The world’s media focused its lens on Hanoi in late February when U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s King Jong Un met in the city for a summit. Was there a travel story in this meeting? Well, sort of. On the day the two leaders landed, Luxury Travel Magazine Editor-in-Chief Christine Gray contacted Balcony to ask for some coordination on questions for Bill Hemmer, a longtime CNN journalist and now anchor of America’s Newsroom on Fox. Christine knew Jim had a long history in Vietnam. In fact, Jim and Bill Hemmer first traveled to Vietnam in 1992, Jim on assignment for Bicycling magazine, Bill as a backpacker. Who better, Christine, thought to help frame some questions for Bill. Read the Q & A with Bill Hemmer here, and note the shout out for the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.
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