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Aerowisata builds a new Jakarta hotel Mimi Hudoyo, Bali
Aerowisata, the hotel and travel agency subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia, is building a new 168-room four star hotel in Jakarta. Tentatively named Aerogat Hotel (taken from Aerowisata-Garuda Aviation Training), it is located in front of the Garuda Aviation Training Centre in Duri Kosambi, Tangerang.

Aerowisata vice president marketing, Mr Toto Sugiarto, said: We are building the hotel ...


Information centre for Laguna Phuket opens Jeremy Colson
BANGKOK The Laguna Phuket has opened a dedicated information and customer service centre at Phuket International Airport. Called the Laguna Phuket Hospitality Centre, it is located within the international arrivals hall, is the first such service to be offered at Phuket Airport and is open seven-days a week from 7am until 9pm.Laguna Phuket is home to: Banyan Tree Phuket; Dusit Laguna Resort; La...

SriLankan insured for war risk Wrisney Tan
COLOMBO SriLankan Airlines has successfully negotiated with international underwriters to cover its war risk insurance of US$1.5 billion, relieving the Government of Sri Lanka of its liability.The Government had initially offered an indemnity of US$1.45 billion war risk cover to the airline following the airlines insurers decision to reduce their cover of US$1.5 billion to US$50 million.In a ...

Frangialli re-elected
OSAKA World Tourism Organization (WTO) secretary-general, Mr Francesco Frangialli, has been re-elected for a second, four-year term at the fifth plenary meeting of the 14th WTO general assembly.

SIA trims flight schedule Wrisney Tan
SINGAPORE light of the prevailing economic situation and a decline in forward bookings, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced several service reductions to be implemented at the end of this month. Singapore - Amsterdam - New York (Newark) services will be reduced from four per week to three. However, SIA will continue operating its daily service to New York (JFK International) via Frankfurt....

Associate publisher of HOTEL dies TTG Asia, Hong Kong
Ms Angela Willis, associate publisher of sales & marketing for industry magazine HOTEL Asia Pacific, died Tuesday in a light-aircraft accident in Nairobi. Also killed was her fiance, Cathay Pacific pilot Mr Tim Lin. The couple was on holiday at the time of the accident.

HOTEL Asia Pacific publisher/editor Mr Steve Shellum said: "We are devastated.Angela was a true professional who wa...


Hamzah Haz: Don Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta
Indonesia Vice President, Mr Hamzah Haz, has appealed to the Indonesian people not to react emotionally towards superpower countries intention to capture terrorists by attacking a country.

In his appearance on television to address World Tourism Day in Jakarta last night, Mr Haz, who is a Muslim leader, said: "I appeal to everyone to carefully monitor with clear mind the situation. ...


Budget car rental says bookings have returned Jeremy Colson, Bangkok
THE first week after the attacks on the US saw Budget Thailands business grind to a halt. "There was a total net loss of business for the first week," country manager Mr Allan Davidson told TTG Hub today (Wednesday 26 Sep).

But international bookings have now come back to about 50 per cent of normal and forward bookings for November, December and January are only about 20 per c...


Ninoy Aquino offers hope Germaine de Peralta, Manila
The tourism industry is looking forward to a banner year in 2003, with the opening of the new Ninoy Aquino International Airport Passenger Terminal III (NAIA-PT3), in December 2, 2002.

Built by the Philippine Air Terminals Co Inc (PIATCO) at US$550 million, the new terminal will be designed to serve at least 13 million international passengers annually, replacing the existing internatio...


Cancellation of UN meet blow to NY hotels Jeremy Colson, Bangkok
THE cancellation of the United Nations (UN) meeting which was to have been held in New York yesterday (27 September) through October 3 has dealt a severe blow to leading hotels, a hotelier said in Bangkok.

"The top hotels in the city would have been full for that period but the UN decision to postpone the meeting because of security fears has knocked about 20 per cent off occupancies...


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