Monday, May 14, 2012

Luxury Travel Ltd Selects Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi in the Lux’s Hot List in its Brochure for Travel Professionals 2012-2013

Vietnam –based Luxury Travel Ltd ( is a long established Asian specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 14, 2012 - The Luxury Travel Ltd picks up the newest hotels and resorts in Vietnam and highly recommends Hotel de L’Opera Hanoi M Gallery for the most discerning travelers to Vietnam.

The 107 rooms and suites are a sanctuary of comfort, with hand-picked luxurious amenities and 21st century technology. Its restaurants, bar and complimentary Wi-Fi combine to deliver memorable operatic moments in Hanoi.

“This is the newest four-star hotel in town. Set in the center of Hanoi, Hotel de l'Opera is close to Hanoi's Opera House, the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, and it features the best of Hanoi, with colonial accents, theatrical interior design and contemporary spaces for entertaining. ” Hung Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd Vietnam.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with a millennium-long history. The architecture includes some of the most well-known Vietnamese classic monuments, as well as decaying but relatively intact examples of French colonial buildings. There are, of course, the ancient temples, pagodas and historical monuments; the traditional arts and artifacts in the streets (lacquer work, ceramics, old propaganda posters, embroidery art, Vietnamese silk, water puppets); the French-influenced foodstuff (baguette, coffee, cuisine with flavors subtler than its Oriental cousins’); the mild climate and scenic lakes. And, Halong Bay is just over two hours’ drive away.

“We promote our luxury travel products at ITE Hong Kong MICE, Top Resa Paris, ITB Asia, ATF Laos, ITB Berlin, Salon Mondial du Tourisme Paris, Luxury Travel Fair, WTM London, FITUR, AIME, ILTM. We do hope that our newest Luxury Travel’s brochure 2012 - 2013 and luxury travel guide book to help our travel professionals to generate sales. Interested travel colleagues can make an appointment with us and further discussion about this profitable market share in the emerging luxury travel destinations in Southeast Asia” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Luxury Travel Ltd ( 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.

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

Denver Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Rebound

Metrolist Data Show Supply And Demand Beginning To Intersect In One Of Nation’s Bellwether Metro Areas

Denver, CO, May 14, 2012 - New data from Metrolist®, the largest real estate multiple listing service (MLS) serving Colorado real estate agents, show another uptick in Denver Metro area home prices as inventories hit their lowest level in three years.

According to Metrolist, the provider of, the average sales price for the Denver residential market jumped another 6% in April to $275,241. Metrolist’s April data show notable increases in every important component, including sales pending contracts, sales under contract, and sales for single family homes, while days on market (DOM) continue to shrink.

According to Kirby Slunaker, Metrolist’s President and CEO, the uptick in average sales price last month may be the start of an upward trend in the metro Denver market.

“We continue to see tight inventory in the market, which means there are about two to three months of available supply,” said Mr. Slunaker. “With these tight inventory levels, I wouldn’t be surprised to see further price appreciation into this summer’s buying season.”

Compared to April last year, the average price for a single-family residence in the Denver metro area is 11% higher, while the number of homes for sale is down by 43%.

As steadily declining inventory pushes prices higher, buyers who must make a purchase decision should expect to be aggressive and ready to make multiple offers. Sellers, meanwhile, need to be ready to evaluate multiple offers with their Realtor®.

Metrolist launched earlier this year as a way to give buyers, sellers, and brokers the ability to prepare for a fast-moving market this summer The consumer-friendly search engine incorporates a variety of tools to help in the home buying process, including enhanced listing information with access to school and neighborhood data. also helps interested homebuyers and sellers find agents who specialize in their market.

“We’re seeing product that is move-in ready and in tip-top shape moving quickly,” says Mr. Slunaker. “We’re urging all potential buyers and sellers to gear up right now for a competitive marketplace.”

About Metrolist
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

Andra Lewis
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Wheel Clamping ban October Deadline sheds light on Alternatives

Vehicle clamping activity will become an offence in England and Wales from October this year, outlawing the clamping, towing and immobilising of vehicles without lawful authority.

Highgate, London, May 14, 2012 - Vehicle clamping activity will become an offence in England and Wales from October this year, outlawing the clamping, towing and immobilising of vehicles without lawful authority.

The move by the Government to outlaw the practice has been welcomed by members of the security sector who have been looking at developing alternative measures to the unpopular practice of car clamping.

Costas Constantino, from parking enforcement company, FlashPark, welcomed the move and lauded the politicians who drove the measure through.

He said, “We regard this as a step forward in the parking control world and an achievement by Lynne Featherstone MP who personally piloted the then Bill through the Parliamentary stages until it became an Act.”

Mr Constantino explained that the ban on wheel clamping would lend greater weight to parking charge notices and would also create jobs for parking monitoring staff.

“Shopping centres and retail parks and other larger organisations including colleges universities in the UK that relied on the practice to control unauthorised parking will have to hire additional security to direct traffic and to warn motorists of areas that are restricted,” he explained.

“The rest of the enforcement vacuum created by the ban will be filled by parking charge notices, which will be given more legal clout when the ban is implemented.”

Mr Constantino added that there will be tremendous scrutiny of the new measures being brought in, particularly relating to the use of automatic number plate recognition, but the use of security staff and highly-visible signage would prove very effective.

Until the ban comes into force in October, wheel clamping by licensed operatives will still be permitted in England and Wales, providing that the clampers hold an official licence from the Security Industry Authority.

Costas Constantino
Vehicle Control Solutions Ltd
West Hill House
6 Swains Lane,
Highgate, London N6 6QS
0800 096 5757