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Halong Hub now accepts payments from UnionPay cards

In addition to the cards we already accept (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, JCB), Halong Hub can now process payments from UnionPay cards.

We understand paying for things online isn’t fun- in fact, sometimes it’s a downright headache. We want to make our platform as convenient for our customers as we can, which is why we are constantly seeking to expand the possibilities when it comes to the booking process- and payment is a big part of that.

From now on, customers can pay on the Halong Hub platform with UnionPay cards, which will be processed securely through OnePay, a leading payment processing company that millions trust with their business. We hope that by partnering with UnionPay, one of Asia’s largest financial services, we will be able to further facilitate our customers from different parts of the world.

Customers Can Now Get Last Minute Deals Booking a Halong Bay Cruise

Customers can now get last minute deals booking a Halong Bay cruise with Halong Hub

Halong Bay Cruise last minute deals

Halong Bay, Vietnam, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, welcomes crowds of tourists every year who come to marvel at the impressive scenery and relax onboard one of the myriad Halong cruise ships. Now, customers who are booking a Halong cruise can avail of generous last-minute discounts on one of the industry’s leading booking platforms, Halong Hub.

It’s true that some travelers prefer the security and commitment that comes with booking things well in advance, but it’s not always the early bird that catches the worm as we see with the numerous last-minute rates on offer on the Halong Hub booking platform. Travellers can save themselves a hefty margin by availing of any of these special last-minute discounts, which means more money to splurge somewhere else during the holiday.

All available deals can be found on the Halong Hub deals page. Customers should kindly note that the last-minute deals are not eligible for cancellation or change, and other deals (Free visa approval letter, Hanoi street food tour, etc.) are not valid in conjunction with these deals.



Company name: Halong Hub

Contact name: DK Long

Phone: +84 2838 257 267



Halong Hub to Offer Customers Free Hanoi Street Food Tour from Foody Compass

Halong Hub has recently partnered with Foody Compass on a mutual mission to create an experience that is sure to satisfy not just your taste buds, but even the most insatiable travelers’ sense of adventure.

Halong hub offers Free Hanoi Street Food Tour
Halong hub offers Free Hanoi Street Food Tour

From September 2017, every customer that books a Halong Bay cruise using the Halong Hub booking platform will receive a complimentary Hanoi Street Food Tour with Foody Compass. Visitors who avail of this offer will get themselves a jam-packed itinerary that will take them from their hotel in Hanoi to explore the towering limestone monoliths and azure waters of Halong Bay, and back again to the city to sample the best of Hanoi’s sizzling street food.

The shared interests and well-aligned goals of both Halong Hub and Foody Compass make them ideal partners for their new mutual mission: to create an original, authentic, and exciting experience for each and every visitor who heads their way. Together, Halong Hub and Foody Compass assure that every customer they send home will leave inspired, exhilarated, and totally satisfied with their Vietnam adventure.

Book a Cruise with Halong Hub now.

About Halong Hub

Halong Hub is among the leading online cruise booking platforms in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Since its establishment, Halong Hub has been determined to provide a simplified and trustworthy service to travelers who come to visit the world-famous landscape of Halong Bay. The squad behind Halong Hub are among the most innovative, dynamic, and creative international teams in the entire Halong Bay market, so it’s small wonder that they’re always on the look-out for new ways to collaborate with others who are excelling in Vietnam’s burgeoning tourism industry.

About Foody Compass

Hot off the press in 2017, Foody Compass is a bespoke street food tour that offers its customers a unique “insider’s view” of Vietnam’s capital city. The Foody Compass team believe that food, more than anything else, has the power to bring people from all different cultures and all different walks of life together. With this in mind, they have designed a thoughtful, educational, and still wildly entertaining tour of downtown Hanoi’s most delicious eateries. Under the watchful supervision of a savvy local, customers can zip around the bedlam of the city center and chow down on the best of the local delicacies, whilst learning about Hanoi’s rich, and deep-rooted history and culture. From squatting street-side on red plastic chairs slurping on a piping hot bowl of phở, to enjoying a creamy egg coffee at Hanoi’s oldest cafe, the Foody Compass tour promises to send their guests home stuffed full of food and still dreaming of more.

Halong Hub proudly sponsored the “Love Vietnam Rooftop Party”

Love Vietnam Rooftop Party was hosted by the Vietnam is Awesome community and Saigon SOS to help the NGO ChangeVN raise money for good causes. These include: raising awareness of people, fighting against the use rhino horn, and improving Vietnam’s environment.

Around a hundred people joined the event to show their solidarity with the causes; raising an enormous amount of money in the process.


Guests could contribute by buying raffle tickets at VND100.000 (US$4.38) for 10 tickets. Prizes included many different vouchers for bars, restaurants and events. Halong Hub was honored to sponsor the Grand prize of the event: a free Halong Cruise Tour Trip of 2 days 1 night for 2 people.


Halong Hub also held 2 Give Away events before with a similar prize. The winners would have a chance to experience the majestic scenery of Halong Bay with its magnificent limestone karst formations, caves and other scenic attractions, among pristine waters of the bay.

This is one of Vietnam’s amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as being placed in the top 25 Destinations of Traveler’s Choice Award by TripAdvisor.

Staying overnight on 4-star Glory Legend Cruise, one of the best Mid-range cruises in Halong Bay, is a superb experience and was a highly sought after prize. Activities available include: kayaking, squid fishing, early morning tai chi classes, and cooking classes.

The dining room onboard serves wonderful Western and Vietnamese style cuisines, prepared and presented by Glory Legend Cruise’s own chef.

The lucky winner was Mrs. Carmel Leonard; she won the Halong Cruise Tour, valued at US$230.00.

Mrs. Carmel Leonard – the luckiest one and our Sales Executive, Roxane Gil.

Love Vietnam Rooftop Party took place on Cafe Restaurant’s rooftop, a lovely venue right in the heart of Saigon. The guests delighted in the live music and cool drinks, all served up in a friendly atmosphere. The evening was a great success!

It was Halong Hub’s pleasure to contribute to the social values and meaningful activities, involved. The company hopes to support more such opportunities in the future.

DJ Miller stole the night! Source:
Hundreds of people came to the event! That was huge success for us.

Halong Hub on AsiaLIFE Media Vol.104

halong hub on magazine

Elijah Ferrian learns about the new Halong Bay travel site, Halong Hub, and peers into what the future of booking travel may look like in Vietnam.

Readers may remember meeting DK Long back in July when we ran a piece about his digital marketing and web design company, Dagiac. Well, now the young tech maven is back with a new project, Halong Hub, and he’s really excited about sharing it with the world.

Halong Hub, founded in June of 2016, is a different kind of online booking site, and it’s unique in that it focusses solely on cruise line travel in Halong Bay, the surrounding area, and sports a couple of features that are pretty cool for a travel site.

DK wasn’t always so keen on involving travel in his life, as he illustrates to me when we sit down to discuss the unveiling of his new website.

“One of the things that I love to do now is travel around my country,” DK says. “In the past I was never really interested in traveling. I thought I didn’t have time, because I was working constantly. I really never got out to see everything Vietnam has to offer. I’m kind of embarrassed to say this, but I used to think that Sapa was in the central part of the country!”

A few things fell into place, and DK was introduced to a client from up in Hanoi that ended up becoming a business partner. With that connection came a professional reason to travel: he needed to develop websites and marketing campaigns centered around travel in Vietnam, yet, he’d never been outside of Saigon.

The ‘no-nonsense’ version of DK Long thought it beneficial for him to actually get out there to experience what Vietnam has to offer for travelers.

“I’m an IT guy,” DK laughs. “I’ve been working in computers and technology since I was a teenager. I’m self taught, and by the time I started my own web development company, Dagiac, I had never really travelled. After the change over to more digital marketing work, I started exploring more of Vietnam, and became a cofounder of Halong Hub. Traveling just got me out there, meeting new friends, having great experiences, and I really started enjoying it.”

Long was receiving first hand experience in not only the beauty of his country, but in the process of traveling in Vietnam. Trying to look at taking a short trip to Dalat, or a relaxing cruise in Halong Bay from both eyes of a traveler from abroad, and a local trying to get away from the city.

“After getting experience of what it is like to travel in this country, both the positives and negatives, I decided I really wanted to be a part of building up the tourism industry in Vietnam,” DK says. “There is so much potential, and not just for foreigners, but for all of us that call Vietnam home as well.”

While there were plenty of good times to be had exploring different regions of this great country, the bottom line is that all good has a negative counterpart.

“We started Halong Hub because there is so much to see, but it can be difficult to get the experience that you dream of.” DK tells me while I peruse the website. “Especially if you don’t speak the language, and don’t have any contacts in Vietnam. People get overcharged, or the services they were promised end up not being exactly as advertised. We’re here to change all of that, and we’re starting with Halong Bay cruises.”

Basically, Halong Hub compiles the best cruise ship tours of Halong Bay, cuts out the middlemen that drive prices up, and keeps the consumer updated on price changes, and special offers. They have dedicated customer support, and they plan on running sweepstakes and contests regularly. A handful of winners have already gotten a free cruise through Halong Hub’s contests.

They have developed an intuitive, easy-to-use platform that guarantees users will get the best room offer as soon as humanly possible, at the most competitive price, because they work for guests directly.

They utilise ‘live room’ availability that’s updated daily, and with offices in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, you can call them or live chat through the website at any time.

“Nothing really exists that is as specific as Halong Hub,” Long says. “We’re unique because we are a local company that works with all of the cruise owners directly, because we have real relationships with them. I am friends with a lot of these people.”

– Wait. What’s this about free cruises?

“Orchid Cruise is the first 5-star cruise line that goes to Lan Ha Bay, which was previously off-limits to tourists”, DK says. “The rooms have a private balcony, and we give away one Suite Balcony Room for two days and one night for two people.”

DK Long looks to expand this concept to other parts of Vietnam in the future, and he seems to think that this is the next step in the technological evolution of travel.

“There’s a lot of travel agencies here, but we’re creating a new kind of service online that is going to streamline exploration of Vietnam, and we’re proud of that.”

$220 Halong Bay Tour Give Away!

Halong Bay is always on a must-go list of every travellers. Stunning limestones among pristine water will totally be a memorable moments for you and your beloved. Halong Hub now launches a “Give Away Contest” for encouraging the love for Halong Bay as well as top class experiences and wonderful moments on Halong luxury cruises. The grand prize is a Deluxe Ocean View Room of 4 star Glory Legend Cruise Halong for 2 persons worth $220. You will have a chance to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere of Halong Bay in 2 days 1 night trip.

Since now, we’re also doing Give Away every month. Be sure you’re right on time to take the prize!


What you and your beloved could receive

  • Free Luxury Cruise through Halong Bay (apply for 2 days 1 night): Tuan Chau island, Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island, Titov Beach, Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave.
  • 4 star Deluxe Cabins with A/C and en-suite Bathroom.
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, complimentary two bottle of mineral water in each cabin.
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries (02 buffet lunches, 01 BBQ dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night
  • Free entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • Free supplies and extra activities: night squid fishing, swimming, kayaking, movie show, music entertainment, bamboo boat.
  • Exciting courses: Taichi morning & Cooking demonstration.
  • English speaking tour guide on boat.
  • VAT.

Make your Halong Bay experience reality! Enter in 30 seconds, click here!

Here are terms and conditions of the sweepstakes

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase of any kind will not increase your chances of winning. Open to all legal residents around the world who are 18 years of age or older.
  2. Limit one (1) entry per person or email address during the Sweepstakes Period. All entries become the exclusive property of Halong Hub and will not be acknowledged or returned. You are responsible for your trip costs such as flight tickets. Winners will be determined by random drawing.
  3. The sweepstakes will end on 23:59 (GMT +7) December 12th 2016. Sweepstakes winner will be notified by email. An email will be sent to the winner within one week after drawing. Winners must agree to the use of their names, voices, and/or likeness for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  4. The right to receive a prize is non-assignable and non-transferable and no prize substitution, transfer, exchange or cash equivalent will be allowed. Prize is a Deluxe room on Pelican Cruise. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account.
  5. The winner of sweepstakes must book and confirm schedule before December 31st 2017. The prize couldn’t be used in Vietnamese national holidays or any special occasions: New Year Eve December 31st and January 1st, Christmas Eve December 24th, 25th.

If you are interested in exploring Halong Bay on a luxurious cruise, you might want to check out: Garden Bay Premium & Garden Bay Luxury cruises