Hope everything goes well, Rob. I have been told Phan Thiet now has a population of 4 million. When I was there in 1967, it was only about 40,000. It was the provincial capital of Binh Thuan and the major center for production of nuoc mam, the traditional Vietnamese fish sauce used on rice. I was told recently that the government is trying to develop golf tourism there and that several golf courses and luxury hotels have been built, but the tourism hasn't developed as much as expected because you can only get there by land. They don't have an airport. We were stationed at the Phan Thiet Airfield which became a Vietnamese military base after we left, but was abandoned in 1985. The airfield is in disrepair and the property along the beach has been developed with condominiums and apartments. The beaches along the South China Sea are beautiful and I am sure that the area has a lot of potential.
I'll be interested to hear what you think of the area.