Hotel Consultancy Group Is Launched
Vietnam – February 15, 2006 -- At the end of 2005, Vietnam saw its first
international hotel management group being established. Now, at the
beginning of 2006, Vietnam has its own, industry-specific consulting group,
the TCK Group, which has been launched to serve the tourism boom that is
taking place in Indochina and facilitate investment into Vietnam.
An experienced team of hospitality & business consultants have been established in Vietnam.
The new group is headed by its Chief Executive Officer, Karl Derek John, who is a hotelier and no stranger to Vietnam. He joined Hilton International in 1973 and first came to Vietnam in 1994, since 2002 he has been living in Hanoi.
The TCK Group combines the skills of a hotelier, construction expert, project manager, mechanical engineer, certified public accountant, risk analysis expert, architect, management consultant, trainer, human resources specialist and business facilitator.
The TCK Group’s immediate focus is Vietnam but it also has an eye on Laos and other areas in Asia. Currently, the TCK Group is focused on projects in Phu Quoc, Hanoi, Nha Trang and Danang.
The TCK Team consists of a British Certified Public Accountant/Risk Analyst, an Australian Hotelier/Management Consultant, plus an Australian qualified Vietnamese Architect. Thus, they combine international experience with local knowledge and connections.
“By providing realistic, factually-based services, performing strategic planning and due diligence for the Vietnam market, the skills and experience of the TCK Group enables clients to make informed decisions about investing in the hospitality and tourism sectors of Vietnam” said Mr. John, the Australian hotelier.
“Our clients are investors, developers, owners and operators. We help our clients take advantage of opportunities in the marketplace, through providing a full market analysis and loan request packaging ” said Mr. Stitt, the British Certified Public Accountant/Risk Analyst.
“We specialize in feasibility studies, project facilitation/coordination, management consulting, marketing consulting, operational reviews, marketing audits, human resources development & training” said Mr. Dung, the Australian qualified Vietnamese Architect.
Mr. John added that when he was recently interviewed by the Vietnam Investment Review, he mentioned that the Ministry of Planning and Investment, together with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism could cooperate to establish a website that’s designed to provide potential investors with the information they require.
“I know that our website (www.tckgroup.org) goes someway to filling that void. We also provide our clients with a representation office in Vietnam, staffed with high-quality professionals. We also conduct research and analysis, make recommendations and provide planning and implementation support. We facilitate the strategic planning process for clients assist them in the implementation as needed”, said Mr. John
Karl Derek John