Thursday, June 28, 2012

Luxury Travel Ltd to Continue Growth with New Golf Tours and a New Office in Central Vietnam

Golf tours are getting popular in Central Vietnam thanks to new airline access, luxury properties, and golf courses.

Danang, Vietnam, June 28, 2012 - Golf tours are getting popular in Central Vietnam thanks to new airline access, luxury properties, and golf courses.

Luxury Travel Ltd. ( is a long established Asian golf specialist and experts in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. The company has just opened a new Danang office and launched new golf tour package “Central Golf Coast Tour of Vietnam” for travelers seeking challenging links.

The central coast is growing in stature as one of the hottest tourist spots in Southeast Asia, with a variety of attractions, including golf. Tour operators are now tapping into this growth with new products and offices.

While Vietnam hasn’t been historically synonymous with great golf, travelers can fly from Hanoi, HCM city or Singapore, BKK, and Kula Lumpur through Danang’s new international airport which has made the region a ‘must play’ golf experience in Asia.

“On our new 6 day tour, golf lovers will play a few of Vietnam’s world-class golf courses, including Montgomerie Links and Danang Golf Club. You will stay in the best beach front resorts in Danang or Hoi An. Additional historic cultural experiences will be available at Hue and Hoi An, and the stunning coastline of Vietnam will ensure that visitors will take away a truly memorable experience and a great story of newly-discovered adventures. This tour is also suitable for non-golfers companions.” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd ( ).

For many travel experts, Danang is more appealing than Bali or Phuket and its beach has been voted one of the world’s best by Forbes Magazine.

“There are also two new golf courses, the Laguna Lang Co Golf Club and Ba Na Hills Golf Club, which are set to open in Central Vietnam in late 2012. The past two years have seen the completion of many luxurious resorts along the coastline with names such as Hyatt, the Nam Hai, Accord, Vinpearl, Intercontinental, and Fusion Maia entering the market and offering more choices for golfers. We will launch new exciting golf packages and our efforts are to promote Central Vietnam as a high-end golf destination in Southeast Asia. We are seeing the interest from golfers from the Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand” added Mr. Ha.

There are 29 golf courses in Vietnam and many others set to open, making Vietnam Asia's most exciting new golf tourism destination.

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC (, based in Hanoi, and 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 sales 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 won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator.

Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

The Bank of Marion Selects Continuity Control for Compliance Platform

High-Performing Community Bank Looks To Improve Regulatory Efforts And Reduce Costs

New Haven, CT, June 28, 2012 - Continuity Control, the only complete compliance platform built for community financial institutions, today announced that The Bank of Marion (Illinois) has signed on to use the firm’s award-winning solution.

By centralizing all regulatory management activities, the Continuity Control platform enables financial institutions like The Bank of Marion to reduce the resources they spend on compliance while ensuring that they pass regulatory muster and effectively keep up with the steady stream of regulatory changes.

"We're a high performing bank and we try to do everything right,” says Ray Altmix, The Bank of Marion’s president and CEO, “but compliance still keeps me up at night, even more than a potential problem in the loan portfolio. Though we have done very well on our exams, I can’t say we've ever been able to keep up."

According to Mr. Altmix, by shifting certain responsibilities to the Continuity Control platform, the bank will be in position to do a more thorough job with fewer employees. “I see us getting by on one-half full-time employee less. And I’m not talking about a teller, I’m talking about mid-management."

The Bank of Marion, with over $330 million in total assets, is the largest locally owned and operated bank in Williamson County. By all key performance measures available through FDIC data, including efficiency ratio, return on assets, and return on equity, The Bank of Marion is an extraordinarily high-performing institution. The bank’s ability to achieve similar returns going forward is complicated, however, by the relentless rise in operating expenses due to increased regulations.

“Even a well-managed community bank like The Bank of Marion can't keep up with the 58 rule changes that have come down in the last six months, much less the 157 that have been issued in the past year. The costs associated with this kind of regulatory compliance represent an insurmountable challenge to their current business model,” says Andy Greenawalt, Continuity Control’s co-Founder and CEO. “Our platform is the only way for community banks to operate in this complex regulatory environment to maintain reasonable and sustainable overhead.”

Continuity Control’s mission is to help community financial institutions survive and thrive by offering personalized, expert service coupled with innovative technology to relieve the compliance burden. The firm was recognized as one of the five most interesting companies in financial services at FinovateSpring 2010 and recently named among the “10 Tech Companies to Watch” by Bank Technology News.

About Continuity Control
Continuity Control is an award-winning compliance platform that combines advanced software with personalized service to help community financial institutions effectively manage their regulatory burden. Founded in 2008 by distinguished technology, banking, and compliance specialists, Continuity Control’s platform effectively reduces the resources a bank or credit union must spend on compliance while ensuring that it passes regulatory muster. Built just for smaller banks and credit unions, Continuity Control is the most comprehensive compliance management platform on the market today for community financial institutions. For more information, visit

Katie Weathers
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Indie Rock Band This is she, Release Debut EP Nobody is Ok July 3rd

Featuring the powerful single “grow up”

Los Angeles, CA, June 28, 2012 - This Is She is about to turn lives upside down with the release of their new 6-song EP, Nobody Is Ok, gigs at mega events like Summerfest, a performance with Cobra Starship later this year and the release of their video for the single “Grow Up”. With success biting at their heels, This Is She steps outside the box of typical indie rock to deliver catchy hooks, driving rhythms and to create progressive rock n’ roll laced with pop, dubstep and electronica. This Is She is set to present their Nobody Is Ok EP to the rest of the world, available on iTunes July 3rd.

This Is She ensued when Alana Grace (vocals), Ryan Folden (drums) and Christian Paul Meadows (guitar) met while performing at Warped Tour 2009. Alana Grace began materializing the idea behind her next musical venture and enlisted Folden and Meadows to pursue the new vision to eventually become This Is She. The trio stepped away from the traditional aspects of an indie rock band tapping into the dark side of rock incorporating a passion for dubstep and electronica to create a style all their own. This Is She relishes in their unique, unparalleled sound and the inability to neatly fit into any genre. The band delivers a blend of blissful pop, heavily-distorted rock music, and the bombast of modern electronic dance music, all punctuated by Grace’s tortured, emotive, and always-soaring vocals.

This ultramodern rock n’ roll trio flawlessly delivers with their new single and video “Grow Up”. The song highlights Grace’s vocal elegance while morphing the powerful hard rock guitar riffs into memorizing and intense dubstep and electronica samples. The inspiration behind “Grow Up” is a derivative from Grace’s personal life and an old relationship. Pulling from inner emotions Grace delivers with piercing vocals and hypnotizing harmonies.

In 2011 the group was hard at work producing, writing and recording Nobody is Ok at their own studio and at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. This highly anticipated release of Nobody Is Ok EP is the perfect introductory to give the world a taste of This Is She, available July 3rd.

For upcoming announcements, tour dates and more, check out This Is She at: and be sure to follow them on twitter at @ThisIsSheMusic

Track Listing:
1. Grow Up
2. Ghost
3. Disobey
4. Misery
5. Nobody Is Ok
6. Brace Myself

Tour Dates:
Fri. June 29th San Diego County Fair Del Mar, CA
Sun. July 1st Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Tues. July 3rd Nashville Riverfront Park Nashville, TN
Sun. July 14th Jefferson County Fair Jefferson, WI
Wed. August 8th Ventura County Fair (w/ Cobra Starship) Ventura, CA
Mon. Sept. 3rd Los Angeles County Fair Pomona, CA

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400