Monday, November 12, 2012

Luxury Travel Vietnam to Venture into Exotic Places of Quang Binh Provinces

Vietnam’s first Luxury Tour Operator ( often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new tour to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park from Hue or Danang.

Hanoi, Vietnam, November 12, 2012 - Luxury Travel Ltd. has served the luxury travel industry for many years, and their staff has acquired first-hand knowledge about the luxury travel market in Vietnam. Their advisors have visited their recommended destinations, and have personally checked out the finest hotels, resorts, restaurants, unique optional tours designed for discriminating travelers.

Quang Binh province has been blessed by Mother Nature with forests, seas, rivers and a stunning coastline. History has been less kind, but this battle-hardened province and long impoverished land is now making the most of its natural assets and emerging as one of Vietnam’s most talked about up-and-coming tourist destinations.

In part this has been due to its comparative inaccessibility, however, the opening of regular air service from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to the city of Dong Hoi, some 40km from the caves in September 2008 has changed all that. Now the caves are a 45-minute flight away from the Vietnamese capital and 1.5 hours from the southern hub, and you can access Phong Nha from Hue city or Danang by car. Like Halong Bay’s rocks, the caves date back to the Paleozoic period, some 400 million years ago. The main difference lies in the vast scale of the cave. The whole complex is some 65km long stretching towards the Lao border. To explore the cave and underground river system more effectively, we have launched a special tour to explore further into the mysterious cave. Besides visiting the cave by power boat as usual, you can kayak down the underground river to access both the well-known and unexplored caves.

“Discovered in 1935, but having only opened to tourists in 1999, Phong Nha Cave was made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. Compared to the citadel of Hue, the ancient town of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary, Phong Nha has remained largely off the beaten track at least for international tourists. We offer two day tours from Hue or Danang, and you can opt for a unique homestay in Chay Lap or the Sun Spa Resort.” Said Phan Trong Thang, Senior Sales Excutive of Luxury Travel Ltd.

The tour price starts from US$ 279 per person for 2 persons (5.600.000 VND pp). Price includes every thing: private pick up and drop off services, all transportation, accommodation, entrance fees, kayak equipements, and the services of an English or French-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.

“Do not expect much luxury, but rather nature and sense of connection with the area’s history and people. On this two day tour you will explore Son Dong and Paradise Cave, and the three or four day option is also recommended.” Said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC ( is based in Hanoi, with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is exceptional at 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 representative 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. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent “The Years’ Best” of the Guide Awards in 2012.

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

Ecotech Institute Now Offers Business Administration Degree with an Emphasis on Sustainability

Comprehensive Program Puts a Green Focus on the Traditional Business Degree

Denver, Colorado, November 12, 2012 - Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability, is now taking applications for its new two-year Business Administration - Sustainability degree program. Unlike Ecotech’s other lab-centric offerings, this program is steeped in business education with a unique focus on sustainability. The program will launch in January 2013.

The Business Administration - Sustainability program provides students with knowledge and skills suitable for employment in a broad range of private and public sector organizations. Coursework includes accounting, financial analysis, human resources, project management, communications, customer service, sustainability, renewable energy and workplace ethics.

“There has been extensive research about the increasing importance of sustainability within organizations, and that requires business leaders who understand green technology, industry verbiage and implementation techniques,” says Michael Seifert, president of Ecotech Institute. “National industry leaders helped us develop curriculum that focuses on applying sustainability knowledge within a business environment; this program is designed to educate specialized graduates who will stand out.”

Upon successful completion of the Business Administration - Sustainability program, students will be prepared to:

* Understand the various components of contemporary business administration;

* Communicate effectively and in a manner appropriate for a business setting;

* Demonstrate practical proficiency in the use and application of current business hardware and software;

* Operate cutting-edge business technology;

* Utilize project management skills;

* Demonstrate an understanding of employment relationships;

* Understand and demonstrate good customer service skills;

* Understand the basic principles of finance and accounting.

Ecotech Institute’s website outlines each of its programs to help answer common questions such as, “Is this program right for me?”, “What will I learn?” and “Why Ecotech?” In addition to offering curriculum information, the site explains what to expect from the program, which skill sets are most desirable for this field of study, and what careers are available in cleantech industries. Learn more about the Business Administration – Sustainability degree program.

Ecotech Institute also offers the following six programs:

* Solar Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Wind Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Renewable Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Energy Efficiency Program, Associate of Applied Science

* Electrical Energy Technology, Associate of Applied Science

* Power Utility Technician, Associate of Applied Science

About Ecotech Institute:
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers seven highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit or call 877-326-5576.

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