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Curtains for Rosenbluth on-line agency By Jeremy Colson
BANGKOK Rosenbluth Internationals website BizTravel.com has folded following the severe decline in air travel following the grim events of September 11.The online booking agency shut its doors on Friday (September 28) and other similar companies dependent on airline ticket commissions are expected to follow in the coming weeks.However, analysts say companies such as Expedia, Travelocity and Pr...
 

THAI to name new president By Jeremy Colson
BANGKOK The name of the new president of Thai International Airways will be announced on Friday. The carriers executive vice president commerce, Mr Tasnai Sudas na Ayudhaya, is among 12 candidates short listed for the post following the sacking of Mr Bhisit Kuslasayanon by Thailands prime minister in August.The PM is thought likely to select someone with a strong financial background to stee...
 

Sultan acts to protect Americans By Mimi Hudoyo
JAKARTA Governor and Sultan of Yogyakarta, Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, has issued a letter of guarantee saying there will be no sweeping against international visitors staying in the city.The letter was issued last weekend, after he met several Muslim organisations and reiterated there would be no anti-American action in Yogyakarta. In the letter of guarantee, the Sultan criticised the hunt for A...
 

JNTO: Targets won't be achieved Caroline Boey
OSAKA The Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO) says it will not be able to achieve the inbound target of 5.122 million visitors, or 7.7 per cent growth, for 2001.JNTO added that outbound travel would register negative growth for the second half of the year."We are reviewing our inbound and outbound figures for 2001 this month," JNTO senior director planning and research, Mr Takashi Naga...
 

China to host WTO 2003 Caroline Boey
OSAKA China has beaten Greece to win the bid to host the 15th World Tourism Organization General Assembly in 2003. Panama and Paraguay, which were also in the race, dropped out before the final round of voting.China received 58 votes against 39 for Greece. There were 25 exemptions. ...
 

Garuda appeals to government for help Mimi Hudoyo
JAKARTA Garuda Indonesia is appealing to the Indonesian government to support the airline in paying up increased insurance premium following the terrorist attacks.Garuda vice president corporate communications, Mr Pudjobroto, said: The international underwriter has made the decision to cover the aircraft insurance up to US$50 million (with the current premium).In the meantime, international a...
 

Yogya governor guarantees safety Mimi Hudoyo
THE Governor and Sultan of Yogyakarta, Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, has issued a letter of guarantee there will be no sweeping of international visitors staying in the city. The letter was issued last weekend, after the Sultan had met several Muslim organisations and reiterated there would be no anti-American action in Yogyakarta. In the letter of guarantee, the Sultan criticised the sweeping action...
 

Crossair to take over Swissairs operations Wrisney Tan
ZURICH The SAirGroup has been forced to sell its 70 per cent stake in Crossair to UBS and the Credit Suisse Group.Crossair will be assuming responsibility of Swissairs flight operations no later than October 28, taking over segments amounting in total to two-thirds of Swissairs worldwide flight operations.The trimming of route network and fleet is expected to result in the loss of 2,560 jobs ...
 

French travel confidence fair Pauline Tan
MUNICH A new barometer to monitor travellers confidence shows the French are equally mixed about travelling.France was the first country surveyed on: Will the present international events, in your opinion, change your travel plans between now and the end of 2001?, launched by IPK International, The World Travel Monitor company and its French Travel Monitor partner research institute, BVA. Ha...
 

WTOs 2002 forecasts out in November Caroline Boey
OSAKA The World Tourism Organization (WTO) says it will be ready to announce the 2002 world tourism forecast by mid-November when the industry meets in London for World Travel Market.WTO secretary-general, Mr Francesco Frangialli, earlier said tourism growth in 2001 would be halved from three per cent to 1.5 per cent because of the terrorist attacks in the US last month, but added it would be m...
 



 
 
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