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Indonesia appeals for objective travel advisories Mimi Hudoyo, Yogyakarta
INDONESIAN government and tourism associations are appealing to foreign missions in the country to be more selective and objective in applying their travel advisories to the country.

At a dialogue with top diplomats in Yogyakarta last week, Indonesian government officials and tourism association heads called for support of the ASEAN Tourism Forum the city is hosting from January 21 to 28...

 

Mascarenhas cleared of misconduct Caroline Boey, New Delhi/Singapore
FORMER Air India managing director, Mr Michael Mascarenhas, has been cleared by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of commercial misconduct involving the airline's UK general sales agent, Welcome Travels.

Mr Mascarenhas, who retired at the end of November, has called for mechanisms to be put in place to avoid officials being wrongly accused of corruption.

He said: "Thos...

 

Asians keen to fix meetings decline Joyce Wong, Hong Kong
THE Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2002 has seen a 10-15 per cent increase in exhibition space booked from Asia exhibitors. More than 600 companies will participate at the annual MICE trade show which will be held in Melbourne from February 19-20, 2002.

Newly appointed exhibition manager, Mr David Crooke, said: "AIME celebrates its 10th birthday in 2002 in what could ...

 

SriLankan woos off-peak travellers TTG Asia, Sri Lanka
SriLankan Airlines is offering several attractive packages in a bid to boost off-season sales and attract more tourists during the lull period of November to early December.

Until December 20, the airline is offering customers transiting in Colombo on their way to other destinations, two free holiday packages consisting of hotel accommodation, breakfast and airport transfers, for every t...

 

Indian Airlines goes daily on Chennai-KL sector TTG Asia, Kuala Lumpur
Indian Airlines will increase the frequency of its Chennai-Kuala Lumpur sector from four flights to seven flights a week from October 27. Additional flights will be mounted on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.Country manager, Mr R Radhakrishnan, said this move was in response to a long-felt need in the market.There had been a capacity crunch in the market especially during our peak periods of Nove...
 

TAT: Pavarotti please Jeremy Colson
BANGKOK The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has asked the Thai government for support in staging a major a major gala concert at the Grand Palace featuring an artiste such as Pavarotti or Yanni.The idea is the brainchild of newly-appointed TAT governor for marketing, Ms Juthamas Siriwan.We want to model this on events such as the Pavarotti Concert at the Forbidden City in Beijing or the Y...
 

Swissair operating on interim plans Wrisney Tan
Zurich Swissair will be offering its customers 60 per cent of its usual scheduled European services and 70 per cent of its intercontinental flights with effect from yesterday until the assumption of its flight operations by the new Swiss airline on October 28.The new interim schedules will provide services to 25 European cities and 34 intercontinental destinations. Swissair tickets will be vali...
 

THAI confirms Mumbai take off TTG Asia
BANGKOK Thai Airways International confirmed on Wednesday its inaugural flight to Mumbai (Bombay) will proceed as planned on October 30, despite the recent events in central Asia. The flight will be operated three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, utilising an Airbus A330-300. However, the carriers flights to Pakistan have been indefinitely suspended. The service to Lahore was s...
 

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....