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CHINA
Abundant Profits
in the
Middle Kingdom

An Old Orient Journey
for the Discriminating Investor

• BEIJING • XIAN • YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE • SHANGHAI • HONG KONG
Join an exclusive fellowship of discovery, April 21 to May 6, 2009

My Fellow Comrade in Capitalism,

“I have only told the half of what I saw,” said Marco Polo on his deathbed in 1324. And, with his expiring breath, he left his family a substantial inheritance.

The Venetian merchant spent 17 years traveling the roads of China – also known as the Middle Kingdom – visiting ancient sites…

…and acquiring wealth.

I invite you to join me on such a journey to China for 16 days, April 21-May 6, 2009. We’ll travel in grand style — a voyage worthy of aristocrats with steamer trunks, five-star comfort designed for your discriminating tastes…

 

Polo lived a full 30 years after retiring from the court of Kublai Khan. And though he may have been the first capitalist to come home rich with Chinese treasures, he most certainly was not the last.

Join me, and you could be next…

the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors of Xian, a five-star Yangtze River cruise, the Great Wall built to ward off Mongol Hordes…

Wall Street opens a Silk Road tollbooth

As you might expect, China has changed a great deal in the seven centuries since Marco Polo’s horseback ride down the Silk Road – especially in recent years. But there’s one way it hasn’t changed a bit –

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

— Mark Twain

Though Polo left his family substantial wealth, it wasn’t nearly the vast fortune he promised them he had earned…

The same holds true today. “China pundit” investment brokers throw caution to the wind, advising investors to put money into Chinese ADRs on Wall Street as mindlessly as they would toss coins at a toll basket.

They may promise untold profits, but the brokers themselves are the ones getting rich.

Follow their advice, and like Marco Polo, you may come up a bit short. You see, most of these “gurus” have little idea of what’s actually happening in China today.

Investors are paying the price with their retirement savings. It’s Kipling’s “Great Game” of deception in China all over again, only this time it’s not political – it’s a game that puts your financial future at risk.

I want to make sure you don’t fall victim…while taking you on perhaps the most awe-inspiring voyage of your life…

Beijing…Xi’an…Shanghai…Hong Kong…Three Gorges…

The Forbidden City of Profits

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”

— Samuel Johnson

The truth is, there are fortunes to be made in China. For example, many investors on our previous tours made 116% profits just three weeks after returning home.

But before you invest in China, you should see what’s happening there with your own eyes:

  • the only "western" steel company in China is using a rollup strategy to steamroll competitors with double digit growth poised for the next wave of double digit growth
  • this leading video game maker is growing by 50%+ a year and dominates the Chinese gaming market - now taking its first export steps
  • a fossil fuel bonanza....

You’ll see for yourself many low-risk opportunities – and higher risk investments with greater profit potential. Most importantly, you’ll know which is which so you can invest accordingly – something your financial advisor may not be able to tell you.

You’ll also come to a much greater appreciation of China’s current economic explosion in a historical context…and the doors to China’s “Forbidden City” of profits will swing wide…

Your guide to real returns in China
Keith Fitz-Gerald, editor of The New China Trader and special Asia correspondent to the Money Map team

Having spent nearly 20 years in the region, some Chinese consider Keith a rare "zhong gong tong" (China understander) capable of navigating even the most intricate Chinese information. 

Keith Fitz-Gerald – who lives part time in Asia and who has more than 20 years of experience in the region – will show you why every investor needs a Chinese strategy to offset sluggish US growth. He’ll show you how to identify global market beaters with the potential to multiply your wealth hundreds of times.

Keith Fitz-Gerald is Investment Director of the Money Map Press, the Money Map Report and Editor of the New China Trader. He began his career 20 years ago at Wilshire Associates, one of the world’s premier financial consulting firms.

Since joining Money Map Press, Keith has helped subscribers successfully capture profits, generate income and weather the current financial storm despite extremely challenging market conditions.

During the course of his career, Keith has provided investment analysis, trading direction and performance measurement to institutions and qualified individual clients representing billions in assets. He is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on global investing and is known for his uncanny accuracy, insight and perspective.

A frequent traveler who believes in “boots on the ground” when it comes to identifying opportunities, Keith is a popular, highly sought after speaker at financial conferences around the world.

He’s also a recognized pioneer of using non-linear theory for market prediction, risk management and portfolio construction and recently was named a founding member of the Kenos Circle, a Vienna based think tank whose members work with institutional, corporate and government clients worldwide to predict future economic and financial events.

Keith will show you what’s really going on in the Chinese market – and guide you on your way to real returns.

China makes itself new – on the back of the old

When the Union Jack slid down the mast for the last time and Hong Kong’s colors flew Red, the question lingered…did China take over Hong Kong, or is this the beginning of Hong Kong’s economic conquest over China?

“I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.”

— Bill Bryson

You’ll see the answer for yourself: It’s a bit of both.

Travelers and investors alike gape in wide-eyed wonder at the new China…in much the same way Marco Polo must have absorbed the sights and opportunities in the China of his day.

Join our exclusive fellowship of discovery…explore a China even the savviest of travelers may never see on their own — the China of antiquity, and the role of that history in the economy of today.

A most romantic of adventures

Our goal is twofold – to explore investment opportunities, but just as importantly (if not more so), to savor the splendid sights and rich culture that China offers…

sampans lolling gently in Hong Kong’s Aberdeen harbor…the Emperor’s Summer Palace on Lake Kunming…dinner aloft Victoria Peak…

…Tiananmen, the largest public square in the world – built in 1417 as the entryway to the Forbidden City, made famous again for student protests 572 years later…and of course the Forbidden City itself, off-limits no more…

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”

Anais Nin

…the well-preserved Great Wall — imagine looking down on thousands of Mongol horsemen, cooking dinner on fires in their saddles as they rode for a break in the wall to sack ancient Peking…

…explore the hutong by peddle-rickshaw. Built as early as the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1341), this was the Beijing that Marco Polo saw – a labyrinth of alleyways and courtyards built so the Emperor could keep his aristocracy close and under a watchful eye…where a full third of the capital’s population still lives today…

…re-live the gasp of wonder of the Xian peasants digging a well in 1974, when they unearthed a standing army of over 7,000 life-size terracotta warriors, horses, and chariots – prepared to defend Emperor Qin Shi Huang to death and beyond… 

…experience the thrill Victorian travelers must have felt when watching Shanghai acrobats for the very first time…twisting, contorting and soaring through the air in our own private performance…

We’ll visit the Jade Buddha Temple, where two Buddha statues carved from clear white jade were brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen, a reprieve of tranquility from the hustle-bustle ultra-modernity of present day Shanghai.

You’ll enjoy street shopping in the Stanley Market…feel soft sand under foot on the broad beaches of Repulse Bay, named for a 19th century pirate ship that sailed here…and wander the landscaped gardens, waterfalls, and Leaning Pagoda of Suzhou’s Tiger Hill…

…and yes, of course, we’ll investigate China’s best investment opportunities during our Beijing seminar.

Five-star Yangtze River voyage

"There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

— Kenneth Graham,
Wind in the Willows

’ve been saving the best for last. After visiting Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors of Xian, we’ll board the 5-star Victoria Queen for a three-day river cruise on the mighty Yangtze before continuing to Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The Yangtze is the longest river in China, meandering from the snowy heights of Tibet 6,300 kilometers to the East China Sea.

We’ll enjoy a few days of scenery and relaxation along the most memorable stretch of water in all of China.

At Shibaozhai – the “Precious Stone Stronghold” – we’ll make a shore excursion. A red, 12-story wooden temple hugs a cliff on the side of Jade Seal Hill.  Over 400 years old, this Shibaozhi pagoda is known as the “Pearl of the Yangtze.” 

From the stone terrace on the upper level, you’ll soak in the panorama of the river, the village and the countryside. Surrounded by a sea of clouds, you’ll feel immersed in the mystery and tradition that is China.

We’ll then re-board the Victoria Queen and wind our way through the majestic “Three Gorges”…

Enter the dreamlike scenery of Qutang Gorge, hemmed by mossy cliffs…

…then pass between the mountainous guardians of Witches Gorge, with cliffs so high direct sunlight only reaches the canyon floor at certain times of day…

Twelve mountain peaks poke above a shroud of mist, including Shennu Feng, the kneeling maiden…

And Xiling, the third gorge, is comprised of seven smaller gorges, each named after an ancient legend – Yellow Cat…Yellow Ox…Military Books and Precious Sword…Rice Granary…Ox Liver and Horse Lungs…Bright Moon…and Lantern Shadow…

(No doubt some gorges have more appealing names than others, but each is steeped in a rich history all its own.)

Breathtaking at every bend in the river, this Yangtze River experience will stay with you for a lifetime.

Comfort befitting the aristocracy of antiquity and today

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

— St. Augustine

All the while you’ll travel in a style worthy of Cornelius Vanderbilt and Princess Mathilda…

The Grand Hyatt Beijing: A subtle blend of East and West within walking distance of the Forbidden City, floor-to-ceiling windows give you a panoramic view of Beijing’s picturesque and historic districts from your well-appointed room.

The service and the food are sure to impress you — especially the scrumptious breakfasts, with selections you’re sure to recognize, as well as dishes from every region of China. The hotel offers you first-class spa and fitness services, including a resort-style swimming pool, the largest hotel pool in the country.

The elegant Redmoon bar has an impressive selection of cocktails, wines and premium whiskies for your tastes, accompanied by delicious sushi. You’ll love the atmosphere – it’s our favorite bar in all of China!

Sofitel On Renmin Square: Noted as the most luxurious hotel in the region the Sofitel hosts 432 rooms, four restaurants and two bars.

 “All aboard” the Victoria Queen: You’ll love the graceful public areas, with high, delicately carved ceilings – where you’ll learn about the magnificent cultures and natural history of the Three Gorges. Your room comes with a view…and a private balcony for soaking in the scenery as we drift down the Yangtze.

Your bed is spread in authentic Shanghai cotton for restful sleep, and your private bathroom boasts imported marble. You’ll also have Internet access, international cable television and telephone service for all your needs. The Victoria Queen offers the utmost in travel sophistication.

Shanghai Le Royal Meridien Hotel: One of the newest luxury hotels in Shanghai, as it just opened September 2006: Nestled in the heart of the city, you’ll be close to the best shopping and cultural sites. Your elegant room is just the beginning of your pampered stay with high technology and a rain shower…eight exceptional restaurants …a state of the art health and fitness center with saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools and plunge pools… and unequalled multilingual service.

Hong Kong’s Intercontinental Hotel, Kowloon : Internationally acclaimed as one of the world's top hotels for business and leisure, InterContinental Hong Kong, with its unique waterfront location in Kowloon's prime shopping, business and entertainment district, offers unrivalled views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. The hotel is at the center of Hong Kong’s shopping and entertainment district, so you can be as much “in the thick of it” as you choose.

We’ll also dine “out on the town” in high style and in common Chinese style, with tastes for every palate – both Old Orient and New World cuisine, and a “fusion” of the two…

  • “If you only get to try one Shanghainese meal,” says Frommer’s, “let it be here.” We couldn’t agree more. Opened by "Uncle" Li Zhonghéng, the Shanghai Uncle serves ancient Shanghai favorites with modern flair. Pine-seed pork ribs…traditional Shanghai smoked fish…“Crispy Pork of Flame”…and cheese-baked lobster on homemade Chinese noodles are but the beginnings of your choices for our Shanghainese feast…
  • Xintiandi dining district’s illustrious TMSK restaurant and bar is set down a narrow alley of 19th-century Shanghai. A stone pathway takes you through gardens and over fishponds to the cocktail bar and open dining area. The dignified décor is befitting the sexy Asian-Mediterranean fusion cuisine, a menu worthy of the discriminating needs of the gourmet traveler.
  • The Victoria Peak Lookout Café Décor has long been a Hong Kong favorite, perched atop Victoria Peak in a former tram station.  The views and food are mesmerizing – the best place to dine outdoors in the former British colony.  Granite walls, timber-trussed ceilings, an open fireplace, wood floors, and a dining room that extends into the garden will send you into reverie over what life was like as a wealthy colonist on the shores of an unknown empire.

And please remember, you’ll have the opportunity to relish the most delicious Peking duck you’ve ever tasted, in the dish’s own hometown!

The cost of our journey to the Middle Kingdom is $7,497 (with a $1,495 supplement for solo travelers, though arrangements can often be made to share a room, simply ask us about it when you sign on).

Even at such a reasonable price, our Old Orient adventure is not affordable for most people. It is not intended to be.

Five-star hotels, first-rate cruises, the very best meals and top-notch translators come at a price – a price reserved for people of position.

Set to sell out: Reserve your place now

We are also limited by the very few spots available, increasing the exclusivity of our journey…

Please review the itinerary below and call us immediately to reserve your place or to inquire for more information.

Our past journeys to China have filled quickly, and we have every expectation that this one will sell out soon. Please reserve your place today.

Thank you for reading, and I hope to share tea with you as we cruise Shanghai’s imperial Grand Canal together.

There is no better way to explore the China of Old – Marco Polo’s China – while profiting from the leading investment opportunities of today. Join me by calling now 800-926-6575 or 561-243-6276.

Kind regards,

Barbara Perriello
Executive Director, Agora Travel

P.S. Explore the highlights of China and its investment opportunities with this Agora Travel expedition to Beijing…Xian…Three Gorges by Yangtze Victoria cruise ship…Shanghai…and Hong Kong…

…while getting a sneak preview of Chinese IPOs coming soon to Wall Street. Past attendees are already profiting from their Chinese sojourn, reaping as much as 116% in only three weeks!

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

— Lao Tzu

 
 
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Day-by-Day Schedule for Abundant Profits in the Middle Kingdom

Day 1, Tuesday, April21, — San Francisco to Beijing (other gateways may also be available).
Depart today for your flight to Beijing on United Crossing the International Date Line, you will loose one calendar day. (Please note, very reasonably priced add-on flights are available from most U.S. cities)

Day 2, Wednesday, April 22, — Arrive Beijing
Upon your arrival at the Beijing International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Grand Hyatt at Oriental Plaza.

Day 3, Thursday, April 23, — Beijing
Today your introduction to China’s capital begins with a tour to Tiananmen Square and an exploration of Ming Dynasty extravagance at the Forbidden City’s Imperial Palace — including admission to the living quarters, museum, and jewelry sections. In the afternoon lunch will be at the Sichuan Restaurant on the private ground of Prince Gong’s Mansion and then you'll step back in time to explore ancient Beijing. “Hutong” is a Chinese name for the ancient city alleys or lanes, built in the Yuan Dynasty (about 700 years ago) Hundreds of courtyard houses were built on each side of the hutongs; today most are found in the area near the Forbidden City You’ll gain insight into historic Beijing as you ride in an old-fashioned pedicab along the ancient narrow streets. This evening we will enjoy the dinner as a group at the Neo-Classic Chinese Cuisine Green T Restaurant. B, L, D

Day 4, Friday, April 24, — Beijing
This day we'll gather for a high-powered investment seminar, hearing from our contacts on the ground. Then you will have the afternoon free to go shopping to the Silk or Pearl Markets The evening we will enjoy the famous Peking Roast Duck Dinner as a group. B, L, D

Day 5, Saturday, April 25, — Beijing
Today promises to be a highlight of this tour as you stroll on the ancient ramparts of the astonishing Great Wall Begin your walk along the wall as it winds across the mountains northeast of Beijing. We will also enjoy a wonderful lunch in this area before heading back to the city On our return we will have a chance to visit some of the Olympic venues including the “Birds Nest” stadium. B, L

Day 6, Sunday, April 26, — Beijing to Xian
Today we'll leave in the mid-morning for our flight to Xian and transfer to Sofitel Hotel. This afternoon is free to explore the local markets and the city wall on your own. Dinner at Tang Restaurant with Show A unique Dinner Show features a performance of Changan Music and Dance — originated over 1,000 years ago in Changan, the capital of The Tang Dynasty, now known as Xi'an Enjoy a five-course  meal of regional and international specialties. B, D

Day 7, Monday, April 27, – Xian to Chongqing
Today we'll head for the Terracotta Museum, where we'll tour the exhibits and enjoy an excellent lunch. In the afternoon we'll head again to the airport, this time for a flight to Chingqing There we'll stop first at the Marriott Hotel, where we'll enjoy an excellent buffet dinner before heading to the pier to board a Victoria Queen Cruise Ship  (http://www.pacificdelighttours.com/yangtze_river/cabin_upgrades.pdf) to begin our river travels B, L, D

Day 8, Tuesday, April 28, - Yangtze River Cruise
Today we'll take a shore excursion at Shibaozhai. You'll see here a scenic, 12-story wooden pagoda Over 400 years old, this magnificent pagoda has charmed visitors and is known as the “Pearl of the Yangtze.” B, L, D

Day 9, Wednesday, April 29, — Yangtze River Cruise
Today we'll cruise through the first of the fabled Three Gorges: Qutang Gorge, hemmed by mossy cliffs At Wushan, an excursion takes you up the Daning River to view the famed Small Gorges Alternatively, your excursion may be on Shennong Stream with its own impressive small gorges. Then we'll sail on through Wu Gorge, celebrated for its Twelve Peaks Finally, we'll cruise through Xiling Gorge, the last and most scenic of all the gorges And at day's end, we'll pass through the Three Gorges Ship Lock. B, L, D

Day 10, Thursday, April 30, — Yangtze River Cruise & flight to Shanghai
Today will be our last day on the River. In the morning, we'll visit the Three Gorges Dam sites And then we'll continue on to Yichang, where we'll disembark. We'll head from the pier to the airport and fly to Shanghai There we'll go to the Shanghai Le Royal Meridien Hotel for the next three nights. B, L

Day 11, Friday, May 1, — Shanghai
Today we'll enjoy a full day of sightseeing in this vibrant city and top it off with an extraordinary buffet dinner at Shanghai Uncle, followed by a dramatic acrobatic show. B, L, D

Day 12, Saturday, May 2, — Shanghai
This day is free for you to do as you like. Relax, explore town on your own, shop. Tonight we'll all enjoy dinner together at the famous TMSK Restaurant where the bar and restaurant is made entirely out of colored glass (www.tmsk.com).  B, D

Day 13, Sunday, May 3, — Shanghai to Hong Kong
Today your morning is free and then we'll fly to Hong arriving mid-afternoon. We’ll transfer to our hotel the Intercontinental Grand Stanford, where we will stay in harbor view roomsThe afternoon is free toexplore on your own. Get a tailored made suit or new prescription glasses as you wait The shopping in Hong Kong is excellent, and our guides will be on hand to give you some pointers about where to head and how to bargain. B

Day 14, Monday, May 4, — Hong Kong with option to visit Macau
In the morning enjoy our high powered Hong Kong meeting with local experts And then in the afternoon we will visit the Stock Exchange After the visit to the stock exchange you can opt to go to Macau and we can assist you in setting up the transportation and the hydrofoil trip.

Day 15, Tuesday, May 5, – Hong Kong
You will have the morning free and then we'll spend the afternoon touring the island. We'll explore Stanley Market, Repulse Bay, and Aberdeen's sampam community before heading to Victoria Peak for spectacular views of the city and its harbor ending out tour with our farewell dinner at Café Decor.

Day 16, Wednesday, May 6, — Hong Kong to San Francisco
Today we'll head to the airport to fly back to San Francisco and your final destination.   Crossing the International Date Line you'll gain hours and arrive in the U.S. on the same day.

* Schedule and speakers are subject to change.

"The goal of each civilization, all religious thought, all that sort of thing, is simply to have a good time. But man gets so solemn over the process that he forgets the end."

— Don Marquis


Pricing and What's Included

CHINA
Abundant Profits
in the
Middle Kingdom

An Old Orient Journey
for the Discriminating Investor

April 21 to May 6, 2009

Price per-person, based on double-occupancy: $7,997
Single-supplement: $1,785 *

Early-Bird Discount:
Reserve your place before November 1, 2008 and save $200.
You pay just $7,797 per-person, based on double-occupancy.

Chairman Circle, Alliance, Agora Financial Reserve will also receive a $200 pp discount Money Map Report subscribers and Lifetime members will receive a $100 pp discount.* (To get this discounts, you must book the tour beforeDecember 1, 2008).

This Top-Rate , High-Access China Program Includes:

  • International Coach** airfare from San Francisco to Beijing and return Hong Kong to San Francisco on United Airlines. Low add-on fares are also available from other U.S. cities.
  • Domestic airfare on four flights — Beijing to Xian, Xian to Chongqing, Yichang to Shanghai and Shanghai to Hong Kong     
  • All US, International and National airline taxes, PFC’s charges, United & Dragon Air Fuel Surcharges, US & Hong Kong New Security Taxes, and departure tax out of Hong Kong
  • 14 nights' first-class hotel accommodation
  • Travel Insurance (value of $300)
  • All hotel taxes and porter tips
  • Most meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transfer and sightseeing by private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • All admission and fees to temples, shrines, museums, etc. as outlined on the itinerary
  • Service of English speaking guides for sightseeing and transfers in each city as well as National Guide (Hao Jun) throughout our journey
  • A professional guide from Agora Travel throughout the program
  • China Individual Visa Fee (applies to U.S. citizen Canadian citizens) $170 Value!!  

* If you are traveling alone and wish to share a room with another participant, we will try to find a roommate for you, although we cannot guarantee a match. The $1785single supplement is due when you register. If a roommate is available, we will issue you a credit for that amount.

 **The price of business class and first class. Based on current price, subject to change: Business class – Additional $6,530; First class – Additional $9,930, But at the time of booking we can also look for lower priced rates upon request.     

If you would like to buy a coach extra seat to give you more space we will book subject to space availability The cost is $1000 and includes all taxes, fees and fuel charges.

Air Add-on – range in price from $150-$300 Please call for your exact rate.

Registration and Payment Details: Since this is for a special group, and we expect the available spots to fill up immediately, please call us as soon as possible to reserve your place. We'll need all of your details along with a credit card with expiration date A $500 non-refundable deposit will hold your place until January 16. After January 16, full payment is due in order to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, money orders, and wire transfers. If you pay by credit card, it will appear on your statement as being paid to PSV*Travel/Conference Services-Tours & Conferences. Please make money orders payable to Agora Travel, 235 NE 4th Ave., Suite 102, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Cancellation Policy: The tour is completely non-refundable. If you cancel due to medical reasons that are covered by your purchased travel-insurance policy (a travel-insurance policy is included in the pricing for this tour), we will advise the insurance company that your travel and conference or tour fees are non-refundable.

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