Luxury Travel Ltd Unveils Private Day Trip to Vung Tau Beach for Saigon Based Travelers

Luxury Tour Operator ( Unveils Private Day Trip to Vung Tau Beach from Saigon Every Day.

Hanoi, Vietnam, August 23, 2012 -- Vung Tau, located at about 125 kilometers to the southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, was known as Cap Saint-Jacques under French occupation. Among Vietnamese and expatriates, it is a popular beach destination for weekend trips.

Travelers can reach Vung Tau by speedboat, car or helicopter from Ho Chi Minh City. Vung Tau is a busy coast city with a few beaches, an attractive summer palace, a couple of interesting temples, a few other attractions and not much else, so it offers enough to do but nevertheless offers an off the beaten path and low key escape. However, luxury properties, casinos and golf courses are set to open soon, in order attract long stay, high end holidaymakers to both the Ho Tram area and Vung Tau. Twenty kilometers from the city center is Long Hai town, once a fishing village and now a small resort popular with Vietnamese people. Vung Tau is also the place to board a boat, plane or helicopter to visit famous Con Dao Island, 180 kilometers away.” said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

For a day trip from Ho Chi Minh City, travelers will discover the best Vung Tau has to offer.

At 07:30, travelers will be picked up from the hotel in HCMC and driven to Vung Tau, traveling by immense rubber and cashew nut plantations, as well as scenic rice fields.

On the way to Vung Tau, travelers will visit the Large House (Nha Lon) and its temples at Long Son Island. Large House is a place to celebrate festivals, with a school, a market, a Ghe Sam preserving house, and Ong Tran’s graveyard.

Arriving in Vung Tau, the capital of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, travelers will visit the White House Palace (a summer residence of the last emperor Bao Dai), offering a wonderful view of the beach and the city.

Travelers will visit Niet Ban Tinh Xa, Nirvana Meditation Retreat and Thich Ca Phat Dai, a Buddhist shrine. They will also visit a French-built light house and the giant Jesus Christ image as optional choices.

Vacationers will have lunch at Lan Rung restaurant then have swim at the Bai Sau Beach. At 4 pm travelers will drive back to Saigon where they arrive at around 6 pm.

Vung Tau preserves the feel of a harmonious community of religions, mountains, beaches, architecture old and news. It is now a favourite weekend beach escape destination for family vacations from Ho Chi Minh City. This short trip has all the best Vung Tau has to offer.” adds Pham Ha.

The tour price starts from US$82 per person for a private party of two people. Price includes all private pick up and drop off services, transportation from Ho Chi Minh City, meals, entrance fees and the services of an English-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.

About Luxury Travel Ltd
Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator and DMC (, Luxury Travel is based in Hanoi, with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel has just won a Guide Award 2012 for Excellent Performance.

Media Contact:
Doan Hong Linh (Ms.)
Marketing Executive
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
+ 84.4.39274120 Ext 122

AAA Welcomes KPMG Bolstering of Alternatives Team

AAA has welcomed moves by global auditing and accountancy firm KPMG to expand its alternative investment team by adding five new members in the US.

Boston, MA, USA, August 23, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has welcomed moves by global auditing and accountancy firm KPMG to expand its alternative investment team by adding five new members in the US.

The advisory firm has taken on Ted Carreiro to join its alternative investment fund practice in Boston. Carreiro is the former managing director of State Street Bank and Trust’s AIF division and has more that 18 years experience.

KPMG is also taking on Phillip W. DeSalvo, who has worked with a large number of businesses before to help them to instigate transactions, structure and execute deals. Michael R Richards is another new addition and has over 22 years of relevant experience. He will lead the KPMG transaction services practice in the West Coast region.

The boost to the alternative investment team reflects the increase in interest in alternatives as individuals and institutional investors struggle to make significant returns when invested in savings bonds and the stock market. “The stock market is pretty inactive and interest rates are at historic lows,” asserted AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

KPMG said in an official statement that alternatives were becoming increasingly important to the firm. “KPMG is committed to becoming the market leader in serving the alternative investments industry and our latest additions to the team demonstrate our goal to have the broadest set of skills and in-depth knowledge of the most important regulatory and business issues facing the industry,” said Al Fichera, national partner in charge, alternative investments-audit, in a statement.

AAA supports range of alternative investments, including timberland investment through sustainable plantations such as the one run by Greenwood Management in Brazil.

AAA claims that timber prices are set to rise of the back of more activity in the Chinese, Indian and US housing markets. As a result, it could be the best time for a while for investing in timberland.

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

Media Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320