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First Travel pushes SriLankan tour programme N Nithiyananthan
KUALA LUMPUR First Travel & Tours has been appointed SriLankan Airlines tour co-ordinator in Malaysia for its SriLankan Savour tour programme launched on October 9.It will handle all operational and marketing aspects of the airlines tour packages to Sri Lanka, India, Maldives and Europe.Its general manager, Mr Jason Kan, said: All travel agents will be able to sell the packages and their book...
 

SilkAir offers Cochin
SINGAPORE - SilkAir, Singapore Airlines regional subsidiary, will begin direct flights to Cochin in south-west India from October 28. The flights are codeshared with Air India and will initially depart every Wednesday and Sunday. The frequency will increase to four times a week from next February with additional flights on Mondays and Thursday....
 

THAI to trim US$44 million Jeremy Colson
THAI to trim US$44 millionBANGKOK Thai International Airways (THAI) has announced measures to slash costs by US$44 million following the grim events of September 11. We will be reducing flights to Colombo from four to two as of October 28, well be closing some of our offices in the US, we will invest less in spare parts and well postpone investments in in-flight products investments and othe...
 

WTO halves 2001 tourism forecasts Caroline Boey, Seoul
World Tourism Organization (WTO) secretary-general, Mr Francesco Frangialli, says there will stillbe tourism growth this year despite the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US, but forecasts for 2001 havebeen halved..

Mr Frangialli told TTG Asia at the WTO General Assembly in Seoul last week, there would be overall growth of about 1.5 per cent for the year, down from the original 2001...

 

Panorama goes ahead with Holidex Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta

Panorama Convex will go ahead with its second Holiday Expo (Holidex) at a later date despite the terrorist attacks in the US.

The outbound consumer travel fair will take place at the Jakarta Convention Centre (JCC) between November 2 and 4.Panorama Convex managing director, Mr Rocky Kalalo, said: We have received feedback from the outbound players who say the show dates are to...

 

Jakarta gets its first JW Marriott TTG Asia, Jakarta

The first JW Marriott Hotel in Indonesia will open in Jakarta on September 26.The 333-room hotel is located in the Mega Kuningan Complex, within the business district.

The hotel has six restaurant outlets, a fun pub and a lounge. Its introductory rates start at US$128 for deluxe rooms, and is valid until December 27. The hotels general manager, Mr John Jaskula, was previously gen...