Lantau Island, Hong Kong (PRWEB) April 8, 2007
Asia-based trading company DYNASTY INTERNATIONAL TRADING LTD. announced the launch of their exciting, new travel show, ASIA EXOTICA; The Shopper's Guide to Asia.
Utilizing the cool, new technology of Blip.tv, founders Michael and Angelica Lavergne wanted to offer global travelers and shopaholics an up front and personal look at the best budget shopping destinations in Asia.
Having spent the past 12 years as a product development and sourcing manager for some of the best known retailers and branded merchandise organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe, Michael has worked and traveled extensively in Latin America, the Middle East and South East Asia. His wife Angelica is the owner/operator of Mexican-based importer, ASIA EXOTICA S.A. de C.V. The couple now reside in Hong Kong with their two children, Michael age 9 and Ben age 5.
"We really wanted to take advantage of the extensive knowledge we have of the region's marketplaces, shopping locales, factories and boutiques," says Michael, "while taking into consideration the fact that so many families are now making their ways from North America and Europe to visit South Asian destinations."
"We definitely wanted to give a family focus to the guide," chimes in Angelica, "to help make sure that kids too would get the best out of their experience."
Focusing on Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines, the Web-based show kicks off its first season this April in Hong Kong offering 12-14 episodes of 15-20 minutes each as the family travels across the region.
"For many first timers to Asia, Hong Kong is the gateway to the East," states Michael. "It's truly a unique blend of East meets West where you can get away with English almost everywhere. And while it's definitely a place to find the latest high end fashion, there are also great opportunities for bargain shopping."
The guide offers a new twist on adventure travel by focusing primarily on scoping out the best places to shop for home decor, textiles, furnishings and Asian artisan goods.
As Angelica puts it, "We expect most families traveling out to Asia will have done some homework and no doubt have a good guide book on hand of where to stay, eat and local attractions. But when it comes to shopping, there's NOTHING like having an inside track from someone who knows the shops, vendors and marketplaces first hand!"