Thien Minh Group

Thien Minh Group
UPDATED: 30 Dec 2011 221 Views
Address: 94 Ma May St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi Tel: 3828 0702 Fax: 3926 3445 Website: Email: [email protected]


Address: 94 Ma May St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi  Tel: 3828 0702 Fax: 3926 3445 Website: Email: [email protected]

General information

Thien Minh Group is a leading operator of hotels, tours, transportation services and travel agencies throughout Southeast Asia. The group brings 70,000 tourists to Vietnam and 10,000 to Laos, Cambodia and Thailand annually. Founded in 1994, Thien Minh Travel was originally set up as an inbound tour operator under the brand name “Buffalo Tours” and primarily operated tours for the first ten years. 

In 2004, Thien Minh expanded its service offering into hotel operations by purchasing the Festival Hue Hotel. In 2005, it partnered with Intrepid Travel Pty. Ltd., a Australian tour operator with global operations, to establish the Intrepid Indochina Travel Company Limited (Intrepid Indochina), further expanding its tour operations in Southeast Asia.

In 2006,  Mai Chau Lodge was built in  in a mountainous region of North Vietnam. The company added two new business linesin 2007 when it acquired 40% stakes in a Vietnamese transportation business, and in  Cho Lon Tours Company Limited (Cho Lon Tours), which provided holidays in China and elsewhere in Asia toVietnamese, Chinese, and other Asian customers. In 2008, Buffalo Tours Australia was established, and the following year  Jetwing Indochina, a hotel management company, was established as ajoint venture with Jetwing Sri Lank. 2009 saw the establishment of Buffalo Tours Thailand, Buffalo Tours Laos and Buffalo Tours Cambodia.  In 2010 Buffalo Tours UK was set up, while in Vietnam Thien Minh increased its stake in Cho Lon Tours in 2010 as well as establishing Buffalo Tours Travel Agency, Asia Outdoors and Ivivu. In 2011, Thien Minh acquired Victoria Hotels and Resorts and opened the Xiengthong Palace Hotel.