Our Team

Born out of a passion between some friends and the love of endless travel, Tonkin Voyage & Tonkin-Travel was created.

At first we were just a small group of enthusiastic consultants in tourism who decided to take a risk, give up easier working opportunities and put everything on the line to pursue our dream. Fourteen years later we are expanding Tonkin Voyages into Tonkin-Travel.

Our mission is to be the best boutique travel agency in South East Asia, providing our clients with authentic, elegant and holistic tours. Our goal is not to expand in our territory, but to continue to tailor for our clients the trip of a life time.

We are so proud to introduce our dedicated members:  

Minh Cong PHAM – Director

Born in Northern Vietnam farm land, Minh Cong Pham dreamt of a different kind of future for himself. With a great deal of effort, he put himself through university and commenced a successful career.

After many years of working in a multinational corporation and developing a taste for travel, he decided to pursue his true passion and start his own travel agency. Tonkin Voyage was created in order to share the culture, cuisine and beauty of Vietnam with the experience and perspective of a true local.

Fast forward to present day, with fourteen years of hard work, creative thinking and unsurpassed customer service, Minh Cong Pham has decided to expand and open Tonkin-Travel to the English-speaking market.

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”.
-Saint Augustine

Vy NGUYEN (Ms) – Sales Manager

Graduating Tourism Management at VNU, Vy has worked as a travel consultant for more than eight years before joining Tonkin-Travel.

As one would expect, she has a love for travel and a passion for learning new things and is thrilled to have landed her dream job with the Tonkin-Travel Team. Nothing makes Vy happier though than when she dissects exactly what a client wants and needs from a holiday.

She is attentive to detail and her knowledge of Vietnam and South East Asia is so proficient that she will proudly challenge any Lonely Planet or Rick Steves guide.

“Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.”
- Seneca

Thuy Hang BUI (Ms) – Operator

After years of working in the front line of tourism, Hang has gained a wealth of valuable experience by personally operating many successful tours. 

Due to these savvy connections, she has a vast network and is a very talented coordinator of all the important elements of travel such as accommodation, restaurant recommendations, day tours and transport.

Any issue on a tour with Tonkin-Travel will be dealt with promptly and personally by Hang. Thus, her exceptional skillset means you enjoy a hassle-free journey.

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”
- Lin Yutang

Nga TRAN (Ms) – Travel Consultant

One could describe Nga as having an extremely precise mind. She is an incredibly proficient guide who can determine exactly what a traveler needs for a successful journey. Her English is solid and she is always able to recommend the best hotels and restaurants around to cater to each individual client.

Nga’s s a perfectionist - this means every detail gets taken into account. As a result, you avoid all preventable dilemmas and receive the ultimate itinerary.

“Travel is the door to the world.”

Eleanor SANDER O'HEARN (Ms) – Marketing Manager 

Having recently moved to Hanoi from Sydney for the food and to be our Marketing Manager (in that order), she graduated from university in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business complementing her Advanced Diploma in Hotel & Resort Management.

Eleanor spent close to four years working at one of Australia’s Top 10 hotels and therefore recognises the importance of a holiday going to plan. Her goal is to encourage fellow Australians to visit the wonders of Vietnam & she shares the Tonkin-Travel ethos that the best marketing strategy is unparalleled customer service.

“Vacation calories don’t count.”

 Tonkin Voyage Travel Team - Vietnam local travel agency

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