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Responsible Tourism

Just a Book by RV La Marguerite

eTN Staff Writer  Aug 06, 2009

New river vessel RV La Marguerite takes proactive approach to answering modern day travelers’ calls for the need for operators to adopt responsible tourism ethos as her operating mantra.

Just a Book program is inspired by the passion of Vietnam born French novelist Marguerite Duras who inspired the creation of RV La Marguerite.

This program encourages all travelers to bring with them their favorite novel and donate to schools where RV La Marguerite sails. Travelers are also highly encouraged to pen their personal thoughts inside the books. These are words of hope and form the basis of cultural exchanges between differing nations. Books could be given to our team members at registration, and the team shall consolidate them and distribute to the schools quarterly.

School children in Cai Be, Sadec, Tan Chau, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Cham, and Cheung Kok Eco Tourism Village will benefit from this program. The books encourages literary rates and hence allows the children or future leaders of the world to make informed life choices as their knowledge, imagination, and horizons broadens.

RV La Marguerite is the river vessel of Indochina Sails. The first colonial vessel replica sailing between Saigon and Siem Reap along the Mekong Delta, Indochina Sails aims to make positive impact on conservation of natural and cultural heritage via its carefully chosen itineraries at various ports of calls. Travelers are able to play an important role in preserving and shaping the world’s diversity as they show the host communities how the values of learning the ethnic traditions and encourages greater understanding between differing cultures.

Travelers visit silk workshops, rice paper-making workshops, matsmaking workshops, and travel on local rickshaws to truly experience the local cultures. Cruising with RV La Marguerite is more than a luxe cruise along the Mekong, it is about making an informed lifestyle choices that would help preserve local dream time that would be passed down from generations to generations.

Indochina Sails engages local guides, facilities, and services to generate greater economic benefits for the local peoples through meaningful human connections. Travelers play direct roles in building local pride and confidence, thus enhancing the local lifestyles and life chances.

About RV La Marguerite

La Marguerite, a 46-cabin river vessel, raises the bar of river cruising in the Mekong Delta, offering an unparalleled cruise experience and top-notch excursions between Saigon and Siem Reap. World-class paired gourmet dining experiences add sparks to your personal journey, while its carefully-researched excursions to cultural destinations allows for passion revival.

La Marguerite, Interior Design by TTT Architects, is the first river vessel of esteemed Indochina Sails Cruise Company, where its reputation is derived from direct endorsements from its travelers.

For more information on RV La Marguerite, please see

For more details on cruising the Mekong Delta with RV La Marguerite and Just a Book program, kindly contact Brenda Ho, Marketing Director at

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