In Jan 2017, their leader Rafael Ithier, visited Vietnam. He has felt in love with the country which he said it was a beautiful country with delicious food and hospitable people. During his trip, he by chance met Mr Toan who is currently Marketing Director of Vietnam Original Travel (a Vietnam Travel Agency specializing in tours in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myamar; and event organizer as well) and currently.
In the Rafael Ithier’ blog, he reviewed about the trip in Vietnam which he spent many kinds comments about it. Also, he did not forget describing the beauty of Vietnam and what places he visited and what impressed him. He mentioned:
“Vietnam is a very unique country. Although the country is not quite big, it has a wide range of terrains, stunning landscape and rich in culture and custom. Besides, the country varies in ethnic minorities, languages and cuisines. Vietnamese is very friendly, hospitable and optimistic. The locals are very proud of their long glorious history and diversified culture with 54 ethnic minorities. The country is in the shape of “S” covered by the East Sea to the East spreading from the North to South. There are many wonderful destinations such as, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Saigon, Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc island.
Rafael Ithier also advised those who want to travel to Vietnam that:
“The country is not very big but in order to discover it thoroughly, you should book a tour from a reliable Vietnam Travel Agency and Vietnam Original Travel is a case. By searching via Google with the key “Vietnam tour packages” we can find many agencies. Pick up some agencies at the top of Google which are trustworthy.”
After the trip, Rafael Ithier has fallen in love with Vietnam so he really wants to open a live Salsa show here. He and Vietnam Original Travel have signed a contract that they will do a show in Vietnam in the near future. As Rafael said, Salsa music is still very new for Vietnamese, but he has seen a prospect for Salsa music here.
Words from Marketing Director about the cooperation with El Gran Combo
As you know, Vietnam is a very beautiful country with hospitable and optimistic people. Vietnamese really loves music so there are many singing programs on TV shows or at any festivals. Even though, you can see farmers on the fields enjoy life by singing although their farming is very hard. Vietnamese music is a harmonious combination of native and foreign influences. Specifically, recent years the Vietnamese entertainment industry has very developed and there have been many international type of foreign music introduced such as, Pop, Rock and heavy metal…Salsa music is still new in Vietnam and it is not quite popular. Therefore, we have invited El Gran Combo to Vietnam to open a show tours from the North to South Vietnam with the hope that Salsa music will be popular in the near future. And we really excited for the cooperation. I am sure that El Gran Combo will be welcomed warmly in Vietnam. If you all love the group; do not forget checking their show plan in Vietnam. There is a detailed schedule of tour from the North to Center and South Vietnam in our website.
On the other hand, through the cooperation with El Gran Combo, we hope that Vietnam tourism will be promoted and popularized at their home country – Puerto Rico and other beautiful in America Latin countries in which the group is really loved by a lot people. If you all would like to travel to Vietnam in the near future, let’s check our Vietnam tour packages or just customize your tour to have the most suitable trip in Vietnam. Thank you and look forward to the shows and see you all in Vietnam.