Monday, August 6, 2012
A UK-based online wine investment firm has expanded into Australia and the US, in a move that has been welcomed by AAA.
Boston, MA, August 06, 2012 - A UK-based online wine investment firm has expanded into Australia and the US, in a move that has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).
The Naked Wine offering differs quite a lot from other wine investment funds, as customers can help to choose which small winemakers the firm invests in. They become ‘Angel’ investors to help these small and niche winemakers produce more wine, and they receive bottles in return.
These bottles can, due to their rarity, become quite valuable – making the whole process a realistic option for alternative investors looking to diversify their portfolios, claims AAA. The alternative investment advocacy group supports a wide range of alternative asset classes and claims that wine is fast-becoming a popular option for many people who want something tangible in return for their investments.
The latest move from Naked Wines will see the firm invest more than $7 million in independent US and Australian wine producers. The Angels commit to investing small amount each month and receive a discount off the regular price of the wines produced in return.
AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, said, “The Naked Wines brand had a good way of engaging investors by encouraging them to get involved in social networking and discussion forums. The fact that they even have the opportunity to choose where the investments go is also a major perk.”
AAA claims that more and more people are becoming interested in alternative investments in response to the global economic crisis and the general volatility of the equity markets.
Forestry investment is one of the main areas of interest for AAA. It claims that investing in sustainable plantations run by firms like Greenwood Management in Brazil and elsewhere is an ethical option and one that can generate generous returns. Forestry investment also helps to boost habitat for wildlife, claimed Mr Johnson.
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Luxury Travel Unveils “Discover The Golden Central Coast of Vietnam in Luxury Style in 10 days
Hanoi, Vietnam, August 07, 2012 - This newest tour lasts 10 days which helps visitors to see the top highlights of Central Vietnam (including Danang – Hoi An – Hue – Quang Binh), discover new destinations , stay in the newest and trendiest hotels and resorts, as well as experience the finest cuisine.
Vietnam has always had extraordinary charm, in part because of the French colonial influence still evident throughout much of the country. Its jaw dropping scenery, fabulous food and friendly locals all contribute to the country's appeal to travelers. But in recent times the destination's luxury offerings have also had great appeal, due to new luxe hotels, beautiful resorts and world class golf courses, especially in Central Vietnam. Danang now has a new International airport and launched direct international flights throughout Asia, which has given a boost to local tourism. This makes movement in the central area much easier than it had been previously.
This tour focuses on local life and food. Starting in Hanoi or Saigon, visitors will then fly directly to Danang International Airport. From here, they will gradually access each spot of the central area with the help of an experienced guide and, along with local experts, they will discover the most charming aspects of each destination.
“The Golden Central Coast of Vietnam boasts a rich mix of attractions. Besides the stunning beaches, sumptuous resorts and golf links, there are numerous UNESCO accredited cultural heritage sites, including the centuries-old former port town of Hoi An, once an international hub for merchants in Asia. There is also the former imperial city of Hue (home to the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802-1945) and the My Son ruins, the spiritual home of the Kingdom of Champa, dubbed the “Valley of Kings” by French archaeologists. There are also mountain retreats, the Vinh Moc tunnels and the natural wonders of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, making this trip one with something to offer for everyone.” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.
The tour price starts from US$2,445 per person. Accommodations for two people are in twin, shared rooms at luxury five-star hotels. Price includes all transportation, return domestic flights from either Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, meals, entrance fees, boat trips and the services of an English-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2012.
“One of the attractions of this tour is that visitors will visit colonial sites by Jeep. They will also experience street food with an expert in local cuisine. Each region of Vietnam has different flavors of food, but the central region really offers something that cannot be compared with any other type of food in the world. Central Vietnam has a wide array of activities and landscapes that appeal to a mix of travelers, including tropical beaches, post-colonial towns, world heritage sites, top cuisine and more. Each tour is designed with flexibility to suit travelers’ personal interest, schedule and energy level.” said Hong Linh, Marketing Executive at Luxury Travel Ltd.
For more information and booking, visit: http://luxurytravelvietnam.com/EN/Vietnam_tours/Culturetours/Discover_The_Golden_Central_Coast_of_Vietnam_10days.htm
About Luxury Travel Ltd:
Vietnam-based Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers, in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel excels in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator.
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