Friday, April 6, 2012
Colorado’s largest MLS selects local executive for top position
Denver, CO, April 06, 2012 - Metrolist® announced that Kirby Slunaker has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective March 13, 2012.
“In Kirby, we have chosen a seasoned business leader to continue our transition as a high quality service-oriented organization serving Colorado Realtors®,” stated James T. Wanzeck, Metrolist Board Chairman. “Kirby has deep experience in transforming and leading top companies, such as VISA USA, eBags, FedEx, MDC Holdings, and, most recently, Pendum LLC. With an executive of this caliber, we’re extremely well positioned to take the company to a new level.”
Slunaker was chosen as interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) in November 2011, and was integral in establishing a strategic partnership between Metrolist and Hillside Software, a Denver market leader in real estate software. Under Slunaker’s leadership, Metrolist re-launched its public website, www.recolorado.com, providing the most comprehensive and accurate home search website for the greater Denver market.
As a strong proponent of “Green housing” initiatives, Slunaker also lead the effort to join Colorado state’s initiative to “green the MLS”, spearheaded by the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO). Launched in early March, energy/green features are now included in the MLS along with the state recommended Green Features Addendum (GFA).
“Kirby’s accomplishments as the interim COO made him the clear choice as President and CEO,” said Wanzeck. “We’re confident in his ability to fully execute our long-term strategies.”
Slunaker is a former Chairman of and currently serves on, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the Colorado Technology Association (formerly CSIA), Colorado's premier technology trade association.
Director, Marketing & Advertising
Metrolist is the largest MLS in the state of Colorado, supporting the largest network of Realtors with the most comprehensive database of real property listings throughout the Front Range. Realtor owned since 1984, Metrolist provides leading technology solutions to real estate agents and brokers to better serve buyers and sellers. More information about Metrolist is available at www.metrolist.com.
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Luxury Travel Ltd. to Attract More Discerning German Travelers with its Business Representative in Germany
Hanoi, Vietnam, April 06, 2012 - Luxury Travel Ltd., (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com ) an award winning luxury travel tour operator and destination management company (“DMC”) in Vietnam, has announced the addition of representative office in Germany and appointed Pham Duy Tien, a German- Vietnamese as its Business Representative in Berlin, Germany.
Mr. Tien will be responsible for German speaking markets, trade shows, sales call and marketing activities with Luxury Travel Ltd’s business partners throughout german speaking countries, seeking new business opportunities and coordinating the company’s marketing program.
"I was born and raised in Vietnam, but I´m currently living with my wife Sina in Berlin. However, I still love Vietnam and its destinations and want to that ensure travelers feel the same way. Therefore, I hope that by working with German tourists I can do something good both for home and adopted countries. I work for Luxury Travel Ltd. (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com ) as a representative in Germany, and it is a great opportunity to promote Vietnam and Southeast Asia. I hope that working in the luxury travel segment will lead to an increase in the the company’s market share and cultural exchange here in the German speaking markets.” Said Pham Duy Tien
Vietnam now has world class hotels and resorts, beaches and cuisine, in addition to its natural beauty, rich history and traditional culture. The country receives 100,000 German tourists yearly, and the number of tourists increases year after year. The new slogan of Vietnam tourism, “Timeless charm,” was created with an aim to attract long haul travelers from Germany and elsewhere, who wish to experience its defining characteristics: Thrills, nature, heritage, festival, pristine, enjoyment, scenery and essence.
“Germany economy is still strongest in euro zone. Germany is a great market for us and we have beautiful products for German tastes and preferences and target the right clients with personalized products and services. We have increased both FITs and GITs bookings from our partners and direct customers. Travelers choose Vietnam for their vacations for safety, affordable prices, authenticity and convenient direct flights. Our German teams have native Germans and Vietnamese, who are passionate and motivated. With our representative, we will expand and expect to stay strong in Germany. We take part in more trade shows, revamp our website in German language, will launch german brochures both online and offline. We are delighted to have Tien as our representative in Berlin, Germany.With our vision, marketing efforts and commitments, we will attract more discerning German travelers who wish to experience the timeless charm of Vietnam in style and luxury and we are targeting 100% growths from this market for 2012. "said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.
Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is excellent in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator.
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
5 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444