We continue to be inspired by what we call The Spirit of Saffron: the vivid tastes, colours and rich culture of this vibrant and stunningly beautiful part of the world. They can provide visitors with such unique and unforgettable travel experiences and it is our aim to make sure that we do all we can to deliver the best of this Spirit of Saffron to all of our clients.
Long is a veteran of the tourism industry in South East Asia and a life long traveler. During his twenty-year career, he has visited every corner of South East Asia and traveled to many other parts of the world besides.
It’s his passion for travel that underpins his desire to create unique and memorable experiences for visitors to South East Asia. He grew up in Vietnam and is inspired by the colors, tastes and cultural heritage of the countries that make up this vibrant region. As new opportunities for travel continue to emerge, Long loves to develop and deliver unforgettable visits for clients with a particular focus on connecting with local culture and preserving natural resources.
His most inspiring travel experience that Long would like to share with other travel lovers:
• Enjoying high tea and a wonderful conversation with a wise monk in one of the many beautiful temples in Bagan, Myanmar.
Deputy General Manager
“A life-traveller” is an apt description for Han. Born and raised in Vietnam, Han has a great passion and love for this beautiful country. She specializes in leisure travel but MICE is also one of her key areas of focus. With nearly 10 years working as a travel consultant Han has also visited much of Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and other parts of Asia. She currently lives in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon and she loves the hustle bustle hub of this vibrant city. Han loves to guide visitors through is many colorful and characterful alleyways, discovering delicious “off-the-beaten-track” eateries chatting with the always friendly Saigonese.
Most impressive travel experience that Han would like to share with other travel lovers:
• Swimming in complete darkness in the world’s largest cave in the Son Dong Cave system in Quang Binh province, Vietnam
Business Development Manager (Spanish & Latin Markets)
Phong has been in the travel industry for 10 years. Having been grown up in Spain, he has a great insight in Spanish speaking market and understands what’s most important to travelers and their traveling companions. His travels have taken him to South East Asia, Europe and of course every city and island in Vietnam. Phong has a wealth of fist-hand knowledge of the destinations and is constantly learning more to keep abreast of any changes in the industry. His personal favorite trip is “The Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia,” which he says offers the perfect combination of culture, food, history and archaeology.
His most inspiring travel experience that Phong would like to share with other travel lovers:
Snorkeling the beautiful coral reefs of Phu Quoc
Operations Manager & Contracting (Saigon Head Office)
Have you ever wondered who is behind the Travel Specialists helping them make sure everything went exactly as planned? That is what Trang is doing at Saffron Travel. She has been working in tourism industry for 12 years. Her primary responsibility is handling the logistics, but she really enjoys working with travelers as well. Trang spends a lot of time on scouting out accommodations, working on the contracting to get the best rate possible for travelers, deepening relationships with tour guides, and finding the best eateries in town.
Hanoi Branch Office Manager
“A real Hanoi-an” is what you can describe Dung when meeting her for the first time. She loves Hanoi and knows every corner of this beautiful city. Dung is in charge of managing all the logistics within the Northern area of Vietnam. Having been in the industry for 8 years, she has decent skills in negotiations. Outside office hours, Dung loves spending time on exploring the food in the Old Quarter and seeking for new hidden venues serving authentic Vietnamese food for travelers. No doubt she is a good cook herself.
Her most inspiring travel experience that Dung would like to share with other travel lovers:
A lovely home hosted lunch she had with a host in Ninh Binh where she had a chance to learn many interesting traditions.
Thuan is passionate about gastronomy and culture. Born in Hanoi but grew up in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon, she spent many years studying abroad, traveling, and exploring different destinations in the world. Thuan is inspired by different cultures and is an excellent consultant for trips including gastronomy, honeymoon, beach break, to jungle adventure. Young, with a great passion for food, Thuan can take you on the most fascinating food tours or even including interactions with the best chefs in town.
Most memorable travel experience that Thuan would like to share with other travel lovers:
• Hiking up Mount Fansipan – the highest mountain in Indochina at 3,143 metres
Marketing and Products Supervisor
A graduate from University of Social Sciences and Humanities, faculty of English Linguistics and Literature, Dai chose Tourism as a career for life. Dai loves traveling, exploring the region, experiencing local culture and sharing travel stories with others. Since 2010, she’s been tasting food, taking photos and talking with people in 10 countries across the region. To Dai, life is short so keep learning and exploring the world. She is a foodie and an adventure seeker.
Most moving travel experience that Dai would like to share with other travel lovers:
• Visiting a local school on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia and providing help for the student living in difficulty