Monday, April 25, 2011

Luxury Travel Vietnam Group Ltd’s Special Multi-Country Private Tours in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a captivating region brimming with intriguing cultures, age-old customs and diverse landscapes.

Hanoi, Vietnam, April 26, 2011 - Luxury Travel Vietnam ( ) designs multi-country touring options, and invites elite travelers to experience the luxury, food, culture, lifestyle, travel and charm at five of its finest destinations in Southeast Asia with their great selection of multi-country tours, specially designed to show you the unique way of life and the wonderful sights of each country in one journey.

Southeast Asia is a captivating region brimming with intriguing cultures, age-old customs and diverse landscapes. While the cultures and histories of Southeast Asia are intricately woven together, each country retains its own distinct and vibrant traditions.

To truly experience the essence of the region, the best way is to embark on one of the enchanting multi-country tours; this is especially for the discerning travelers. Most of Luxury Travel Company's luxury tours start either from Hanoi/Saigon, Vietnam or Bangkok, Thailand.

"Luxury Travel’s multi country tours combine two countries; Vietnam with Cambodia tours, Thailand with Laos Tours, Vietnam with Myanmar or Indochina tours, or 5 countries - Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand in one trip. With our superb multi-country tour collection, the hardest thing is probably deciding which one to do," said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Vietnam Group Ltd.

Luxury Travel Vietnam is offering travelers the gastronomy tour Cuisine, Culture and World Heritage Discovery of Indochina as a journey featuring superb food and cultural immersion coupled with luxury travel.

This Indochina loop for example is a cultural and heritage adventure encompassing the ancient cultures of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. You will land at Luang Prabang, Laos, then fly on to Vietnam and end your journey in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

This 16-day tour departs on a daily basis and can be tailor made to fit your time constraints or special needs. The per-person double rate is from $6833 for land costs that include accommodation, nearly all meals, regional flights, transfers, visa fees, tips, entrance fees, medical and emergency insurance and a comprehensive pre-departure packet.

"We have received an increased demand from luxury travelers like you looking to explorer more than one country on a single journey and our "multi-country tours" section caters to this perfectly. Offering a multitude of choice and value for money, our cross-border journeys ensure you experience the highlights of more than one country on what may be your only visit part of the world. Its important to us that you return home having met the locals, experienced the culture and savored the cuisine". Brenda Sunoo, Luxury Travel Group Ltd Representative, California, USA.

Each cross-border itinerary of theirs is specially designed and thoughtfully assembled to maximize travelers’ experience in Southeast Asia.

David Nguyen
Luxury Travel Group Company
05 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 71000
+84.4.3927 4120

Expertise is the Enemy of Innovation - Innovation Leader Stephen Shapiro

Companies struggling to innovate may be suffering from an inadequate range of knowledge and perspectives. Companies have personalities; but a company's personality might repel the employee-base that can lend a critical point of view to business, killing innovation.

Boston, MA, April 18, 2011 (Straight Line PR) -- Our society has placed a premium on expertise and knowledge. But this expertise may, in fact, be the very thing inhibiting creativity and innovation from thriving within organizations. Schools teach the regurgitation of facts rather than independent thinking and creativity so individuals work tirelessly toward becoming masterful at their specific discipline. This attempt at mastery might be the very thing closing off companies from generation more creative solutions to their most daunting problems.

"I often say that expertise is the enemy of creativity. The more we know, the harder it is to see things differently because we get locked into old ways of thinking," explains Stephen Shapiro, Innovation Leader and author of Personality Poker. "Consider this. When you lose your keys, you look everywhere. After 15 minutes you finally find them. What do you inevitably say? 'Figures, it was in the last place I looked.' Well of course it is. Who finds something and keeps looking? The brain works the same way with solutions. Once the brain finds a solution, it stops looking. And as an expert, you will probably find a solution rather quickly, stopping you from seeking alternative and more impactful resolutions."

Stephen Shapiro's recent book and personality tool, Personality Poker ( ), highlights areas where organizations are expert and those where they may be lacking. This awareness allows for the creation of a more balanced portfolio of skills and abilities enabling a full range of creativity to emerge.

"When we are expert, we may generate solutions at a rapid pace; however the level of innovation exhibited in solving those issues decreases exponentially. How do you combat your own expertise? Diversify. Work with others outside of your discipline," says Shapiro. "If NASA is trying to solve a complex issue and gathers the top 100 aerospace engineers together to resolve, will adding one more aerospace engineer really make a difference? However if they add a biologist, nanotechnologist or musician to the mix, they may create enough of a divergent perspective to circumvent the most challenging problems."

Watch Shapiro speak more on why expertise is the enemy of innvation at

About Stephen Shapiro:
Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation and collaboration, and has personally touched hundreds of thousands of lives in over 40 countries. While Stephen's insights apply to virtually any organization, big or small, he has contributed to shifting the innovation culture for such Fortune 500 organization as Staples, GE, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, Pearson Education, Nestlé, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As the founder and creator of a 20,000 person internal innovation practice within Accenture, and advisor to hundreds of organizations worldwide, Stephen possesses a rare and extensive arsenal of tools allowing him to arm any organization with the knowledge they need to shift their most threatening challenges. His most recent project, Personality Poker ( ), released by Penguin Portfolio in October 2010, is a card game that has been played by over 25,000 people in boardrooms and living rooms around the world.

Stephen can be reached at 617-379-1177 or online at

Press Contact: Stephen Shapiro, 24/7 Innovation, 2001 Marina Drive Suite 807, Quincy, MA 02171, 617-379-1177

Please contact for corrections or updates.

Deborah Shapiro
24/7 Innovation
2001 Marina Drive Suite 807
Quincy, MA 02171

AuraPortal BPMS to Support Handwritten Data within Processes through Digital Pen Integration

The Digital Pen allows handwritten data to be converted into digital format and leveraged immediately in AuraPortal Business Processes

Woburn (Boston), MA, April 18, 2011 - AuraPortal (, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), announced today the integration of Digital Pen technology within its BPM Suite. Integration has been done by its Partner Novotec Consultores.

Digital Pen provides a high level of automation to some of the primary activities of BPMS processes, such as filling out forms, incident management, evaluation and registration, online orders, and quality management.

"When filling in a form on a digital tablet, which appears to be plain paper but with a printed dot pattern that eases digital capture of handwriting, the digital pen captures and stores each text line through an optical sensor by sending the strokes converted into digital data to AuraPortal through a Web-based technology. This initiates its own internal process by automatically filling in the digital form fields and it integrates the document in a JPG format with the handwriting form ".

"This will allow us to start AuraPortal processes in real-time from data collected in traditional paper forms, as well as attach documents or images, using only a digital pen and a mobile phone".

Pablo Trilles, AuraPortal Vice President.

Some of the benefits of Digital Pen integration in processes are quick and effective information management, improvement in information transmission, improvement in account management, management monitoring, and its intuitive ease of use.

About Aura (AuraPortal) (
AURA is a global BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AuraPortal has a presence in 50 countries with more than 350 customers including, among others: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Toyota, Yamaha, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, Eletrobras, Saras, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sodexo, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries.

AuraPortal Headquarters are located in North America (Boston) and Europe (Holland) whereas the software development facilities are located in Spain and India.

See Partners Network and more Customers

AuraPortal is a real Business Process Platform where a set of 6 essential applications share the same environment in a seamlessly integrated and user friendly way: "6 in 1":


2.Process Management

3.Document Management

4.Customer Management

5.Content Management

6.Online Commerce

What the Top Experts Say About Auraportal BPMS:

GARTNER Inc.: "AuraPortal is the Example of Next generation BPMS". (Magic Quadrant Report 2007 and 2009)

OVUM: "AuraPortal Excels in Ovum's technology assessment study which was set by a highly competitive field". "The vendor has demonstrated that its BPM platform can support complex processes and high-throughput scenarios". (OVUM - Decision Matrix on BPM Vendors 2010)

BPTRENDS: There is a 2010 Report on AuraPortal BPMS published by this prestigious firm. Click here to download an extract or the full report. (BPM Suites Report 2010)

Auraportal Contacts:
Scott Rich
Skype: scott.marketingintl
Phone: +1 781-569-5940 or +1 978-808-6340
The Netherlands:

Scott Rich
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472