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Room prices fall in Koh Samui Timothy France, Bangkok, September 10, 2012
HOTEL rates in Koh Samui saw a drop in the first half of this year, although unprecedented occupancies resulted in an overall growth in RevPAR.

Air India's new Dreamliners fuel its Australia ambitions Shekhar Niyogi, Kolkata, September 10, 2012
AIR India is planning direct flights to Sydney from November, having taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner last Saturday.

West Java Tourism Promotion Board sets up KL office S Puvaneswary, Kuala Lumpur, September 10, 2012
WEST Java Tourism Promotion Board established last Saturday an office in Kuala Lumpur to raise awareness of tourism destinations beyond Bandung. It has also appointed Helmi Abdul Razak as its marketing manager (see TTG Asia e-Daily, May 2, 2012).

Travelport embarks on hotel rate audit Langley, UK, September 10, 2012
TRAVELPORT has initiated a programme to streamline the uploading of hotel negotiated rates, which will help to instill more confidence in travel consultants when serving their customers according to those rates.

New Wonders of the World online expo to showcase destinations in 3D Linda Haden, Singapore, September 10, 2012
AN INAUGURAL new travel expo set to kick off in 1Q2014, Wonders of the World (WOW) aims to link the industry with some 600 million potential travellers in the world's largest marketplace - the Internet.

Azamara Club Cruises refurbishes both ships Miami, September 10, 2012
THE European boutique hotel-style Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest will undergo renovations in 2012 and 2013.

Best Western marks 10-year anniversary in Asia Bangkok, September 10, 2012
BEST Western International celebrated its 10th year in Asia with a four-day event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Clarification on Bangkok Airways' new flights to Vientiane Singapore, September 10, 2012
IN OUR article dated September 7, 2012, we reported that "Bangkok Airways will commence a daily service to Vientiane, marking a comeback to the Lao capital after a hiatus of four years". In fact, the new service is Bangkok Airways' inaugural flight to Vientiane as the carrier has never flown to the Lao capital before.

China now open to foreign GDS players Beijing, September 7, 2012
THE Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has eased its regulations, allowing Amadeus to market and distribute fares to travel consultants in China (TTG Asia e-Daily, July 2, 2012).

Flight Centre adopts 'blended travel agency' strategy Warren Beaumont, Sydney, September 7, 2012
BOOSTED by a strong financial performance worldwide, Flight Centre is now turning its attention to expanding its global travel retail network, as well as the introduction of a hybrid agency concept.

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