Monday, April 7, 2014

Luxury Vietnam Tourism Products in Brazil and Latin America

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator ( will exhibit at WTM Africa from 23-25 April 2014 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Hanoi, Vietnam, April 08, 2014 - WTM Latin America will showcase Luxury Travel destinations of Asia. Travel agents and tour operators will be invited to discover Vietnam and Cambodia at WTM Latin America.

Vietnam is a new holiday destination for Latin America travelers. Now, Asia's most innovative luxury travel and tour company brings Vietnam high-end tourism products closer to travel agents in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This is the second time, Luxury Travel Ltd. attends this show. The aim is to promote high-end tourism products in the leisure luxury segment and to find buyers who want to sell unique luxury travel experiences to discerning Latin American travelers.

World Travel Market Latin America, the leading global event for the Latin American travel industry, is a three day business-to-business (B2B) event which brings the world to Latin America and promotes Latin America to the world. To be staged annually in the economic powerhouse of Sao Paulo, World Travel Market Latin America is the event where Latin American travel companies will negotiate and conclude major deals, highlighting the area’s importance in the global travel and tourism industry.

"With our marketing efforts and commitments with our representative, we will attract more long haul travelers who wish to experience Vietnam and the Indochina Peninsula in style and luxury. At WTM Latin America, we invite travel sellers to do fam trip to experience our service before selling our products,” said says Hung Nguyen, Director of sales and marketing of Luxury Travel Ltd.,

“We highlight niche travel experiences, two set departures monthly and we select our top ten once-in-a-life-time trips in Vietnam and Indochina, highlighting 4 and 5 star hotels to sell wholesale to tour operators across Latin America. The frequent services by Gulf-based airlines (Qatar and Emirates), puts Luxury Travel's offers of authentic encounters within easy reach of Latin America. We already have good GIT and FIT traffic from Latin Africa to the Indochina Peninsula.”

The Indochina peninsula (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar), has become increasingly appealing to global travelers from long-haul destination such as Latin Africa.

Vietnam now has world class hotels and resorts, beaches and cuisine, in addition to its natural beauty, rich history and traditional culture. Travelers from Latin America travelling to Vietnam are looking for a more authentic experience and seek to have a deeper understanding of the country’s culture, food, history and everyday life.

While India is geared more toward mass market tourism, Indochina is an exotic destination that is attractive to a more selective class of travelers. Vietnam is becoming more and more recognized as a safe and favored destination for high end tourists from long haul destinations.

Latin America is in a strong financial position at the moment and Pham Ha, stressed the importance of diversifying markets by participating in the Spanish and Portuguese speaking markets, which provide an ideal platform for the latest contemporary trends and the ability to communicate and establish business partnerships with experts and tourism companies.

“We see our clients from Latin Africa combining multi-countries in one trip and an increase in the number of group tours, private leisure FITs and special interest tailor-made tours. Most of them prefer luxury tours; they expect authentic experiences in luxury travel as well as pampering, but they also want off-the-beaten-track adventures with impeccable service,” says Hung

“In Vietnam we have seen the completion of many luxurious hotels and resorts with names such as Marriott, Hyatt, Intercontinental, Six Senses and Amano’i. Vietnam in particular is increasingly being recognised as a destination for high-end global travelers.”

Its tourism infrastructure features a growing list of modern luxury and spa destinations, iconic colonial and boutique properties, recently opened golf courses, seaplane and helicopter flights from Hanoi to Halong Bay, and the launch of luxury yacht and river cruise services that provide a stress-free journey away from busy roads.

Halong Bay is about to enter the ultra-luxury market with the very first six-star boutique all-inclusive Emperor Cruises set to sail at the end of this year. Such improvements account for the recent growth in popularity of the country and prove that an enigmatic and alluring country such as Vietnam has nowhere to go but up.

About 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, Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in New Delhi, California, London, Berlin, Paris, and Brisbane. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfil client expectations.

Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent “The Leading Specialist Tour Operator in The Art of Travel with Luxurious and Private Service”.

Proving its leadership in the Vietnamese tourism industry, Luxury Travel Ltd received a nomination in ‘Vietnam’s Leading Tour Operator’ category at the 2014 World Travel Awards, also known as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry.

Doan Hong Linh (Ms.)
Marketing Executive
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
+ 84.4.39274120 Ext 122

Grand Pacific Resort Management Continues Growth Surge

Meadow Lake Resort Brings Resort Portfolio to Twenty

Carlsbad, CA, April 08, 2014 – Grand Pacific Resort Management (GPRM) of Carlsbad, has added Meadow Lake Resort to its portfolio of quality timeshare resorts, bringing the number of resorts managed to 20. Meadow Lake is GPRM’s first addition of 2014, adding to the four resorts GPRM welcomed into its family of managed resorts in 2013.

Meadow Lake, the premier Montana Golf and Ski Resort is located just minutes from Big Mountain at Whitefish, Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake. This 330-acre RCI Gold Crown resort features 114 timeshare condominiums, 24 hotel rooms, an on-site restaurant/bar, a full service spa, recreation center with pools, hot tub and fitness rooms; all adjacent to the championship Meadow Lake Golf Course. Serviced by Glacier International Airport and in close proximity to Amtrak’s Whitefish depot, Meadow Lake Resort is located in Columbia Falls, Montana—an area filled with dining, shopping and recreational activities such as golf, fishing, sailing, biking, hiking, skiing and much more.

David Brown, Co-President of this growing timeshare management company says Meadow Lake is an excellent opportunity to “demonstrate our expertise as a mountain property management company and expand our footprint in the West. This addition to the GPR family of managed resorts also provides our Owners with yet another choice for a mountain getaway. Meadow Lake is the perfect atmosphere for the family vacations that our Owners have come to expect from properties managed by Grand Pacific. Our owners may now choose from five exceptional mountain properties in Canada, Northern California, as well as Montana…plus our great beach resorts in California and Hawaii.”

“We are proud of our team’s ongoing commitment to our Service Culture and to enriching the lives of our Owners, Exchangers and Guests. Our reputation is spreading rapidly as a highly regarded and fully integrated provider of resort management excellence” added Nigel Lobo, COO of Grand Pacific Resorts.

“We have grown by over 25% in the past year,” said Sherri Weeks, VP of Business Development at GPRM. “We are so pleased to be able to provide more than 70,000 families with our award winning service culture. More and more HOAs are seeing the value our owner engagement, fiscal responsibility, and a genuine attitude of hospitality and service can bring to a resort. Our reputation is driving our success and owner referrals continue to be our greatest ‘new business development component.'”

“What we offer are memorable vacations and when owners, guests and exchangers see that our unique service culture brings genuine vibrancy to timeshare vacations, they seek us out to discuss how we can assist them manage their home resorts professionally while maintaining their uniqueness” added Lobo.

Included in the Meadow Lake full-service management contract are resort operations, design and purchasing, renovations, and Owner Services including inventory and reservations support. GPRM will also handle all maintenance fee billing and collections through Advanced Financial Company (AFC), a Grand Pacific affiliate. Meadow Lake owners will benefit from Grand Pacific’s full suite of rental offerings through ResorTime, as well as internal exchange services through Grand Pacific Exchange (GPX).

For more information about Meadow Lake Resort, or

Contact: Lisa Wanzenried (760)431-8500

Headquartered in California and in business for over 25 years, Grand Pacific Resort Management credits its longevity, stability, and growth to its passionate service culture dedicated to staff development, owner and guest satisfaction, and giving back to the communities it operates in. The expanding portfolio of resorts includes properties throughout Hawaii, California, Montana, and Canada that deliver extraordinary experiences each year to tens-of-thousands of loyal guests and over 70,000 Owners. For more information visit or call Sherri Weeks at 760-519-8510.

Georgi Bohrod
GBG & Associates