Monday, August 13, 2012

The Center for Productive Longevity Lowers Age Requirements for Later-Life Story Contest

Substantial Interest from Younger Age Bracket Results in Change to Competition; Now People 50 and Older can Apply

Boulder, CO, August 13, 2012 - The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL) has decided to expand the Later-Life Story Contest to include entries from people 50 and older, down from the 55+ age requirement, due to substantial interest expressed by people in that younger age bracket. While CPL generally focuses on people 55 and older, many people are also starting businesses and living inspirational lives within the prime years of 50-55. Over the course of the contest, CPL has received feedback asking for the age qualifications to be lowered and so CPL decided to honor that request.

A panel of three influential, highly regarded judges will select one winner in each of the following two categories: (1) Entrepreneurship Success Stories and (2) Inspirational Life Stories. The winners will each receive $1,000 and a specially designed trophy. From the entries, CPL will select a variety of entrepreneur success stories to post on its website, along with the stories of the two winners.

The essential purpose of this contest is to demonstrate that older people in America can continue to lead successful and inspirational lives. With 30 years added to longevity in the 20th century, people will be doing so into their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond.

The deadline to enter the contest is coming up quickly, August 31, 2012. CPL will announce the two winners on October 1, 2012.

To submit a story, visit and complete a submission form. Entrants must be 50 and older and be willing to have their story posted on the CPL website for viewing and for possible publication. Stories may also be sent to James Hooks at

For more information on CPL and the Later-Life Story Contest for older entrepreneurs, visit or Facebook at

Company Contacts:
William K. Zinke or James R. Hooks
Center for Productive Longevity

Media Contacts:
Jenny Foust or Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group

About the Center for Productive Longevity;
The mission of CPL is to stimulate the substantially increased engagement of people 55 and older in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to continue adding value. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook at

Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

Vietnam’s First Tour Operator Targets GLBT Tourism Market

Vietnam Attracts High-End GLBT Travelers

Hanoi, Vietnam, August 13, 2012 - Vietnam has become a popular niche market for gay and lesbian travelers. Gay and lesbian travelers are increasingly becoming the focus of tour companies as the tourism industry looks to put the woes of the global financial crisis behind it. Luxury Travel Ltd. announces new bespoke holidays for upscale gay and lesbian travelers to Vietnam.

Vietnam-based Luxury Travel Ltd. ( is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers, with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

According to Luxury Travel’s experts, gay family travel, same-sex weddings and honeymoon breaks in Vietnam that allow gay marriage have been a recent focus. The tourism industry is becoming more and more aware of the potential of high-end gay travelers, as the majority has no children and therefore often have more disposable income. Therefore, they often have more time and money and can travel whenever they wish, even in this global financial climate.

Luxury Travel Ltd. taps this market and promotes luxury and bespoke travel experiences and is very friendly to gay and lesbian travelers, from tour guides to drivers and all representatives.

“A few years ago, GLBT was considered a niche market and now it is really being considered a segment in and of itself. We add focus on the gay and lesbian market in order to properly train our staff and deliver the expected service. We make them feel welcome and the same as all other travelers.” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Luxury Travel Ltd. is the first tour company in Vietnam ( offering niche tours for not only couples, but also for upscale singles. This travel company also offers tailor made spa and adventure themed luxury escapes.

The incredible itineraries that are chosen are to amazing places, and leave visitors feeling like they actually have more than enough time to absorb the experience and really do what guests want to do, rather than feeling hurried and rushed as with traditional tours offered by other travel companies.

“Quietly, Vietnam has become a popular niche market for gay tourists. Ho Chi Minh City former Saigon is particularly welcoming,” said David Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd.

He also says that it’s all because of the locals’ friendly attitude: “People living here have a very open approach to gay people. The Vietnamese government also wants to legalize same sex marriage in the country.”

David reveals that his company receives more and more custom tours from gay and lesbian travelers worldwide. They prefer to stay in the top luxury hotels and resorts and are big spenders, with 99% happy to recommend Luxury Travel Ltd.’s services to their friends and colleagues.

“We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam and all accommodations and tour guides were fantastic. We enjoyed all the sights included in our schedule as well as all meals planned by Luxury Travel, so thank you! I will definitely recommend Luxury Travel Ltd to all my family and friends. Let me stress that all guides and hotel employees were very respectful, kind, and professional and we have no complaints against any individual we encountered. Your company went above and beyond our expectations and we couldn't be more pleased with the service we received,” said Julie and Valerie, satisfied clients of Luxury Travel Company from New Orleans, LA, USA.

The website to go view wonderful selections of inspirational luxury trips is Further, guests can be connected directly via email to luxury travel advisors at for special interest or custom tours.

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

New Living in Chico Website Makes Searching for Apartments in Chico California More Fun

The new Living in Chico website was launched to help make searching for apartments in Chico California more enjoyable. Living in Chico is an extension of The Hignell Companies, a Northern California Property Management Company. Living in Chico also offers information on events in Chico, where to eat in Chico, and the history of Chico.

Chico, CA, August 12, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- Living in Chico has launched a new website designed to make searching for apartments in Chico California more fun. The Living in Chico website has an interactive map of apartment locations, entertaining videos of the rental properties, and also offers information on local events, restaurants and history. Living in Chico is an extension of The Hignell Companies residential and property management.

"Let's face it, apartment searching isn't the most exciting activity," said website creator Michael K. Redman. "So the new Living in Chico website was designed to make searching for apartments in Chico California 'funner' by adding an interactive map and virtual tours. By the way, we know funner isn't a word, but we just think it's way more fun to say."

The new Living in Chico website is designed to not only make searching for apartments in Chico California more enjoyable, but also to make the process easier and more efficient. The website contains virtual tours of some of the properties that are a part of Living in Chico, allowing the viewer instant access to see if the apartment might be a good fit. One example is an entertaining virtual video tour of Amanda Place Apartments in Chico, which can be seen on YouTube at

The site also has a search feature, so that the user can search current listings by property type, number of bedrooms, and minimum and maximum rent. In addition to renting apartments in Chico California, Living in Chico also offers duplexes, houses and multiplexes available for rent ( ) and managed by The Hignell Companies.

"The Hignell Companies believes in creating caring communities," said Phil Larios, CEO of The Hignell Companies ( ). "We are proud of our Living in Chico properties because they are fun, family environments that act as their own active communities."

In addition to searching for apartments in Chico California, the new Living in Chico website also offers a Life in Chico area on the website that highlights upcoming community events, recommendations on tasteful restaurants, and information about the history of Chico. The Living in Chico blog ( ) is host to an array of topics specific to renting apartments in Chico California, the Chico community and local promotional giveaways.

For more information about Living in Chico and renting apartments in Chico California visit the company's website at and "like" their Facebook page at

About Living in Chico: was launched in 2010 by The Hignell Companies to make searching on the internet for apartments in Chico California more enjoyable. The web site provides information about renting apartments in Chico California, as well as life in Chico, including current events and local restaurants. Living in Chico offers some of the best places to live in the Chico area and strives to fulfill the mission of Creating Caring Communities while making apartment searching "funner." (Yes, "funner" isn't a word, but let's face it, it is way more fun)! To learn more, visit

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