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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....
 

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...