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Hong Kong is Airport of the Year in Skytrax survey TTG Asia, Singapore
The Top 10 rankings for Airport of the Year 2002 in a survey conducted by Skytrax are:

1. Hong Kong


Lau moves to CTS TTG Asia, Singapore

CORPORATE Travel Services (CTS) has appointed Mr Peter Lau, former account manager of Rosenbluth International, senior account manager.


Reliance TTG Asia, Kuala Lumpur
PETALING Jaya-based Colombia Leisure has become Reliance Shipping & Travel Agencies 12th franchisee in Malaysia.

This development has made Reliance optimistic of achieving a total of 25 franchise outlets in the country by the year-end.


WTM shakes of 9-11 blues Joyce Wong, Hong Kong
EXHIBITION space at World Travel Market 2002 is expected to increase by 10 per cent with 91 per cent already contracted out.

Reed Travel Exhibitions group exhibition director, Ms Fiona Jeffery, said: "There is a clear mood of optimism that the industry's fortunes will be considerably more positive, as predicted by the World Tourism Organisation, by the third and fourth quarters of t...


Bollywood blow N Nithiyananthan, Kuala Lumpur
THE Oscars-style Bollywood awards function held in Genting Highlands on April 6 was a runaway success in terms of publicity and sales, but the public was letdown by the no-show of most of its leading stars.

The International Indian Film Academy awards' ceremony was broadcast to more than 80 countries on both a live and delayed basis, helping promote Malaysia in general, and Genting in p...


Lion City pounces on Mediterranean incentives Wrisney Tan, Singapore
SINGAPORE'S incentive industry is eyeing Europe's Mediterranean region, which has in the last few years yielded annual growth of 10 per cent in terms of incentive arrivals.

Recently, Singapore hosted 14 incentive agents from countries in the Mediterranean including France, Greece, Italy and Spain for the first time.

The educational programme - organised by the Singapore Exhibitio...


Tenerife terrific for AIPC Incentive & Meetings Asia, Hong Kong
THE Association Internationale des Palais de Congres (AIPC) is to hold its annual conference and 44th general assembly in Tenerife, Spain from June 30 - July 3.

Under the theme Lessons Learned / Moving Forward, it will open with a keynote address by the president of the World Travel & Tourism Council, Mr Jean-Claude Baumgarten, who will address the broad impacts of recent events on the t...


SIA extracts more juice from Kiwi sector TTG Asia, Singapore
To meet expected demand, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will add two supplementary flights a week between Singapore and Christchurch from September 2 until end March 2003.

During the period, SIA will operate five times a week between the two cities.

The new weekly flights, using Airbus A340-300 aircraft will depart Singapore for Christchurch on Monday and Wednesday. This will supplement ...


Putting it on the Priceline Prudence Lui, Hong Kong
MORE than 8,000 hotels worldwide and 25 Asian airlines have signed-up to be suppliers for on-line bargain retailer, Hutchison-Priceline chief executive officer, Mr Alfredo Gangotena, says.

He was speaking at a Hong Kong press conference announcing the official launch of the company. The joint-venture is 65 per cent...


More money for India tourism Caroline Boey, New Delhi
INDIA has just received a 28 per cent budget injection in the new financial year, starting April, raising funds from US$32 million last year to some US$45 million this year to market and promote the destination and for infrastructure and product development.

Department of Tourism director-general of tourism, Mr V K Duggal, said he was optimistic the 2003 budget would be higher given the ...


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