Trip Planning

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These podcasts are about planning a trip to Vietnam and all you need to know about it.
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What About Vietnam Podcast_Host Kerry Ne
The What About Vietnam Traveller Insights Podcast Series 1- 1 
Vietnam Travel planning
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
This is the very first episode, ….. 

In this session, I talk about food, people and experiences.

What's in store for history buffs,  adventure seekers, and luxury travellers.

They say that the best way to understand a country is through their food. boy, are you in for a treat. I’d like to share with you my experiences with the people and what you can expect from their hospitality.

What kind of trip do you want? Let me share with you my top 4 main categories of experiences. And where you have to go to find them.

I invite you to the Vietnam I know and love.

 
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When is the best time of year to visit Vietnam?
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host. 
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This is probably one of the most common questions I get asked as a travel manager. The reason being is….. “its important”.

It's where you move into that commitment phase and by plotting dates you feel like "this is really going to happen.

While we are in Covid 19 times, it is hard to plot actual dates, however, you can at least find out the best seasons to travel and where to in Vietnam as it does vary.

 

Let's stay focused on the prize and get you sorted for a great holiday in Vietnam when the borders open.

 
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How should you travel within Vietnam?
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
 
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This might sound like a crazy question, however as the world offers us many choices as in,:- How should you travel - As part of a tour; As an individual through a travel agent or do it all yourself online and commit to everything before you arrive?

Or do you just book your flight and do everything off the cuff when you get there through Tour desks and local guides?

Do you bring your family? Is it safe to travel solo?

Is it okay to bring your elderly parents?

Is it safe? Let me cover these questions and more in this episode.

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Money; A fairly Important ingredient for any holiday!  So what does your Dong buy you in Vietnam? Is there a way to manage money so you don't feel like you are getting ripped off? Yes, there is.

#Tipping, what's the protocol?

Let's get your head around money and exchange rates before you go, so you can budget for your trip and not worry as you go around. Let me give you a 360 deg view about the spending power of Dong in Vietnam.

What can you buy?

This podcast is about what you can buy with your money.... Vietnam offers great value shopping!
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The What About Vietnam Traveller Insights Podcast Series 1- 4
Vietnam and what you get for your Money
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
This is the Episode 4, ….. 
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Accommodation options

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Let's talk about the best accommodation options and my five golden rules.
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Vietnam and what you get for your Money
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.
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It's time to book accommodation. This is the exciting part of trip planning because if you are like me, this is when you really feel like "THIS IS REALLY GOING TO HAPPEN". I'm going!


Listen up to my 5 golden rules - to ensure you get the type of stay, and value for money you are always hearing about in Vietnam. It's available. Let me show you where.


It's not always written in the detail, or reviews of the hotel you are viewing. You take those on face value. The question is:-  Does it fit that picture in your head of your perfect stay?


Let me give you my hard-earned truths about finding the right kind of accommodation for your visit.
 

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Culture and Visas

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This podcast is about the culture and visa process mid Covid 19, 2020.
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The What About Vietnam Traveller Insights Podcast Series 1- 6
The Culture and Visa process
My name is Kerry Newsome and I am your host.

In this episode, I’d like to give you some general background to the country you will be visiting, from a cultural and historical standpoint.

What to expect when you arrive! For most of us, it resembles - organised chaos! Heat, smells and officialdom. Cities where there are more bikes than cars.

What is the Visa process amid Covid19, and what are the things you need to watch out for? Do you need a Visa?