I've already decided on the junk boat that I want to go on in Halong Bay. I haven't booked a hotel yet in Hanoi but I sure would like to avoid the Halong Bay cruise solicitation that is so frequent. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Tips? Advice?
I certainly don't mind telling someone 'no'. It's just that I don't want the service at the hotel to suffer because I declined to book a trip through them. How do people generally deal with this?