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Pohu leaves East West Siam Raini Hamdi, Singapore
East West Siam general manager, Mr Stephan Pohu, has announced he will be leaving the company, effective July 1.

Mr Pohu explained "due to an internal restructuring of the regional platform of East West Siam, my position will become redundant and the responsibilities of managing the company will be taken over by one of the company directors".

Mr Pohu joined East West Siam ...

 

Indonesian government caps domestic fares Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta
Indonesia"s Department of Transport will introduce new domestic air fares on February 16.

Minister of Transport, Mr Agum Gumelar, was quoted by Antara News Agency as saying the government would set the maximum air fares for economy class and would leave the market to determine the minimum selling prices.

The directorate-general of air transport secretary, Ms Sri Hardini, said: ...

 

KNTO launches World Cup planner TTG Asia, Bangkok
Welcome to Korea 2002 FIFA World Cup is the name of a 52-page booklet just launched by the Korean National Tourist Office (KNTO).

The booklet covers the 2002 World Cup match schedules, training camps, accommodation, hospitals, transportation, and detailed coverage of the 10 host cities in Korea as well as some on co-hosts Japan.

More than 150,000 copies have been published in Engli...

 

Six Continents pays e-commissions TTG Asia
Six Continents Hotels has partnered Perot Systems to launch Electronic Commission Services (ECS), an on-line travel agency commission programme.

With ECS, Hotels and travel agencies worldwide will have secure on-line access to payment information.

ECS offers enhanced reporting capability and commission invoices will be available on-line by the fifth of every month.

It will also offe...

 

Qantas BA offers agents shopping rewards TTG Asia, Singapore
Qantas British Airways Singapore has come up with a novel "Shop till you Drop" scheme to reward travel agents.

Agents who book their customers on Qantas or British Airways flights to Australia, the UK or Europe between February and April stand to win up to S$20,000 (US$10,905) worth of shopping vouchers in the Agents Monthly Incentive scheme.

Each month, a travel agent wil...

 

Government backs new TAT strategy Jeremy Colson, Bangkok
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has won government approval for a new marketing strategy to make tourism Thailand"s number one earner of foreign exchange and become the tourism capital of Asia by 2005.

The plan is TAT"s response to an order from deputy prime minister, Mr Somkid Jatusripitak, who last month pledged he would galvanise government ministries and agencies to create ...

 

China clamps down on domestic airlines Prudence Lui, Hong Kong
China has banned a number of flights by smaller domestic airlines between Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, aimed at reducing fierce competition among them.

The smaller carriers frequently offer heavy discounts.

The move is targeted at carriers not headquartered in the three main hub cities from flying the lucrative routes.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) als...

 

Rayavadee joins Starwood"s Luxury Collection TTG Asia, Singapore
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Premier Resort Krabi to manage the Rayavadee in Krabi, under the Luxury Collection brand.

Rayavadee will be Starwood"s second hotel in Krabi and the third Luxury Collection member in Thailand, in addition to the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket and Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok.

The 100-villa Rayavadee is located...

 

Cebu Pacific adds Seoul to network Germaine de Peralta, Manila
The Philippines" second largest domestic airline, Cebu Pacific Airways, will start flying to South Korea on February 9.

It will start twice-weekly chartered flights from Cebu to Seoul, every Wednesday and Saturday on Boeing 757s.

On March 2, Cebu Pacific will start thrice weekly scheduled flights from Manila to Seoul also on Boeing 757s.

Cebu Pacific expects the Civil Aerona...

 

Hotel Sanur Beach gets US$30 million facelift Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta
Hotel Sanur Beach, Bali will start renovating its 244 standard rooms on March 1, leaving the hotel with 181 deluxe rooms in operation.

Hotel Sanur Beach, Bali general manager, Mr Bambang Sujatmiko, said: "The US$30 million renovation is part of our programme to refresh and upgrade our facilities and services. The project will take five months to complete and will be ready by July 21....

 



 
 
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