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MAS has best cabin staff N Nithiyananthan, Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) has won the Best Cabin Staff 2002 award in service quality, based on a survey carried out by London-based Skytrax Research.

The survey attracted more than 1.5 million voters worldwide who responded to the Skytrax online research survey, travel questionnaires and onboard/airport consumer interviews.

Skytrax chief executive...

 

Indian wholesalers eye the Philippines Germaine de Peralta, Manila

INDIAN wholesalers who recently visited the Philippines on a familiarisation tour that included exploratory talks with local tour operators have said that the Philippines holds excellent tourism potential for the Indian market.

The wholesalers said that the Indians were looking for new tour destinations and a country such as the Philippines offered numerous attractions which would...

 

Fly Garuda, get Bali bonus Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta

Garuda Indonesia and its subsidiary Satriavi Tours and Travel are introducing the Garuda Magnificent Stopover programme to target two-way travel between Japan and Australia, Japan and Europe and Australia and Europe.

The programme, expected to be launched next month, uses Bali as a stopover.

Passengers on transit fo...

 

Aviation breakthrough on the horizon Kevin Sinclair, Hong Kong

The pace is picking up in Hong Kong and Washington as new aviation rights talks reach a climax.

Reports in Hong Kong tip that some Star Alliance carriers will get passenger services codeshare rights from Hong Kong to balance American approval for a codeshare deal over the Pacific between Cathay Pacific and American Airl...

 

Wheels turn in Philippines favour TTG Asia, Manila

The Department of Tourism (DoT) has endorsed 20 tourism-related projects to different government agencies for approval in a bid to regain the confidence of local and foreign investors.

They comprise 19 tourist land transport projects and one four-star hotel and were endorsed by the DoT to the Land Transportation Franchis...

 

SilkAir to launch big new plans TTG Asia, Singapore

SilkAir has unveiled a four-pronged strategy to make the airline a market leader.

Its chief executive, Mr Subhas Menon, said there are plans to increase its current fleet of nine aircraft to 15 by 2006.

SilkAir also plans to double its investment in tourism and market development from S$8 million (US$4.5 million) to...

 

Fists of fury raised at possible DragonAir-United partnership Kevin Sinclair, Hong Kong

SKIRMISHING has broken out in Hong Kong following talks of a possible partnership between DragonAir of Hong Kong and US-based giant, United Airlines.

Quoting an anonymous airline official, Hong Kong newspapers today said Cathay Pacific, which controls 36.2 per cent of DragonAir, would strongly oppose any such links. The nameless official made it clear...

 

Ooh la la, Le Meridien in demand Wrisney Tan, Singapore

FRENCH hotel management company, Le Meridien, has been invited by Le Meridien Changi owners to bid for the management of the property again after it has undergone an extensive makeover. Le Meridien"s current contract with Far East Organisation expires in a few months.

Renovation work is expected to last 18 months and could involve sections of the hot...

 

JAL drops another India flight Kaoru Sakurada, Tokyo

JAPAN Airlines will cancel another Tokyo-to-New Delhi round trip flight as a result of the current political situation between India and Pakistan. The flight is JL471 scheduled on Sunday June 16 and return flight JL472, which arrives back in Tokyo on June 17.

JAL normally operates twice-weekly on the route, on Thursdays and Sundays. Last week, it announced the cancellation of JL47...

 

Carlson hotels worldwide announces new global structure TTG Asia, Singapore

CARLSON Hotels Worldwide yesterday announced it was "aligning the company operationally with the world"s three primary economic theatres: The Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia Pacific".

It also named Mr Paul Kirwin, currently Country Inns & Suites By Carlson president, to the new position of president and managing director of Carlson Hotels Asia-Pacific.

Mr Ki...

 



 
 
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