Sunday, September 9, 2012

Luxury Travel Ltd Reveals the Best Selling Packages Tours to High End Traveler

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, September 09, 2012 - 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. Luxury Travel Ltd, Asia ultra-luxe private tour operator, reveals the best selling packages tours to high-end travelers to Myanmar

Discover Yangon in Depth 5 days (Yangon - Bago - Golden Rock - Thanlyin - Yangon 5 Days)

This tour allows travelers to discover the depth of Yangon and its surroundings Golden Rock. Yangon is a paradise for hunting out a variety of exotic arts and crafts. Of particular interest in the many shops of Scott Market, and of world renown, are Myanmar 's precious stones - rubies, sapphires and jade. At night time Chinatown comes alive with its pungent aromas and delicious street food. This private tour of Yangon includes the former capital's most popular highlights and neighboring destinations. All touring is with your own private guide and driver, and accommodation is at the country's best luxury hotels.

The Beauty of Bagan (Yangon, Bagan - Yangon 6 Days)

This tour, focusing on the awe-inspiring temple complex of Bagan, suits travelers with limited time in Myanmar. Founded as a kingdom in 1044, Bagan is home to thousands of temples, pagodas, stupas and ruins, making it one of the richest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. The extraordinary temples at Bagan (all 2,230 of them) are a sight to rival Angkor Wat and Machu Picchu, but are far less visited. Travelers to Myanmar can view the unique and enchanting view of the 11th century ruin as it has never been seen before by ballon.

Essential Myanmar 6 days (Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle Lake 6 days)

On this Essentials Myanmar tour, travelers will discover the best places in Yangon-Bagan-Mandalay-Inle Lake in a very short time. This luxury tour through Myanmar emphasizes the cultural heritage of the nation - its unspoiled landscapes and ancient temples.

Treasures of Myanmar(Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay - Yangon 7 Days)

The itinerary includes the three most important cultural and mystical destinations in Myanmar: Yangon, Bagan, and Mandalay. The country is rich in history and culture, yet relatively untouched by tourism. Now is definitely the time to visit for whom prefer to travel independently and prefer the luxury of privacy over joining traditional tour groups.

Highlights of Myanmar (Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Pindaya, Inle Lake - 9 Days)

This classic best selling tour of Myanmar begins in the capital, Yangon (Rangoon). For a glimpse of Myanmar, there isn't a more eye-opening destination than this mysterious country, which only began allowing Western travelers across its borders in recent years.

Luxuries Cruise and Essentials Highlighst of Myanmar (Yangon, Bagan, Road to Mandalay Cruise, Inle Lake - 10 Days)

This tour combines the highlights of Myanmar with several days on the Ayeyarwady River aboard the legendary Road to Mandalay, an Orient Express cruise. Embarcation at Mandaly for a couple of nights you then fly to Heho for a 3 night stay. This is a land where holy men clad in traditional longyi are revered, thousands of ancient, religious stupas rise out of flat plains and floating-village life ebbs and flows upon Inle Lake.

Discover the Charm of Myanmar 12days (Yangon-Bagan-Mount Popa- Salay- Mandalay-Kalaw-Inle Lake 12 days)

On this tour travelers will explore the must see destinations and cruise in style from Bagan to Mandalay, experience the charm of Myanmar in just 12 days.

"We have checked carefully the finest hotels, cruises and restaurants in each destination, we are delighted that all our Myanmar tours have been so well designed, received and have sold so well for the most discerning travelers. Myanmar is really rich in history and culture yet relatively untouched by tourism. Now is definitely the time to visit, while you can still see the exquisite temples and other sites with very few others around. Our itineraries showcase the country's highlights but our luxury travel advisors can tailor-make any travel experiences in Myanmar your clients want, incentive, adventures, photography tours, private jet., you name it, we make it happen" Henry, Tour Manager, Luxury Travel Ltd Myanmar.

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 in Vietnam.

For more information, contact or visit

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

Universal Companies Continues to Make Progress with Renaissance Schools

In Two Years Universal Bluford & Universal Daroff Achieve Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP)

Philadelphia, PA, September 09, 2012 - Universal Companies, one of the nation’s largest, community and housing development organizations which also manages a number of public schools, recently achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) with two of its Renaissance Schools: Universal Bluford and Universal Daroff. Both of these schools were a part of the School District of Philadelphia’s (District) Renaissance Initiative, a program to transform chronically poor performing schools. The District converted these schools to charters under private management with the goal of eliminating the opportunity and achievement gaps that these schools have created for their communities and thousands of young people.

Working with the District, the community, and the parents, Universal began the transformation of Universal Bluford and Daroff only two years ago and have consistently increased academic performance; student attendance; and has significantly reduced disruptive behavioral incidents. Universal Bluford saw a significant increase in grades 3 – 5 and 6 – 8 in proficiency levels in math and reading and a record student attendance of 91.4%. Universal Daroff saw the same increases in grade level with a record student attendance of 93.4%.

In addition to Universal Bluford and Daroff, many of Universal's goals were also achieved for its other renaissance schools, both under Universal management for the past school year: Universal Audenried High School and Universal Vare Middle School. Universal has begun the transformation process at these schools by improving academic performance and standardized test scores; increasing student attendance; significantly reducing disruptive behavior; and attaining an 84% graduation rate for nearly 140 seniors. Moreover, Universal Audenried was removed from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s "Persistently Dangerous Schools" list in accordance with the Federal "Unsafe School Choice Option". In addition to Universal’s Renaissance schools, Universal Institute Charter School continues to make annual academic progress with its seventh straight AYP designation with another graduating class of students going to the elite high schools in the City.

“While we celebrate these reports, we have so much work to do to change and ultimately eradicate the "opportunity and academic" gaps that these children, families, and communities have endured for way too long. Universal remains optimistic about the progress of these schools and remain committed to the holistic approach in rebuilding our schools, students and communities,” stated Rahim Islam, President/CEO.

Universal’s education vision is to prepare each child for meaningful participation in a 21st century society as productive global citizens. There are many factors that Universal incorporates into its Education Model, which include: highly qualified administrators and teachers who implement research based curriculum and best practices in instruction; a high attention and respect for the school culture and climate; a true partnership with the School Advisory Council (SAC), parents, and community; and the full implementation of the Universal Family and Student Resource Center (FSRC) at each school, which focuses on addressing all students at- risk and families in crisis. The FSRC also provides enrichment services to families and neighboring community residents. The FSRC empowers parents and neighbors with the tools to support their family as well as their children’s pursuit of education.

To learn more about Universal Companies, feel free to visit the official website at or call (215) 732-6518.

About Universal:
Universal Companies is a not-for-profit community and housing development and education management corporation formed under the direction of one of Philadelphia’s greatest talents, world-renowned lyricist, composer, producer, and philanthropist, Mr. Kenneth Gamble – who continues to serve as its Chairman. Since 1993, under the leadership of its President and CEO Rahim Islam, Universal has been building the organizational capacity to challenge and reverse the effects of urban decline and has become one of the largest and most successful community revitalization movements in the history of the city of Philadelphia.

Working in several Philadelphia neighborhoods and neighborhood in other cities, Universal has built more than 1,500 units of affordable and market rate housing and currently manages six K-12 charter schools, with nearly 4,000 students enrolled. Universal operates five school based Family and Student Resource Centers and has begun its launch of a "comprehensive" wellness initiative that will not only deliver quality health services, but also addresses the inferior health infrastructure (i.e. proper health education, access to healthy foods, etc.) that exists in our community. Since its inception, Universal has been a conduit for over $1.3 billion of urban investment and employs nearly 500 professionals with expertise in education, real estate, urban planning, finance, social services and preventative health.

Devon M Allen
Universal Companies
800 South 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146