to I Love Vietnam
Travel Co-op, a travel company designed to help you discover a new, more
meaningful way of traveling. More than just Green Travel; Eco-travel is
mindful travel; personality fulfilling, challenging and enlightening. We
like to call it travel with purpose - a personal purpose and a global
one. With ILV Travel Co-op, you will look at the world from a different
vantage point and explore a more satisfying way to travel that can
challenge you to rediscover your passions, learn about the places and
people you visit, and help sustain the fragile environments, economies
and disappearing cultures of the earth.
back to your last vacation. Perhaps you went to the coast or the
mountains or to visit a foreign capital. The trip was pleasant, even
exciting. But while you returned home relaxed, you did not feel changed
by the experience: you came back the same person you were before you
imagine traveling with a purpose - a personal one and a global one - and
returning home reinvigorated, refreshed and fulfilled. Imagine having
seen and experienced things you never though possible, stretched
yourself and left a positive impact on the people and places you
want you to look at travel
from a different point of view and you will discover the benefits of
meaningful, purposeful travel. Let ILV Travel Co-op take you to a new
dimension. Our mission is to make tourism a responsible way to travel
that contributes to the conservation of natural areas and the well being
of local people.
this country and, with your help, the highest standard of sustainability
will become the standard practice in traveling throughout the world. Our
commitment to ecologically responsible travel and conservation makes I
Love Vietnam Travel Co-op the perfect travel partner for institutions.
Our partners includes: Hanoi Open University, Faculty of Tourism (HOU);
Service of Canada (WUSC); Child Wise Tourism (ECPAT
Australia); Know One Teach One, Training Center (KOTO); Institute for
Foreign Languages (HAVETCO Vietnam); Netherlands Development
Organisation (SNV); Capilano College Canada; International Youth Hostel
Federation (IYHF); Vietnam Hostelling International (VHI); Vietnam
National Administration of Tourism (VNAT); Vietnam Children's Fund (VCF);
Vietnam Friendship Village; World Village
Foundation; UNESCO-IYHF Center for Peace & Environment; Sapa Hotel
Association; Fauna & Flora International; Peace Trees Vietnam; Frommer's
Travel Book; Press Club (Culinary Venue); Emeraude Classic Cruises; Huong Hai Junk Cruises;
Golden Key Language Center; Sapa Tourism Board and Hoi An Tourism Board.
is awaiting you! We are educators. We are explorers. Of course, we are a
tour operator and travel agency. Our company is headquartered in Hanoi,
Vietnam. Our office is situated on Hang Be Street in the heart of Hanoi
Old Quarter. Prices of tours are listed in the TOURS menu.
Hien, Vietnamese and founder of I Love Vietnam Travel Co-op,
is a graduate from the University for Teachers of Foreign
Languages and National Economics University. He has worked
for many years as an interpreter for many foreign companies.
Since 1997, he has been the Director General of Hanoi Center
for Cultural Exchange and Vocational Education and Training
(HAVETCO). He is also the co-founder and the President of
Vietnam Hostelling Association (VHI); the first Youth Hostel
Association of Vietnam.
Denis Bissonnette, French-Canadian and founder of I Love Vietnam
Travel Co-op, is a graduate of Ottawa University in
Political Sciences, International Relations and History. He
has worked in the tourism industry and traveled extensively
for the last 22 years in more than 40 countries worldwide.
He has been a Tourism Lecturer at Hanoi Open University,
Faculty of Tourism for the last 3 years specializing in
Sustainable Tourism, Community Based Tourism, Management of
Tour Operations, Tour
Guiding and Intercultural Communication. He is also the
founder and the Chief Executive (CEO) of Vietnam Hostelling
International (VHI); the first Youth Hostel Association of