AAA welcomes news that Investors are interested in Tasmania Plantations

AAA, an alternative investment advocacy group, has announced that it is welcoming the news of potential buyers for plantations owned by a collapsed forestry firm in Tasmania.

Boston, MA, USA, October 12, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), an alternative investment advocacy group, has announced that it is welcoming the news of potential buyers for plantations owned by a collapsed forestry firm in Tasmania.

The 100,000 hectares of plantation space is thought to still be managed by the insolvent Tasmanian firm, called Gunns. The firm entered administration in late September and potential buyers for the plantation land, which could be very lucrative and attractive to investors, are being looked into by receiver KordaMentha.

There is already interest from clients of the New Forests investment fund in Sydney, manager David Brand has claimed. Brand stated that the price of the plantation land is still unclear, however, with prices ranging from a few hundreds Australian dollars to as much as A$8,0000 per hectare being mentioned.

He added that the value of the plantation that will be manageable under the new certification from the forestry Stewardship Council, which shows that the plantations are managed sustainably.

AAA's analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, said that the news that FSC-certified plantations are more attractive and possibly more valuable than forests that are not managed sustainably is great news for the environment. "Not only is it good news from an environmental perspective, but it also means that sustainable management may become increasingly popular in countries like Brazil, where the future of the local communities can rely on the industry."

The government of Tasmania is, in the meantime, hoping that an investor from china may pay up to A$2.3 billion for the pulp mill that was owned by Gunns.

The popularity of sustainable forestry as an alternative investment choice is growing all the time, claims AAA, which supports plantation projects like the ones operated by Greenwood Management in Brazil. These projects provide alternative timber products to those produced using native forests, which are vulnerable and extremely valuable from a ecological point of view.

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.

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Alternative Asset Analysis
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Boston, MA 02109-1320

Vietnam's First Luxury Tour Operator Targets Asean Countries With Niche Products at ITB ASIA in Singapore

VIETNAM is an emerging Mice destination in South East Asia and showcasing the country's offerings at ITB Asia 2012 will be Luxury Travel Ltd. (Stand R1730)

Hanoi, Vietnam, October 12, 2012 -- VIETNAM is an emerging Mice destination in South East Asia and showcasing the country's offerings at ITB Asia 2012 will be Luxury Travel Ltd. (Stand R1730)

The company specialises in planning and organising incentive trips and has been one of the leading Mice destination firms in Vietnam for more than seven years.

Hung Nguyen, the company's Mice department manager said Vietnam has something for everyone in cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the centre in areas such as Hue, Danang and Hoian.

"Luxury Travel is the first travel company in Vietnam specialising in luxury, leisure, and incentive holidays. We have first-hand knowledge in Mice and excellent relations with suppliers in the Mice industry for whatever event or incentive holiday travellers want. Name it and we make it happen," said founder and CEO Pham Ha.

The company promotes Vietnam as a preferred new destination for both domestic and international Mice travel but can arrange successful Mice trips to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

"We will also promote its leisure luxury short trips at this year's show. Asean countries are our great markets, with direct convenient flights, no visa. They have purchasing powers. Today's luxury travellers want to be entertained and stimulated, rather than simply pampered. They want off-the-beaten-track experiences; crave efficient and seamless travel and value for money. They are also interested in short trips, family travel, a bit of adventure, local culture and authentic experiences. Our leisure travel programmes to show at ITB Asia are designed to catch this trend." said Ha.

Vietnam's first luxury tour operator/DMC ( is based in Hanoi, with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is exceptional at 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 Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent "The Years' Best" of the Guide Awards in 2012. Facebook:

Media Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

Rosendin Electric Names Keith Douglas Director of Operations for Mid-Atlantic Operations

New Appointment Sets the Stage for Rosendin Electric to Expand Its East Coast Operations from Ohio to the Carolinas.

STERLING, Va. (October 12, 2012) -- Rosendin Electric, one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and a 100% employee-owned company, today announced the appointment of Keith Douglas to the newly created position of Director, Mid-Atlantic Operations reporting to Vice President Mike Greenawalt. Under Douglas's direction, Rosendin Electric plans to expand its east coast operations, identifying new general contractor partners who will benefit from Rosendin Electric's expertise in mission-critical design-build and data center construction projects.

Douglas brings more than 20 years of electrical contracting and construction experience to the Rosendin Electric team. In the past, he has managed construction contracts worth more than $250 million per year spanning markets such as health care, government, school districts, and other large-scale projects. With Douglas's regional industry expertise, Rosendin Electric plans to expand the market reach for its mid-Atlantic operation from the Carolinas to Ohio.

"After nearly two years we have built a strong reputation for service and expertise in the metro Washington market, especially with mission-critical projects and data center construction," said Greenawalt. "With Keith's assistance and market knowledge, we are ready to expand our east coast operations, working with more general contractors who need our expertise in large-scale and mission-critical design-build projects."

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 2,500 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit


Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819