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                                   IATA radically revises 2010
                                   aviation profit forecast
                                                                                                                                 think local
                                   US$8.9bn gains predicted - up from US$2.5bn...                                                   partner
                                          International Air
                                   T he has made a sharp
                                       Transport Association
                                                                                     US$560 billion, US$15 billion
                                                                                     more than previously forecast,
                                                                                     and only slightly below the
                                                                                                                                            think travelport

                                   upward revision to its 2010                       US$564 billion achieved in
                                   industry outlook, projecting                      2008, prior to the start of the
                                   a profit of US$8.9 billion - up                    financial crisis. Airlines’ total
                                   from its previous prediction                      fuel bill, which accounts for
                                   of just US$2.5 billion, made                      around 25% of industry costs,
                                   in June. The improved                             is now forecast to be US$137
                                   outlook was driven by a                           billion, US$3 billion lower
                                   combination of increasing                         than forecast in June. Asia
                                   demand and disciplined                            Pacific carriers are expected to
                                   capacity management,                              post a US$5.2 billion profit in
                                   leading to stronger yields                        2010 – up from the previously
                                   which are pushing revenues                        forecast US$2.2 billion.
                                   higher. According to IATA,                        “The industry recovery has
                                   rapidly improving demand                          been stronger and faster than
                                   has pushed traffic 3-4% above                      anyone predicted. The US$8.9
                                   the pre-crisis levels of early                    billion profit that we are
                                   2008. Passenger demand in                         projecting will start to recoup
                                   2010 is expected to grow 11%                      the nearly US$50 billion lost
                                   (stronger than the previous                       over the previous decade,”
                                   forecast of 10.2%) while                          said Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s
                                   capacity will expand by                           Director General and CEO. He
                                   7.0% (up from the previous                        added however, that profit
                                   forecast of 5.4%). Revenues                       margins remained “razor thin”.             think anything’s possible,
                                   are expected to grow to                           Click here for full story.
                                                                                                                                         think travelport

                                   China Southern signs joint venture deal with                                     
                                   Air France-KLM
                                   A ir France-KLM andyesterday
                                       Southern Airlines
                                   signed a joint venture
                                                                                     two carriers’ seven weekly
                                                                                     flights between Paris and
                                                                                     Guangzhou are all operated
Air China launches                 agreement, which will see the                     on a codeshare basis. As              China, Japan, Korea
first direct route from             carriers share revenues on the                    part of the new agreement,            plan rail tunnels
Chengdu to Japan                   Paris-Guangzhou route. Pierre-                    a management committee

A    ir China will launch
     its first direct route
                                   Henri Gourgeon, CEO of the
                                   Air France-KLM and Tan Wan
                                   Geng, President and CEO of
                                                                                     will be implemented with
                                                                                     five working groups in charge
                                                                                     of coordinating network
                                                                                                                           A feasibilitywith a has been
                                                                                                                           to connecting China, Japan
from Chengdu, the capital          China Southern, met in Paris                      management, revenue                   and South Korea with high-
of Sichuan province, to            on Tuesday to seal the deal,                      management, sales, products           speed railways, via undersea
Japan today. The launch of         which will come into effect                       and finance. Click here for full       tunnels. According to a Channel
the Chengdu-Tokyo Narita           on 1 November 2010. The                           story.                                NewsAsia report, citing Korean
services will also mark the                                                                                                media reports, a South Korean
only direct air route between                                                                                              state research institute is
the two cities. Flights will be    Thailand approves high-speed rail plans                                                 expected to reveal the findings
operated twice a week (every                                                                                               of the study to the country’s
Wednesday and Saturday).           The Thai government has                           Padang Besar, the gateway             Transport Ministry by the end
The route will complement Air      approved plans for the                            to Malaysia, and the eastern          of the year. The tunnels would
China’s existing daily flights      development of three high-                        seaport of Rayong. The three          connect China’s eastern port
on the Chengdu-Beijing-Tokyo       speed train routes. According                     routes, which total more than         of Weihai with the west coast
and Chengdu-Shanghai-              to the Bangkok Post, a joint                      1,700km, are expected to              of Korean peninsula, while a
Nagoya routes, as well as its      investment with China will                        cost approximately THB330             second tunnel would connect
thrice weekly services on the      see high-speed rail lines                         billion (US$10.7 billion), and        South Korea’s southern port of
Chengdu-Dalian-Osaka route.        connecting Bangkok with Nong                      will be jointly funded between        Busan with the Japanese island
Click here for full story.         Khai, on the border with Laos,                    Thailand and China.                   of Tsushima and Fukuoka port.

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AirAsia X to launch Tokyo flights

Long-awaited services to start in December...
            X has announced
A irAsiaforwill launchtime.
     that it
to Japan      the first
                                    said he was happy the services
                                    were finally ready to launch.
                                    “We are pleased our long-
The low-cost, long-haul             standing ambition has finally
airline will commence flights        pulled through and as the
between Kuala Lumpur and            largest metropolitan city in
Tokyo’s Haneda airport from 9       the world; Tokyo represents
December this year, with three      an important feeder market
weekly flights operating every       into our growing international
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.       network,” Osman-Rani said
Japan will become the seventh       in a statement. “We estimate
country or territory added          that more than 60% of AirAsia
to AirAsia X’s route network,       X passengers to and from Tokyo                    Cathay confirms deal
following Australia, China,         will be first time visitors, which                 for six more B777s
India, South Korea, Taiwan and      will contribute significantly
the UK.                             to tourism growth, allowing
The launch will mark the end        AirAsia X the opportunity to
of a long journey for AirAsia,      open up new market segments
which has been trying to gain       from Tokyo. This will further
a foothold in the Japanese          boost tourism traffic into
market for several years. The       Malaysia from Japan, which has
carrier had reportedly been         already shown an increase in
welcomed by several Japanese        visitor arrivals to date in 2010
airports, but other issues,         compared to last year.”
including the visa requirements     AirAsia X will serve the Tokyo
for Malaysian citizens, had         route using its Airbus A330
slowed its entry into the           aircraft, with ‘Premium
market. The airline’s Chief         FlatBed’ seats.
Executive, Azran Osman-Rani,

Costa to operate first-ever Korean charter cruise
                                                                                      C athay Pacificthe Boeing
                                                                                          yesterday signed an
                                                                                      agreement with
                                                   Cruises has
                                          C ostaLtd to charter
                                              partnered with Lotte
                                          Tour Co
                                                                                      to exercise purchase rights
                                                                                      for six more B777-300ER
                                                                                      (Extended Range) aircraft,
                                          the Costa Classica liner                    with an estimated value of
                                          from 16-26 September,                       HK$12.5 billion (US$1.6 billion)
                                          travelling from Shanghai                    at list prices. The additional
                                          to South Korea and                          six aircraft will increase the
                                          Japan. This charter -                       airline’s total B777 order to 36
                                          exclusively dedicated to                    aircraft. Eighteen are already
                                          Korean guests - will be                     in operation, with another
  Costa Classica
                                          the first Korean group to                    12 scheduled for delivery
take a holiday on a Costa cruise ship. The Costa Classica Korean                      from 2011 to early 2013. The
charter includes three cruises with different itineraries available                   additional six newly purchased
for customers. The first is a two-night cruise from Shanghai to                        777-300ERs will be delivered in
Busan, followed by a six-night cruise sailing out of Busan, visiting                  2013 and 2014. The deal adds
Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Hososhima, and Kobe. The final leg is a                           to the confirmation of Cathay’s
two-night cruise on the Busan-Shanghai sector. There will be                          order for 30 Airbus A350s
in total over 3,000 Korean passengers on board for the whole                          announced late last week.
charter. Click here for full story.                                                   Click here for full story.

                                                                                      IATA signs deal with Singapore university

                                                                                      S ingapore’s Nanyang
                                                                                         Technological University
                                                                                      (NTU) has signed a
                                                                                                                                    will explore the possibility
                                                                                                                                    of launching a joint Master
                                                                                                                                    of Business Administration
                                                                                      Memorandum of Understanding                   programme with a focus on
                                                                                      (MoU) with IATA to collaborate                aviation management. The
                                                                                      on the development of                         NTU will also lecture in IATA
                                                                                      human resources for the                       Training and Development
                                                                                      global aviation industry. The                 Institute courses, while senior
                                                                                      partnership was signed at the                 instructors from IATA will
                                                                                      university yesterday morning                  teach NTU programmes. The
                                                                                      by NTU President, Dr Su                       MoU marks the first time that
                                                                                      Guaning, and IATA Director-                   IATA has entered into such
                                                                                      General and CEO, Giovanni                     an agreement with an Asian
                                                                                      Bisignani. Under the terms                    university. Click here for full
                                                                                      of the MoU, NTU and IATA                      story.

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                                          Delhi Games preparations “under control” –
                                          organising committee

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                                          I n lightAthletes’concerns raised
                                            about the Commonwealth
                                          Games              Village
                                                                                             and we are confident that
                                                                                             when the teams arrive on the
                                                                                             evening of 23 September, the
                                          this week, the Delhi Games                         residential wing will be clean.”       Contact TDA today:
      “The industry recovery has          Organising Committee has issued                    Commonwealth Games Federation
    been stronger and faster than         a statement saying that an                         President Mike Fennell, as well        Gary Marshall - Managing Director & Editor
                                          intense effort is being made to                    as several competing teams, has
    anyone predicted. The US$8.9          get the facilities ready on time.                  voiced his concerns about the          Mark Elliott – Editor-in-Chief
       billion profit that we are          “We are aware of the concern                       Village. A Scottish official said       Paul Adams - Regional Director
    projecting will start to recoup       shown by some members,”                            the facilities were “unfit for
    the nearly US$50 billion lost         Organising Committee                               human habitation”, while New
                                          Secretary-General, Dr Lalit K                      Zealand even questioned whether
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      There are lingering doubts
     about how long this cyclical                                                                                         
                                          India’s largest agents’ association comes to
            upturn will last.”            Phuket
                                                                                                                                    Other TD Media
      Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s               huket is expecting to enjoy a boom in business from India                            publications:
      Director General and CEO,
      is typically cautious about
                                          P    following the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) annual
                                          convention, which is being held on the Thai island from 24-27                             TDUK............................................
     the strength of the aviation         September 2010. More than 800 of India’s top travel agents are                            Lizzie Cernik – Editor
    recovery, despite more than           expected to attend the 59th Convention and Annual Conference,                             Guillaume Massey – Commercial Director
     tripling the industry’s profit        known as the Indian Travel Congress 2010, being held at the                      ...........................

           forecast for 2010.             island’s Laguna resort complex.
                                          The opening conference, to be held on 23 September at the Dusit                           TD India .......................................
                                                                                                                                    Mark Elliott - Editor-in-Chief
                                          Thani Laguna Phuket, will be addressed by TAAI President Rajji Rai,              ..............................
                                          Vice President Jagdeep Rikhy, and TAT Governor Suraphon Svetasreni.                       Paul Adams - Regional Director
                                          The opening ceremony will follow on 25 September 2010, with                      .............................

                                          business sessions starting the next day. Click here for full story.
                                                                                                                                    TD Middle East ............................
                                                                                                                                    Gemma Greenwood – Associate Publisher
                                                                                             Unease over Chinese                    Guillaume Massey – Commercial Director
                                                                                             city’s taxi camera plan       .......................

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                                                                                             A    city have received a cool
                                                                                             reaction over plans to install
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                                                                                                                                    Dalvin Sidhu – Commercial Director
                                                                                             cameras in licensed taxi cabs.
                                                                                             Many residents in Wuhu, Anhui          TDTV ............................................
                                                                                             province, are reported to have
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     Finnair launches more accurate                                                          complained over the plan,
   emissions calculator                                                                      which they feel infringes on
                                                                                             passengers’ privacy.
                                         Finnair yesterday                                   “It makes me uncomfortable,           New Siem Reap
                                         launched a new                                      I feel like I’m being watched         airport gets go-ahead
                                         emissions calculator -                              all the time,” the Shanghai
                                         the first such tool to be
                                         based on actual cargo,
                                         passenger and fuel
                                                                                             Daily reported one resident as
                                                                                             The Taxi Management
                                                                                                                                   T he state-run Council plans
                                                                                                                                      for the Development of
                                                                                                                                   Cambodia has approved
                                         consumption figures,                                 Department of Wuhu is                 to build a new US$1 billion
                                         rather than averages                                planning to fix cameras in all         international airport in Siem
                                         or assumptions. The                                 of the city’s 3,024 taxis by          Reap, the gateway city to
   calculations are certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers, and                                  mid-October. Audio recordings         the Angkor temple complex.
   will be updated quarterly on the basis of actual figures.                                  of each trip will also be made.       According to the Phnom Penh
   Consumed fuel will be allocated proportionately based on                                  The authority claims that the         Post, the project still needs to
   weight of both cargo and passengers for each flight, and the                               measure is necessary to protect       be confirmed by the country’s
   calculator presents the share attributable to passengers.                                 taxi drivers from potential           Prime Minister, Hun Sen,
   “We wanted to devise a calculator whose figures are                                        threats.                              but it seems likely that the
   indisputable, because transparency is one of the                                                                                development will now go ahead
                                                                                                                                   on a 500-hectare plot of land
   cornerstones of our corporate responsibility. The fact that                               Planet Hollywood                      60km from Siem Reap. While
   the calculations are based on actual emissions figures is                                  joins Wyndham
   a breakthrough in the airline industry,” said Finnair’s Vice                                                                    no specific details of the new
   President for Sustainable Development, Kati Ihamäki.
                                                                                             portfolio                             airport have been given, it
                                                                                                                                   will be able to cater for larger
   Finnair is aiming to reduce its emissions by 24% per seat
   from 2009 to 2017. Click here for full story.
                                                                                                  yndham Hotel Group
                                                                                             WPlanet Hollywood has
                                                                                                  completed an agreement
                                                                                                                                   aircraft than at present. Bun
                                                                                                                                   Tharith, the Deputy Governor
                                                                                                                                   of Siem Reap province told the
   Hilton Nagoya forms green                                                               International Inc to franchise        Post that the new hub would
   partnerships ahead of COP-10                                                              the Planet Hollywood Hotels           allow direct links to a greater
                                                                                             brand and provide it with             number of countries.
   Hilton Nagoya is preparing for the 10th Conference of the                                 international management              “About 30 foreign countries
   Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-10                                 services. The deal will see           proposed direct flights to Siem
   Convention), to be held in the Japanese city from 18-29                                   the redesign of all Planet            Reap,” Tharith was reported
   October, by announcing new environmental partnerships                                     Hollywood Hotels-branded              saying, adding that the
   and the hotel’s first green CSR initiative. On 22 September,                               websites, the development of a        capacity of the current airport
   hotel staff will take part in a one-day event called ‘Save                                content management strategy,          has limited this potential
   Satoyama=Support Biodiversity’, in an effort to maintain                                  the roll-out of a new rate            growth.
   the woodlands of Inuyama. The project is being conducted                                  management strategy, and the          The new airport will be
   in partnership with the Aichi government’s Department                                     development of the company’s          developed by NSIA Company,
   of Environment, and the Inuyama Institute for Satoyama                                    CRS. The addition of Planet           a joint venture between two
   Sciences. Click here for full story.                                                      Hollywood brings Wyndham              South Korean firms, Camco
                                                                                             Hotel Group’s brand offerings         Airport Company and Lees A&A
    France-KLM heads Sustainability
                                                                                             to 13.                                Company.

   Air France-KLM has been confirmed as a leading company
                                                                                             Jet Airways pens IT agreement with IBM
   for sustainable development in 2010, by remaining in the
   two Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes - DJSI World and
   DJSI Europe - for the sixth year running. Since it was set up
                                                                                                                                            J et Airways and IBM
                                                                                                                                                have announced the
                                                                                                                                            signing of a 10-year IT
   in 2004, the group has been named as the leader in the air
                                                                                                                                      services agreement,
   transport sector every year, and has been recognised, for                                                                          valued at US$62 million.
   the second time, as being the most responsible company in                                                                          The agreement will see
   the transport and leisure sector.                                                                                                  IBM provide technology
   “This recognition underscores the consistent and                                                                                   solutions in areas such as
   unwavering commitment by Air France-KLM to safeguarding                                                                            airport operations, direct
   the environment and this, we are certain, reflects the                                                                              distribution and frequent
   sentiments of those who choose to fly with us,” says Paul                                                                           flyer programmes. The
   Rombeek, General Manager of Air France-KLM - Singapore,                                                                            US technology giant will
   Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. Click here for full                                 also support Jet with IT infrastructure and application support
   story.                                                                                    services, including employee transition, data centre operations,
                                                                                             central helpdesk support, server and storage operations and
                                                                                             internet security services. Click here for full story.

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                                                                                                 Typhoon leaves 13                                                   Hawaiian Hospitality
                                                                                                 dead in southern                                                    acquires submarine
                                                                                                 China                                                               company

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                                                                                                              and landslides
                                                                                                 F looding by Typhoon Fanapi H awaiianhasSubmersiblethe
                                                                                                 killed at least 13 people in

                                                                                                                              acquisition of

 Editor-in-Chief: Mark Elliott,                   Managing Director & Editor: Gary Marshall      southern China’s Guangdong                                          Technical Services LLC,
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                                                                                                 reported local authorities as                                       to provide underwater island
                                                                                                 saying. Torrential rains engulfed                                   tours. The newly-acquired
                                                                                                 the province on Tuesday, as                                         subsidiary offer one to four
Qantas commences                                 Air France pens                                 the typhoon continued its path                                      person submersible vehicles for
daily South Africa                               codeshare deal with                             of devastation. A further 34                                        diving, fishing and sightseeing
services                                         Aeroflot                                         people remain missing, the                                          excursions. Click here for full
                                                                                                 report added.                                                       story.
Q antasSouth Africa, as
    commenced daily
flights to
                                                 A ir France and Aeroflot
                                                     have launched a codeshare
                                                 agreement for flights from                       HK’s aqua restaurant serves up US$1,600 menu
it introduced its seventh                        both Paris Charles de Gaulle
weekly service between                           and Moscow Sheremetyevo
Sydney and Johannesburg.
The new Tuesday service
                                                 airports. From this week, French
                                                 national carrier will put its
                                                                                                                                                                                          a qua,of the at
                                                                                                                                                                                          the top       One
will be operated by a four-                      ‘AF’ code on Aeroflot-operated                                                                    Peking tower in Hong
class Boeing 747-400, adding                     flights to six destinations                                                                       Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui
an additional 350 seats per                      in Russia; Khabarovsk,                                                                           district, has unveiled
week to the route. The daily                     Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk,                                                                        a new eight-course
schedule will complement                         Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg and                                                                       menu for October
Qantas’ daily codeshare                          Nizhnevartovsk. The Russian                                                                      and November,
services between Perth and                       carrier in turn, will place its                                                                  featuring some of
                                                                                                   Navelli saffron risotto with Vialone Nano rice
Johannesburg with South                          ‘SU’ code on Air France’s flights                  layered with 24 carat gold                     the world’s most
African Airways, which                           to Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg                                                                   prized delicacies.
will also codeshare on the                       and Toulouse. Sales started                     There is only one small problem however; the price tag – a mere
Australian carrier’s daily                       on Monday, for flights as of 24                  HK12,000 (US$1,600). But for this diners will experience a pretty
Sydney-Johannesburg services.                    October 2010. Click here for full               special dining experience, including Adriatic lobster with Cristal
Click here for full story.                       story.                                          Champagne foam, sashimi-grade Hokkaido scallops with Persian
                                                                                                 caviar, saffron risotto served with 24-carat gold, and white
                                                                                                 truffles on Amadei chocolate. All dishes are paired with fine
ANA pens codeshare deal with TAM                                                                 Italian wines.

                                                  A ll Nippon Airways (ANA)
                                                       has announced the signing
                                                  of a codeshare deal with
                                                                                                                Vital statistics: aqua’s eight-course
                                    Brazil’s TAM Airlines. From                                                   ‘Taste of Italian Luxury’ menu
                                    15 October, the Star Alliance                                           ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    partners will codeshare on                                        Scampi tartare, with Adriatic lobster, marinated in a ‘grand cru’ extra virgin
                                    routes out of Tokyo Narita and                                                 olive oil, Laudemio, with Cristal Champagne foam.
                                    Sao Paulo airports. TAM will                                                                 -----------------  -----------------
                                    place its ‘JJ’ flight code on
                                                                                                      Red prawn from Mazzara del Vallo, wrapped in the finest Iberico ham with a
ANA flights between Narita and London Heathrow, while ANA will
                                                                                                                       coulis of the delicate Risina di Spello bean.
place its ‘NH’ flight code on TAM’s flights between Heathrow and
Sao Paulo. Click here for full story.
                                                                                                                                 -----------------  -----------------
                                                                                                       Sashimi grade scallop from Hokkaido on creamed celeriac topped with the
                                                                                                                              highest quality of Persian caviar.
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                                                                                                            Fondue of Fontina DOP, an ancient cheese from Valle d’Aosta.
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                                                                                                        Navelli saffron risotto with Vialone Nano rice layered with 24 carat gold.
                                                                                                                                 -----------------  -----------------
                                                                                                         Homemade ravioli stuffed with pumpkin in a delicate 24-month aged
                                                                                                                                     Parmesan butter sauce.
                                                                                                                                 -----------------  -----------------
                                                                                                         Kobe tenderloin topped with pan-seared goose liver on sautéed porcini
                                                                                                                                 -----------------  -----------------
                                                                                                           White truffle on Amadei chocolate, with caramel and roasted pear.

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Rhombus offers iPads and iPhones at HK hotels                                                    P&O Cruises selects first NZ ‘godmother’
                           soon be available at
T he iPad and iPhone willHong Kong. Hotel offerRhombus
   International hotels in
Rhombus and Hotel LKF by Rhombus plan to
                                            Panorama by
                                                                                                                                         T riple OlympicBarbaraCruises’ first

                                                                                                                                         MBE, will become P&O

use of an iPad for Club Floor guests. The iPads will also be used                                                                 New Zealand ‘godmother’ when
to ease the check-in process. Hotel Bonaparte by Rhombus is also                                                                  she officially names the Pacific
offering complimentary use of an iPhone for corporate guests.                                                                     Pearl cruise liner at a ceremony in
                                                                                                                                  Auckland on 21 December. Pacific
                                                                                                              Barbara Kendall MBE
                                                                                                                                  Pearl is the first superliner to be
Air Mekong bring                                 Seoul Gourmet                                   based out of Auckland and will depart for its maiden voyage to
forward maiden flight                             returns this month                              the South Pacific on 22 December.
                                                                                                 “It’s a real honour to be asked to be godmother of Pacific Pearl,”
             Vietnamese private
T he new Air Mekong, is its S outh Korea will showcase
planning to bring forward
                                   its culinary culture this
                                month with the return of the
                                                                                                 Ms Kendall said. “My ties to the sea are very strong and have been
                                                                                                 throughout my life, both for competition and relaxation, and the
                                                                                                 godmother role fits in perfectly with all that I love.” Click here
maiden flight to 10 October                       Seoul Gourmet event. The five-                   for full story.
2010. According to local media                   day festival, running from 26-
reports, the airline’s crew of                   30 September, will see world-
more than 40 foreign pilots                      renowned chefs arriving in the                  Turkish Airlines to sponsor Thai tennis tournament
has arrived in Vietnam and the                   Korean capital to showcase
Civil Aviation Administration of                 a variety of national and
Vietnam (CAAV) has granted the                   international cuisine through a
carrier rights to launch domestic                series of programmes, including
services. The airline plans to                   workshops in food preparation,
operate 30 daily flights from                     educational market tours and
Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and                      a gala dinner. The annual
Hanoi to Danang, Nha Trang,                      event is organised by the Seoul
Phu Quoc, and Dalat as well as                   Tourism Organization. For
from HCMC to Con Dao, Buon Ma                    more information visit www.
Thuot, Haiphong and Vinh.              

                                                 Abu Dhabi opens
                                                 tourism office in
                                                                                                  Pictured: Suwat Liptapanlop, President of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand
                                                                                                  and Executive Committee Chairman of the PTT Thailand Open, with Adnan Aykac,
                                                      bu Dhabi Tourism
                                                 A    Authority (ADTA) will
                                                 open its first office in the
                                                                                                  Director for Thailand & Cambodia, Turkish Airlines.

                                                 Russia next month. The new
                                                 office in central Moscow
                                                                                                                                                   to become
                                                                                                 T urkish Airlines yesterday signed an agreementOctobertennis
                                                                                                     a platinum sponsor of this year’s PTT Thailand Open
                                                                                                 tournament, being held from 25 September to 3            at
                                                 is aimed at targeting the                       Bangkok’s IMPACT Arena. The event will feature world stars
                                                 growing Russian visitor                         including Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin Del Potro, Fernando Gonzalez
                                                 market, and complements                         and Ernests Gulbis. The latest sporting tie-up follows Turkish
                                                 Etihad’s direct daily Moscow-                   Airlines’ sponsorship of both the Barcelona and Manchester United
  Click Here!                                    Abu Dhabi services. ADTA is
                                                 also planning a series of fam
                                                                                                 football teams, and the Euroleague basketball competition. Click
                                                                                                 here for full story.
  to watch today’s TDTV                          trips for the Russian travel
                                                 trade and media, publishing
                                                 Russian-language versions for                   TAT Governor speaks at SKAL Bangkok
                                                 all its marketing materials,
                                                 and recruiting and training
                                                 Russian-speaking tour
                                                 guides. Click here for full
                                                                                                                                                             S KAL International
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                                                 story.                                                                                                   addressed by Tourism
                                                                                                                                                          Authority of Thailand
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                                  Read TDA with                                                   Pictured (from left): Elleni Chambiras, Club Treasurer;
                                                                                                                                                          Suraphon Svetasreni
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                                                                                                                                                 Anantara to host
                                                                                                                                                 Northern Thailand
                                                                                                                                                 photo exhibition                                                                                  BRIEFS
                                                                         ONE CLICK TRAVEL NEWS                                                                                                                                 Shanghai becomes
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112 Robinson Road, Singapore Ph: +65 6323 8520                                                                      Wed 22nd Sep 10                                                                                            Shanghai has overtaken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Singapore as the world’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               busiest container port. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the first eight months of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               the year, the Chinese city’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               container turnover surged to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               19.06 million TEUs (twenty-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               foot equivalent units), while
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Singapore’s recorded 19.01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               million TEUs. Shanghai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               achieved a record 2.64 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               TEUs in August. Source:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Shanghai Daily.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bali targets US$1.74bn
                  Australia,                 New Zealand,                      USA,                                                                                                                                            Officials in Bali have targeted
                                                                                                                                                      nantara Golden Triangle
       South America,                      Europe,                  South Africa,                   Japan,                                       A    Resort & Spa, in Thailand’s
                                                                                                                                                 northernmost province of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               total of IDR15.78 trillion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (US$1.74 billion) worth of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               investment in 2011. The
                  India,               Russia                  UAE &                                                                             Chiang Rai, is playing host to a                                              majority of this investment
                                                                                                                                                 new photo exhibition, ‘Colors                                                 is expected to come from
                                                                                                                                                 of the North: Portraits of the                                                commercial businesses,
    Travel Daily Media Group was established in 2005 and today has                                                                               Golden Triangle’, by American                                                 hotels, restaurants,
    become one of the world’s leading digital online media publishers                                                                            researcher and musician,
    providing news to the travel trade in four global regions. The business                                                                                                                                                    banking, communications
                                                                                                                                                 Victoria Vorreiter. The                                                       and the service sector. 83%
    publishes Travel Daily Asia, Travel Daily India, Travel Daily Singapore,
    Travel Daily Middle East, Travel Daily UK, and produces
                                                                                                                                                 exhibition, which runs from                                                   is expected to come from
                                                                                                                                                 22 October 2010 to 22 January                                                 the private sector. Source:
    We are searching for an established media representation company                                                                             2011, highlights the traditional                                    
    ideally from within the travel & hospitality sector, or an individual whom                                                                   cultures of the region, which
    wants to branch out into media sales. This role as our media rep for your                                                                    is home to more than 130 hill
    country or region requires a highly motivated and dynamic individual(s)                                                                      tribes and subgroups. Click
    who would be responsible for advertising sales and promotions for our                                                                        here for full story.

    Ideally, you will have had a minimum 12 months experience in the media                                                                       Keen launches new brand identity for Pop!
    within the travel & hospitality sector, with a proven track record at
    lead sourcing, cold calling, client presentations. You must be able to
    demonstrate the over achievement of sales targets, company goals and                                                                                                                                                                 K een, thehas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             brand strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                            unveiled a new hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                            brand for Tauzia Hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                            Management, Pop!
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hotels. The new low-
                                                                                                                                                                                            cost accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                            brand will be launched
                                                                                                                                                                                            throughout Indonesia
                                                                                                                                                                                            and will cater to the
                                                 gary@traveldailymedia.                                                                                                                     young, budget-conscious
    com, or call Gary Marshall, Managing Director, on +44 755 316 3022                                                                                                                      travellers. The colourful
                                                                                                                                                                                            brand is built around
                                                                                                                                                                                            the theme of clear
                                                                                                                                                 identification, with the name and concept designed to rise above;;;                                                                                 language barriers. The first Pop! Hotel is set to open in Bali in;,                                                                                    September, to be followed by seven additional developments in
                                                                                                                                                 Bali, Jakarta, Manado, Yogyakarta and Surabaya. Click here for
                                                                                                                                                 full story.

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Sales Manager, Business Travel                                                                               HR Manager – Malaysia (Hotel)
                • This position is responsible for the identification of business opportunities to

                                                                                                              THE POSITION
                                                                                                                              • This is a hands-on generalist role which requires the successful
                  achieve profitable new business for a broad range of products and services,                                   candidate to manage and oversee the hotel’s HR functions, which encompass
                  targeting companies for Large Market segment, those corporations spending                                     recruitment & employment, C&B, HR policies & procedures, training, employee
                  more than $2 million per year on travel services.                                                             relations & communications and industrial relations.
                • Working in the Strategic Large Market involves using a broad network of contacts,                           • Outstanding performance will receive fast progression to directorship
                  stretching across the industry and marketplace to identify opportunities. Effectiveness
                  in this segment is driven around a robust sales discipline, managing complex solution

                                                                                                                                                              THE CANDIDATE
                  based RFP’s, developing a pipeline of accounts to strategically plan future opportunity
                                                                                                                 • Degree in HRM or equivalent with at least 10 years relevant working experience
                  and understand customer’s requirements.
                                                                                                                    • A generalist with the ability to handle full spectrum of HR responsibilities.
                • General knowledge of the marketplace is needed in order to understand the factors
                                                                                                             • A resourceful individual, strong process orientation with excellent interpersonal, people
                  and issues that impact our clients’ businesses, as well as knowledge of the business
                                                                                                                                              and communication skills
                  to business environment is required.
                                                                                                                                • Commercial awareness and general business skills
                • There is a long sales cycle with the manager working to provide a valueadded end-
                                                                                                                                    • Hospitality industry background is a must
                  to-end solution. Understanding of prospect requirements and how to apply the RFP
                  process for our benefit are necessary.
                                                                                                             Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:
                • Strong financial acumen and the ability to operate effectively in a procurement
                  environment, working with clients in procurement and strategic sourcing is critical
                  for success. Focus on building and sustaining strategic long term relationships with       Proposal Writing Development, Asia Pacific
                  our clients’ senior management teams across a variety of industries is vital.               THE POSITION    Compose responses to Requests for Proposal (RFPs), Request for Quotations (RFQs),
                                               THE CANDIDATE                                                                  presentations, case studies and any other request for written information on
                • Proven track record in sales negotiations and closing skills with national, global                          behalf of the company’s sales team. This role will require an individual who has the
                                     and multi-national corporations is required                                              proven ability to write creative commercial prose based on analytical and factual
                               • Outstanding presentation and communication skills                                            information, ideally gained within a TMC environment or a similarly demanding
                                   • A high level of business and market acumen                                               writing atmosphere and/or with knowledge of the Asia Pacific region.
                         • Knowledge of regional/national competitors value propositions                                                                      THE CANDIDATE
                                   • Experience managing complex tender cycles
                                                                                                                    • Degree in journalism, English language, marketing or business preferred
                 • Is comfortable liaising with a spectrum of Stakeholders including “Clevel’:CFO,
                                                                                                                                               • Excellent writing skills
                                Procurement Mgrs, to Internal Operations employees
                                                                                                                                 • Proof reading with excellent command in English
                                            • Is driven to achieve targets
                                                                                                             • Strong ability to listen and translate sales strategies into a compelling written message
                    • Has strong understanding of contracts, financial analysis and terminology
                                                                                                                                      • Experience with RFP software preferred
                  • Ability to manage in a matrix structure the implementation and hand over to
                                                                                                                                       • Knowledge of CRM software preferred
                                      internal relationship management teams
Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:     Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:

Revenue Manager (multiple locations)                                                                         eBusiness Executive, Asia
                • Work with Director of Sales & Marketing, the incumbent will be responsible for                              • Maintain and update Asia web content
                                                                                                              THE POSITION

                  controlling room rate and availability to maximize occupancy and revenue.                                   • Liaise with vendor (Singapore) and Asian offices (Korea and China) on the creative

                • Maximize yield through executing optimal pricing strategy and supervising room                                for Asia banners
                  inventory and allotments.                                                                                   • Support Search Engine Marketing (SEM)/ Search Engine Optimization (SEO) activities
                • Oversee the maximization of revenues through the combined efforts of the                                    • Support online campaigns/ partnership activities
                                                                                                                              • Design offline communications and renew Generic Promotion Codes
                  Reservations, Rooms & MICE Sales and online distribution channels.
                • Responsible for the overall management of the Reservations Department and                                                                   THE CANDIDATE
                  Revenue management activities at the hotel.                                                                       • Competent in HTML/DreamWeaver, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Flash.
                • Prepare necessary data required for revenue budgets and assist management                                       • Diploma with minimum 1 year of working experience in similar capacity
                  team in preparing yearly budgets                                                                                        • Strong communication skills in English and Chinese
                                                                                                               Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:
                                               THE CANDIDATE
                            • Degree in Finance or Hospitality Management                                    Account Manager
                          • Min. 4 years relevant experience with luxury hotels
                                                                                                               THE POSITION

            • A track record in implementing all aspects of revenue management strategies,                                    •   Manage clients and service accounts
                             systems, people, processes and financial results                                                 •   Organize and manage MICE, group travels or special interest of ad hoc Groups
            • In-depth knowledge of revenue management best practices and expert in the                                       •   Carry out familiarization trips, site inspections, customer visits of confirmed events
             development, implementation & measurement of successful pricing strategies                                       •   Share market intelligence efforts and updates with the team
          • A passion for continuous improvement and a desire to work in an entrepreneurial,
                                  challenging and changing environment                                                                                        THE CANDIDATE
                       • Possess excellent presentation and communication skills                                                               • At least 3 to 5 years of related experience
                 • Proficient in English and knowledge of Chinese Mandarin/Cantonese                                              • Customer focus, with the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
                                                                                                                                         • Excellent negotiation and vendor management skills
Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:       Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:

Travel Executive                                                                                             Sales Manager
                • Responsible for providing exceptional travel and value added services, attend to                            • Responsible for the entire sales process from initial prospecting to successful
                  customers with the highest level of professionalism                                                           implementation

                                                                                                              THE POSITION

                • Assist customers in fulfilling their travel requirements and requests with suitable                         • Responsible for managing a portfolio of existing accounts including implementation
                  travel itineraries and associated travel information                                                          and up-selling of our products
                • Promote and cross sell exclusive offers and benefits                                                        • Identify and maximise opportunities within the Singapore market
                • Processing of travel documents, billing/claiming of commission/documentation                                • Establish and sign up new business
                  fees, quotation/issuance of Airline Privilege deals                                                         • Act in close co-operation with the company’s partner organizations such as banks,
                • Required to work on allocated 8-hour shifts between 8am & 12am, Mondays to Sundays                            airlines and travel agencies
                                               THE CANDIDATE                                                                                                  THE CANDIDATE
                     • Travel Industry experience, minimum 3-5 years                                                                         • Minimum bachelor degree qualification
               with excellent knowledge of fares, ticketing and reservations
                                                                                                                        • Min. 4 years relevant professional experience, ideally within the corporate travel,
                • Achieve all quality, productivity and revenue goals and
                                                                                                                                                   credit card or airline industry
                     targets whilst supporting customer service levels
 • Excellent destination information with a passion for leisure travel product knowledge.                                      • Advanced interpersonal skills and the ability to build key internal
  Knowledge of up-market hotels and tour suppliers within the premium brand segment                                                                  and external relationships
    • Excellent customer experience mindset with strong customer service, sales and                                             • A background of achieving sales results and revenue expansion
           interpersonal skills and a passion to exceed customer expectations                                                             and the ability to identify and develop new and
                  • An ability to demonstrate strong empowerment and                                                          creative channels for revenue generation and obtaining new business
         decision making skills with excellent verbal and written communication                                          • A high level of commercial and business acumen, with strong negotiation skill

 Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:    Interested applicants are invited to e-mail their updated resume in Word format to:

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