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                A study from reveals                          Bali Hotel Association's Green                                    Ethiopian Airlines receives new
                that travellers are warming to                           Team battles plastic, Amari to                                    B777, Sun International appoints
                the idea of holidaying in Japan...                       test green water systems, and                                     Australia rep, and more... READ
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                                            Starwood to expand spa
                                            brands in Asia
                                            Sheraton and Westin both planning to roll-out
                                            more wellness centres in the region...

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       +662 634 2201-5                      plans to expand its portfolio of           The expansion marks the latest
                                            hotel spas at Sheraton and Westin       step in a major wellness trend in the                     properties across Asia and the          hospitality industry in Asia. Earlier
                                            Middle East. Sheraton will increase     this year Hilton launched its eforea
                                            its spa portfolio by nearly 50% with    spa brand in Asia, while in February                      Serenity Hua Hin
                                            10 openings this year, while Westin     Marriott launched its Saray Spa
                                            will add six spas in 2011, increasing   brand in the Middle East. Click here        
                                            the Heavenly Spa portfolio by           for full story.
                                            almost 20%.
 AirAsia rejects                                Shine Spa for Sheraton will make
                                                                                    Malaysia to welcome Emirates A380
 relocation rumours                         its debut at the Sheraton Yantai
                                            Golden Beach Resort, Sheraton

                        A     irAsia has
                        reports that it
                                            Guangzhou Hotel, Sheraton
                                            Beijing Dongcheng Hotel, Sheraton
                                            Qinqyuan Resort and five other
                        is relocating       properties across Asia. Additionally,
                        its corporate       the wellness brand will open this
                        headquarters        year at the Sheraton Baku Airport
                        from Kuala          Hotel in Azerbaijan. Heavenly Spa
                        Lumpur to the       by Westin meanwhile, will open at
                        Indonesian          The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort
 capital, Jakarta. Dr Tony Fernandes,       & Spa and four hotels across
 Group CEO of AirAsia, claims he            China including The Westin Wuhan
 was misquoted at the launch of             Wuchang.
 AirAsia Japan in Tokyo last week               “We continue to bring our hotel
 and that there are no such plans to        brands to life through specially
 shift the corporate HQ to Jakarta.         designed and curated brand

 The budget airline does intend             experiences,” said Jeremy McCarthy,          mirates will add Kuala Lumpur to its Airbus A380 network later this
 to open an office in Jakarta, but            Director of Global Spa Development           year. From 1 December 2011 the Dubai-based carrier will launch the
 Fernandes insisted it will only be a       & Operations for Starwood. “The         first scheduled A380 service to Malaysia by any airline, with flight EK346
 regional office.                             Heavenly Spa by Westin and Shine        departing Dubai at 0405 and arriving in KL at 1455 on the same day. The
    “Nothing changes. AirAsia’s head        Spa for Sheraton concepts are           return leg, EK347 will depart KL at 1930 arriving back in Dubai at 2230.
 office is in Malaysia and our listing is     extensions of the individual brand         KL will become Emirates’ 14th A380 destination, and its sixth in East
 on Bursa Malaysia,” Fernandes told         philosophies and the success of our     Asia, following Bangkok, Beijing, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
 Malaysia’s Star newspaper. Click           signature, branded spa experiences      Emirates’ superjumbo aircraft is configured with 489 seats in three classes.
 here for full story.                       is driving demand for continued         Click here for full story.

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                                           Tourists warming to Japan
                                           New survey reveals that travellers
                                           are wanting to return to the country...

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                                                                                                                                                 Hong Kong sees
                                              Most people surveyed wanted to visit Tokyo
                                                                                                                                                 record arrivals in
                                           T     ravellers worldwide are once
                                                 again considering visiting
                                           Japan, following the devastating 11
                                                                                              the next year. Flight and hotel
                                                                                              costs were a major incentive, with
                                                                                              almost 70% saying they would
                                           March disasters and subsequent                     visit Japan now if the price was
                                           nuclear fears that have caused                     right. The country’s food, culture
                                           tourist arrivals to plummet. New                   and sightseeing were also cited as
                                           figures from a survey                    important motivations.
                                           showed more than 60% of global                          “It is great to see the intention
                                           respondents are now open to                        to travel to Japan remains, despite
                                           visiting the country.                              the recent natural disasters, and
                                              Japan ranked in the top three                   that it has been named a favourite
                                           favourite global destinations for                  destination,” said Johan Svanstrom,
                                           more than half of respondents
                                           worldwide, with the majority
                                           preferring a visit to the capital,
                                                                                              Vice President & Managing Director
                                                                                              of Asia Pacific. “Much of
                                                                                              Japan remains open for business and
                                                                                                                                                 V     isitor arrivals to Hong Kong
                                                                                                                                                       increased 14.7% in the first six
                                                                                                                                                 months of 2011, to 19.3 million. The
                                           Tokyo. Eighty-six percent of                       it is vital that the global travel industry        figure marked the highest half-yearly
                                           respondents also said they would                   supports its operators and hotels.”                arrivals total ever recorded by the
                                           consider a trip to Japan within                         Hideki Yokoyama, a Senior                     city. Mainland China remained the
                                                                                              Director at the Tourism Division                   leading source market for Hong
                                                                                              of Tokyo’s Bureau of Industrial &                  Kong, with arrivals increasing 21.1%
 Tiger purchases six new aircraft                                                             Labour Affairs, added that he was                   to 12.7 million, or 65.7% of the total.

                                                     T    iger Airways is pressing            “very encouraged” by the findings. “I               Arrivals from short-haul markets
                                                          ahead with its expansion            would like everyone to see that the                meanwhile, exceeded 3.9 million
                                                    plans in Singapore. The low-              whole of Japan is working together                 - 4.0% more than the same period
                                                    cost carrier has announced a              for a rapid recovery. Please feel free             last year. Visitation from Japan
                                                    purchase plan for six Airbus              to visit Japan now or in the near                  however, declined 6.9% to slightly
                                                    A320s by March next year.                 future”, he said.                                  below 600,000.
                                                    Delivery of the new aircraft                   Visitor arrivals to Japan slumped                 Overall arrivals from long-haul
                                                    will take Tiger’s fleet size to            62.5% year-on-year in April to                     increased 3.0% to more than 2.3
                                                    20, and will enable the airline           295,800. This eased in May to an                   million in the first six months, with
 to add two new routes and boost the frequency of several others.                             annualised drop of around 50%.                     growth led by the Americas (+6.0%).
     Four weekly flights to Cebu will be launched from 6 September, rising to                  Click here for full story.                         Click here for full story.
 daily from October, while services to Bengaluru will be reintroduced from
 31 October. From 11 August services to Hat Yai, Thailand, and Kuching,
 Malaysia, will rise from daily to 10 per week. The same rate of increase
 will be applied to Taipei from 11 September, and also from this date flights
 from Tiruchirapalli, southern India, will rise from daily to 11 per week. The
 key Singapore-Bangkok route will rise from 28 to 31 weekly flights from
 11 September and then to 35 per week from 11 November. Also from
 November, services to Guangzhou will rise from daily to 10 per week. Click
 here for full story.

 Asia results boost Las Vegas Sands
 L    as Vegas Sands returned to profit in the second quarter of 2011,
      reporting net income of US$367.6 million, compared to a loss of US$4.7
 million in the same period a year earlier. The company’s revenue jumped
 47.8% to US$2.35 billion. Most of that revenue came in Macau, where the
 company generated in US$1.21 billion, while the company’s revenue in
 Singapore totalled US$737.6 million. Las Vegas account for just US$332.5
 million of the company’s revenue.

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 Rydges opens at Darwin airport                                                          MasterCard launches new travel
                                                                                         data website
                                                                R     ydges Hotels

                                                                      & Resorts                                                         asterCard Worldwide has
                                                                has become the                                                          launched MasterCardCities.
                                                                new operator of                                                  com, a new website that reveals how
                                                                the Darwin Airport                                               connected the world's main destination
                                                                Resort and Darwin                                                cities are, based on international air
                                                                Airport Hotel. The                                               travel and cross-border spending
                                                                new management                                                   trends. The site features an interactive
                                                                deal marks the                                                   world map of international air travel
                                                                Rydges’ entry                                                    between 132 cities across the world,
            The Rydges Darwin Airport Resort features 181 rooms into the Northern        which were part of the recently-released MasterCard Worldwide Index of
                                                                Territory.               Global Destination Cities.
    The 181-room Rydges Darwin Airport Resort is a four-star property                       The global map on sorts the Index data by top
 featuring a range of rooms, suites and free-standing bungalows. It                      origin cities of visitors or by the most popular outbound destinations from
 also includes a restaurant and bar, large lagoon-style pool, pool bar,                  each city. It also gives breakdowns of how much travellers are spending in
 conferencing facilities and a gymnasium. The 136-room Rydges Darwin                     each city, total number of inbound and outbound visitors and the overall
 Airport Hotel meanwhile, includes business and family suites, apartments                percentage of business travellers.
 and dormitory-style rooms. Amenities include a restaurant, poolside bar,                   The study was led by Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Global Economic Advisor
 meeting rooms, and a business centre. Click here for full story.                        to MasterCard Worldwide. Click here for full story.

                                                                                         Travix manages an extensive portfolio of travel-focused websites operating
     Thanks to Travix strong growth,                                                     under the brand names BudgetAir, CheapTickets, Flugladen, Vayama and
                                                                                         Vliegwinkel. Each site provides shop and book capabilities for flights worldwide
     the company is looking for a                                                        on scheduled and low cost airlines. In addition, the sites offers attractive hotels,
                                                                                         car, rail and holiday package deals. Travix makes planning and booking travel

     Brand manager based in                                                              easy and affordable for all travellers.
                                                                                         Travix operates five brands in 15 countries; employs 375 professionals and

     Bangkok.                                                                            has sales in excess of US $1Billion. Travix is part of BCD Holdings N.V. and
                                                                                         headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

     Goals / Description                                                                 Requirements
     • Travix intends to take its organization to the forefront of the online flight     • BA/BS required, MS/MBA preferred
       ticket providers in Thailand and is looking for a brand manager who can           • Strong experience in brand management, product marketing, strategic
       identify with our aspirations and has the drive to play an important role           planning with an emphasis in travel or online products
       together with the companies senior management team;                               • Extensive marketing and advertising experience in either conducting on
     • The brand manager will position the Travix brands in the market as the best         and offline marketing campaigns or managing external marketing resources
       online website for Air . He/She will lead the companies marketing efforts ,       • Understanding of Internet technologies and terminology
       from advertising to pr & communication,                                           • Ability to take on multiple responsibilities / roles
     • The brand manager will create the future of the brand and be responsible          • Creative, out-of-the box thinker
       for short and long-term development;                                              • “Web 2.0” mindset
                                                                                         • Experience in a similar position;
     Responsibilities                                                                    • Commercially oriented and able to negotiate;
                                                                                         • Strong communicative and organizational skills;
     •    Overall responsibility for an online property/brand operated by Travix.
                                                                                         • Highly proficient in English oral and written communication;
     •    P/L responsibility for product, general financial oversight and budgeting
                                                                                         • Willing to travel to our head office in The Netherlands on a regular basis.
     •    Managing online and offline marketing campaigns
     •    SEO & SEM strategy
     •    Position the brand and determine the supporting messaging for other            Compensation
          marketing efforts                                                              Travix offers a challenging job in an informal but dynamic environment with
     •    Managing relationships with local media, airlines and other relevant           many opportunities to develop your potential.
          suppliers;                                                                     • Competitive salary
     •    Strategic product design / development, feature definition                     • Generous performance bonus plan
     •    Manage a small local team                                                      • Attractive vacation package’
     •    Interact with technical, operational and financial departments of the          • Travel benefits
          company                                                                        • Exciting and fast paced start-up environment

     To apply
         To apply for this position please email your resume by email to . For more information check our website

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                                          Tourism Malaysia                           End of Cirque at Tokyo Disneyland
                                          targets Europe
                                                                                     C    irque Du Soleil will cease performing at Tokyo Disney Resort’s theatre

                                                                                          at the end of the year, due to falling attendances. Kyodo News reported
                                                ourism Malaysia has conceived
     IN NUMBERS                                 a string of promotional activities
                                          to raise European tourist arrivals.
                                                                                     Oriental Land Co said it was looking at other acts to replace the Canadian
                                                                                     acrobatic troupe. The show has been staged more than 1,000 times since
                                                                                     opening in October 2008.
                                          The Malaysia tourism promotion

                       2                  board is partnering hotels and airline
                                          representatives across Europe, and

    Rydges has opened its first

     two hotels at Darwin airport
                                          will participate in a roadshow on the
                                              Syed Yahya Syed Othman, Director
                                          of Tourism Malaysia in Frankfurt, told
                                                                                         brought to you by
                                                                                        the Marriott Hotels
                                          Bernama that his office was launching                     in Dubai
                                          a three-month tactical campaign in
                   237                    conjunction with Singapore Airlines
                                          (SIA) in Switzerland. He added that

   Oakwood has added another
                                          a similar campaign will be run in              Bali’s Green Team tackles plastic
                                          conjunction with SIA and Malaysia                                           The Bali Hotels Association’s
                                          Airlines in Germany.                                                        (BHA) recently-formed ‘Green
         237 units to its China               Malaysia will also be a                                                 Team’ is targeting use of plastic
                                          ‘partner country’ to the CMT                                                bags and bottles at hotels on
                  inventory               Holiday Exhibition to be held in                                            the island. The group, which is
                                          Stuttgart next January. Also in the                                         made up of representatives from
                                          promotional pipeline is a Malaysia                                          BHA member hotels, is aiming to
       19,300,000                         travel mart and a press fam trip.
                                          Click here for full story.
                                                                                                                      monitor and measure the plastic
                                                                                                                      usage at each hotel and submit
     Arrivals to Hong Kong hit a                                                                                      metrics every month to the BHA.
                                          GE to modify                                   The ‘Say No To Disposable Plastic’ initiative aims to replace

                                                                                         disposable plastics with more environmentally-friendly
  record 19.3 million in H1 2011
                                                                                         alternatives such as bio-degradable plastics and glass.
                                          engines                                        Participating hotels are aiming to achieve a 20% reduction

     332,500,000                          G
                                                                                         in disposable plastics over the next 12 months, which would
                                                 eneral Electric (GE) has                equate to approximately 5,000kg of disposable plastics per
                                                 agreed to modify and retrofit            month.
                                          Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner engines to             It is estimated that Bali generates approximately 750,000kg
     The revenue, in US dollars,
                                          avoid further delays to the model’s            of plastic garbage per day - almost 50% more than Jakarta.
                                          commercial launch date. Bloomberg              Click here for full story.
     generated from Las Vegas             reported that GE is already working
                                          on a package of modifications to fix
   Sands’ Las Vegas operations            stem fuel vapour leaks from the GEnx           
                                                                                          Amari to test energy saving technologies
                                          engines. The engines are currently                                                       Amari Hotels and
                in Q2 2011                leaking 156g of fuel vapour which                                                        Resorts has signed a
                                          is a violation of US environmental                                                       deal with a Japanese
                                          standards. The modified engines will                                                      technology firm to
  1,210,000,000                           be retrofitted to aircraft by the end of
                                          2014, allowing Boeing to push ahead
                                                                                                                                   improve energy
                                                                                                                                   efficiency at one of
                                          with the project.                                                                        its Bangkok hotels.
    The revenue generated from                The Dreamliner is set to                                                             Chugoku Electric
                                          commence deliveries in September.                                                        Power announced
                                                                                                             Amari Watergate Hotel
      Las Vegas Sands’ Macau              According to Bloomberg, the first                                                         the agreement last
                                          wave of 787s will run on Rolls                 week, which will see the company conduct a two-year energy
        operations in Q2 2011             Royce engines while GE irons out               conservation project at the Amari Watergate Hotel. High-
                                          problems with its GEnx engines.                efficiency air conditioning and water heating equipment
                                                                                         system will be combined with Japanese energy conservation
 Hilton opens in Hangzhou                                                                technology in a scheme which aims to cut energy

                                                                                         consumption by 17%. Preparations are being made this year
                                                   ilton Hotels & Resorts has            ahead of the project launch in fiscal 2012. Click here for full
                                                   announced the opening of              story.
                                              a new property in Hangzhou,
                                              in eastern China’s Zhejiang
                                              province. The Hilton Hangzhou              
                                                                                          China opens white dolphin rescue centre
                                              Qiandao Lake Resort, set on                                                                  A rescue and breeding
                                                                                                                Xiamen is considered
                                              the shores of Qiandao Lake,                                             the home of the      base for endangered
                                              comprises seven towers, with 349                                  Chinese white dolphin      Chinese white dolphins
                 The 349-room Hilton Hangzhou
                          Qiandao Lake Resort rooms offering lake or mountain                                                               opened on Saturday
                                              views and private balconies.                                                                 in the southeastern
 The property also includes four F&B outlets including a restaurant serving                                                                coastal city of Xiamen.
 specialty Hangzhou and Ningo cuisine.                                                                                                     The base, which
     Hilton Hangzhou Qiando joins Hilton Sanya Resort as the second Hilton                                                                 will initially operate
 Resorts property in mainland China, and expands Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio                                                              for a trial period, is
 in the country to 18 operating hotels. Click here for full story.                                                                         the first of its kind in
                                                                                                                                           the country. Xinhua
 KLM’s ‘Tile & Inspire’ plane arrives                                                                                                      reported officials
 in Singapore
                                                                                                                                           as saying that the
                                                                                                                                           base will be able to
  The B777 features
  77 ,000 individual
                                    K    LM Royal Dutch Airlines has flown a
                                         specially-liveried aircraft to Singapore
                                   for the first time. The Boeing 777-200
                                                                                                                                           accommodate up to
                                                                                                                                           six white dolphins at a
                                                                                                                                           time for basic medical
                                   aircraft features a coat of 4,000 stickers,                                                             treatment, rehabilitation
                                   each in the form of a tile containing                                                                   and breeding
                                   messages from members of Facebook                                                                       assistance. Previously,
                                   users.                                                                                                  rescuers had to return
                                        The global ‘Tile & Inspire’ campaign                                                               injured white dolphins
                                   invited people, via Facebook, to create                                                                 back to the sea after
                                   a tile with an inspiring message for the              giving them simple medical treatment.
                                   aircraft. Around 4,000 winners were                   An estimated 2,000 endangered Chinese white dolphin are
 selected at random, and these tiles can now be seen on the B777, which                  thought to live in the seas around Xiamen and the Pearl River
 made its first flight to Singapore yesterday. From the 120,000 tiles created in           Delta in southern China.
 154 countries, including close to 400 entries from Singapore, 77,000 were
 submitted for a place on the aircraft. Click here for full story.

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                                                                                       Macau hotel blast
                                                                                       injures 13
                                                                                       A     t least 13 people were injured
                                                                                             in a suspected gas explosion at
                                                                                       a hotel in Macau yesterday morning.
                                                                                       The incident occurred at around                         QUOTE
                                                                                       7am Tuesday morning at the 483-
                                                                                       room Hotel Golden Dragon, close                      OF THE DAY
                                                                                       to Fisherman’s Wharf and Sands
                                                                                       Macau. The force of the blast is
                                                                                                                                              “Nothing changes.
                                                                                       reported to have smashed the glass
                                                                                       in the hotel’s main entrance. Xinhua
                                                                                                                                          AirAsia’s head office is in
                                                                                       reported police as saying that eight
                                           Philippines to                              of the injured have been sent to                   Malaysia and our listing
                                           improve disabled                            hospital.
                                                                                                                                           is on Bursa Malaysia.”
                                                                                       THAI aborts
                                           T    he Philippines has turned its
                                                attention to disabled tourists.
                                           The tourist authority announced
                                                                                       Phuket flight
                                                                                                                                          Dr Tony Fernandes rejects
                                                                                                                                           reports that his company
                                           recently that it will offer discounted
                                           transport fares, hotel rates and
                                           activity fees to develop the niche
                                                                                       T    hai Airways International
                                                                                            (THAI) flight TG201 was forced
                                                                                       to abort its landing at Phuket
                                                                                                                                          will move its corporate HQ

                                           market. The government has also             airport yesterday due to heavy                       to Jakarta. Source: The
                                           requested that tourism product              rain and poor visibility. The pilot
                                                                                       made the decision to return to
                                           and service providers extend
                                           20% discount rates enjoyed by               Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport
                                           handicapped Filipinos to disabled           until conditions at Phuket Airport
                                           international tourists. If the call is      improved. The flight, which was
                                           heard, visitors will be entitled to         scheduled to land in Phuket at 0900,
                                           reduced admission fees, travel              eventually arrived at the island at
                                           expenses and medical costs. Click           1235.
                                           here for full story.

                                           SWISS to fly new
                                           Business Class to
                                                                                         ‫ ٭‬EthiopianEthiopian Airlines hasnew B777 of its
                                                                                                     receives fifth
                                           S     WISS International Airlines
                                                 will add the new Business
                                           Class product to its Zurich-
                                                                                                                           taken delivery
                                                                                                             fifth new Boeing 777-200LR. ‘The Sahara’,
                                           Bangkok services from 1 August                                    as the new aircraft has been named,
                                           2011. The revamped cabin, which
                                           is arranged in either a 1-2-1 or
                                                                                                             arrived at the Addis Ababa Bole
                                           2-2-1 configuration, now features                                  International Airport on 22 July from
                                           adjustable air-cushioned seats                                    Seattle, with a stopover in Paris. The new
                                           that recline into two-metre fully-flat         B777’s interior offers electronic sleeper seats in ‘Cloud
                                           beds. Other new features include
                                           larger in-flight entertainment
                                                                                         Nine’ business class and reclining seats with more legroom
                                           screen, USB ports and iPod                    in Economy. It has also features an in-flight entertainment
                                           connectors.                                   system with more than 80 channels. Ethiopian is the first
                                                                                         airline in Africa to operate the new B777-200LR.
 Xi’an ready to                            Tropical storm
 launch metro                              slams Philippines                             ‫ ٭‬Sun International appoints Australia
 X     i’an, the home of China’s
       Terracotta Army, is preparing
 for the launch of its first metro rail
                                           N    ine people have died and
                                                thousands have been forced
                                           from their homes after a tropical
                                                                                                           The Unique Tourism Collection has been
                                                                                                           appointed as the Australian trade and PR
 services. The ancient city, which lies    storm slammed into the Philippines.                             representative for Sun International’s group
 in Shaanxi province, is scheduled to      Tropical storm Nock-ten triggered                               of African properties. Sun International
 open its first subway in late August       flooding and landslides when
 or early September, local authorities     it made landfall along eastern
                                                                                                           currently owns hotels, resorts and casinos
 were reported saying this week.           areas of Luzon Island yesterday.                                in Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Nigeria,
 The first subway line will be 26km         Speaking to the BBC, Governor                 Namibia, South Africa and Zambia. Unique Tourism
 long, and forms part of a major           Joey Salceda of Albay province,               Collection will promote the entire group, but with a special
 development plan which will see the       said three children have died in a
 city eventually launch six metro lines    landslide and two men were killed
                                                                                         focus on the ‘Route of the African Sun’ collection, which
 totaling 252km.                           by a falling tree.                            includes The Royal Livingston in Zambia, The Palace of the
                                                                                         Lost City in Sun City and The Table Bay in Cape Town.

 Safety is top priority for Indonesian
                                                                                         ‫ ٭‬New UK air link for Agadir
                                                                                                   The Moroccan resort destination of Agadir

 A      n aviation safety expert has       Training Centre facility in Tangerang,                         will benefit from a new scheduled air
        said that Indonesian airlines      President of the country’s Civil                               service to London Heathrow, when UK-
 must continue safety improvements         Aviation Organization (ICAO),                                  based bmi launches flights on the route
 made in the last few years in order       Roberto Kobeh Gonzales said
 to sustain rapid industry growth.         safety factors must be top priority
                                                                                                          later this year. Commencing on 29 October,
     Indonesia has one of the fastest      and need to be further improved.                               bmi will serve the Heathrow-Agadir route
 growing aviation markets in the              The industry is on the right track         twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays). The start of Agadir
 world behind China and India.             according to the visiting expert. After       services follows bmi’s launch of flights to Marrakech and
 If this growth potential is to be         a previous visit in 2007, Indonesia
 built on however, safety issues           rated 40% on the ICAO safety scale.
                                                                                         Casablanca earlier this year. Flights between Heathrow and
 among Indonesian airlines must be         This has improved significantly to             Marrakech will increase from three to five per week from 1
 addressed.                                80.4% today. Click here for full              October 2011.

                                                                                         ‫ ٭‬Etihad boosts Airways with Sudanthe fifth
     On a recent visit to Garuda’s         story.
 SIA boosts Singapore-Jakarta route                                                                 Etihad       has celebrated
                                                                                                          anniversary of its direct services between
                                                    S  ingapore Airlines (SIA)
                                                       will increase capacity
                                                  on the Singapore–Jakarta
                                                                                                          Abu Dhabi and Khartoum with the
                                                                                                          introduction of a fifth weekly flight to the
                                                  with the introduction of an                             Sudanese capital. The UAE national carrier
                                                  eighth daily service from 15                            currently operates a two-class Airbus
                                                  September. The extra daily
                                                  flight will be operated using a
                                                                                         A320-200 aircraft to Khartoum, with a capacity of 136
                                                  three-class, 288-seat Boeing           passengers – 16 in Pearl business and 120 in Coral
                                                  777-200 aircraft, departing            economy. The timing of the services also offers Sudanese
   SIA flies a Boeing 777-200 to Jakarta          Changi airport at 0645. The            passengers connections to several Asian destinations,
                                                  return flight leaves Jakarta at
 0825, arriving back into Singapore at 1100. With the additional daily flight,
                                                                                         including Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur
 SIA will operate a total of 77 weekly flights to Indonesia – 56 to Jakarta and           and Manila.
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                                       A 3-day interactive workshop, covering the hands-on application
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                                       This course is intended for Revenue Managers who have a
                                       good base knowledge of Revenue Management and are
                                       looking to improve their skills.

Learning Objectives
The course will be focused around educating Revenue Managers on the application of Revenue Management
techniques and skills. Based around a case study / sample hotel, Revenue Managers will be expected to learn
techniques during the course; apply them to their “simulated” hotel in order to understand the impact and
considerations, and then take away these newfound skills and knowledge to apply back at their own hotels after
completion of the course.

Upon completion of this course, the participants will:
     Have an advanced level of understanding of                Be better able to apply advanced RM techniques
     Revenue Management                                        Understand the impact that decisions can have on
     Be able to immediately incorporate learning’s back        performance of their hotel
     at their Hotels

Modules                                             Post-course Work
1.  Pre-Course Work
                                                    Participants will be guided on establishing an action plan for
2.  Understanding your market and position          implementation of learnings back to the Hotel.
3.  Pricing by segment                              They will be instructed on how to communicate their new skills
4.  Demand Forecast and Analysis                    and knowledge to their Management teams and implement at
5.  Group Pricing and Management                    least two learnings within 30 days.
6.  Pricing and Demand Management
7.  Tactical Pricing                                 Duration                3 Days
8.  Measuring Performance
                                                     Target Audience             General Managers
9.  From Room to Total Revenue – Managing
                                                                                 Revenue Managers
    360 degrees of your top line                                                 Yield Managers
10. Post-course Work                                                             Channel Managers
                                                                                 Reservations Managers

                                                                                 Rooms Division Managers
                                                                                 Sales Managers
                                                                                 Director of Sales
                                                                                 Director of Sales and Marketing (DOSM)
                                                                                 Corporate Revenue Managers
                                                                                 Regional Revenue Managers
                                                                                 Cluster Revenue Managers
                                                                                 Finance and Accounting Executives

                                                     Course Fee Per Person   S$ 1,200 nett

                                                     Target Start Dates      14-16 September 2011 (3 days)
                                                     Minimum Class Size      10 Participants
                                                     Venue                   Samsung Hub, 3 Church Street
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                                                   Shipboard Recruiter
                                                    • New opportunity to work with a reputable cruise liner
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                                                    • $66k + benefits, Singapore
                                                   Our client is a cruise liner that provides the most innovative cruise experiences. For more
                                                   than 40 years, our client has been providing vacationers incredible cruise experiences, constantly
                                                   pushing the limits of what is possible with its innovative ships, exciting destinations, countless
                                                   onboard activities, award-winning entertainment and delectable dining. The Shipboard
                                                   Recruiter reporting to Manager, Global Talent Acquisition will be responsible for the
                                                   recruitment and selection of shipboard employees.
                                                   Key Responsibilities will include:
                                                    • Previews, evaluates and selects appropriate talent directly and through various HiringPartners/Agencies to meet the
                                                       requirements of the departments and vessels¿ itineraries and guest demographics
                                                    • Establishes, develops and maintains relationships with a network of Hiring Partners and related sources that efficiently
                                                       source, screen and process new shipboard employees in accordance with company policy and procedure
                                                    • Travels to various locations or seeks out locally new sources of talent. Interviews applicants to determine the
                                                       individual’s adaptability to the shipboard environment. Selects appropriate applicants to meet specific functional
                                                       hiring and scheduling requirements of the specific department and Shipboard Hotel Human Resources
                                                    • Maintains a pool of approved applicants to proactively meet the needs of the specific departments and Hotel
                                                       Human Resources
                                                    • Meets with Workforce Scheduling and Fleet Operations Planning Managers at the beginning of each year
                                                       to discuss and confirm necessary recruitment trips. Meets quarterly for confirmation of needs or take
                                                       adjustments as needed
                                                   With you proven working knowledge of general shipboard functions on a cruise ship, and the general
                                                   concept of the shipboard organization, working knowledge of world geography with an emphasis
                                                   in Asian Market, time differences and cultures, working knowledge of applicable immigration
                                                   and visa requirements related to seafarers in various geographical areas and familiarity of
                                                   applicable flag state & port state regulations you could be the new Shipboard Recruiter.
                                                   MUST be able to travel up to 70% of the time.

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Senior Investment Analyst                                                                            Software Development Manager, Bangkok
• Challenging role                                                                                   • A rewarding career for high-flying technology achievers
• New opportunity to work with a top Global OTA                                                      • Excellent opportunity to join an Online Travel Agency
Our client is one of the largest and most established OTA and is currently expanding its             • Excellent remuneration for the selected talent
team in Thailand. The Senior Investment Analyst will report to the PPC Manager and will              Our client is an established global e-Commerce Web Portal and is currently looking
be part of the Marketing Department.                                                                 for a Software Development Manager in Bangkok to spearhead multiple development
Key Responsibilities will include:                                                                   projects for site enhancement.
• Detailed analysis of ROI and investment data from marketing partners                               Key Responsibilities will include:
• Management of key Marketing investment accounts, specifically Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.         • Minimum 7 years application development experience
• Reviewing project business cases and ROI models, driving a strong analytical                       • Minimum 5 years of .Net development experience
   understanding to achieve growth, proper transparent reporting and financial                       • Minimum 3 years leading/managing development teams
   decision making for online accounts                                                               • Experience developing Object-oriented solutions
• Research, analysis and problem solving – you'll get involved with data audits,                     • Solid MS SQL Server or similar development experience
   competitive research, keyword research, analysis of web analytics, etc                            Standard-based web services development including the following technologies: XML,
With at least 5 years of work experience in a analytical role, you should demonstrate                SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, WS-Security, SAML, XML Schemas, XPath. Knowledge of NUnit, NAnt,
proactive and solutions-oriented approach towards business problems and process                      and NDocs preferred but not required. Our client offers attractive commission and
improvements. previous experience in PPC will be an added advantage.                                 excellent fringe benefits including medical and insurance coverage.

              Apply in confidence to – Cindy Chua –                                   Apply in confidence to – Marcus Neo – (65) 6323 8526;

Local Service Support Engineers                                                                      IT Technical Center Manager, Bangkok
• New opportunity to work with leading Online Travel Company                                         • A rewarding career for high-flying IT Network Specialists
• Based in either Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Tokyo or Hong Kong                                          • Excellent opportunity to join an Online Travel Agency
                                                                                                     • Excellent remuneration for the selected talent
Our client is one of the leading and fastest growing international leisure travel group              Our client is an established global e-Commerce Web Portal and is currently looking for a
across the world.                                                                                    Technical Center Manager in Bangkok to spearhead their data center strategies.
Key Responsibilities will include:                                                                   Key Responsibilities will include:
• As part of the Global Service Delivery team, the Local Support Team assists all IT                 • Responsible for managing the Windows server platform deployed in our client’s
   related questions or matters                                                                         datacentres.
• Assist in solving end-user IT matters and if necessary it will take care of escalation of          • Manage Windows Systems, specifically in the area of Active Directory, Microsoft
   problems to the relevant other IT teams (Application Support, Infrastructure).                       Internet Information Server and SQL Server.
• The candidate will need to have experience in troubleshooting and able to                          • Manage the Windows Server team, dealing with 3rd party vendors and coordinating
   support end users.                                                                                   with remote support staff.
• Good communication skills and problem solving skills. Customer oriented and punctual.              • Maximize the team’s effectiveness to deliver on the company objectives while being
• Knowledge of both software and hardware. Comfortable going into “the inner                            responsible for daily team activity and acting as escalation point for staff.
   workings” by changing advanced settings or opening up a computer to replace                       • The candidate will need to be able to hit the ground running in a fast-moving,
   a component.                                                                                         technology-oriented and multi-cultural environment
Only local nationality need apply for each country. Bachelor degree in Computer                      Working with complex web hosting environments. Knowledge of IBM/HP/Juniper/
Science or equivalent experience; 2+ years of experience in a supportive role.                       Cisco/F5 hardware would beneficial. Knowledge of ITIL IT management principles & best
Experience with network troubleshooting a plus. Good command in English with                         practices. Our client offers attractive commission and excellent fringe benefits including
knowledge of a second language a plus.                                                               medical and insurance coverage.

   Apply in confidence to – Kerry Choong – (65) 6323 8530;                          Apply in confidence to – Marcus Neo – (65) 6323 8526;

Operations Manager
• New opportunity to work with a leading Online Travel Agent company
• Challenging Role
• Fast pace environment
Our client is established online company in Asia Pacific. They are looking for a dynamic Operations Manager based in Singapore. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the
daily operations of a multi-site Sales and Customer Care Centre and ensure that their key KPI’s are met.
Key Responsibilities will include:
• Sales: Manages the offline sales of the organization's products or services. This is a first-line management position. Manages the activities of sales personnel or manages the
  organization's relationship with independent representatives (non-employees), resellers, distributors, or agents. Responsible for attaining sales objectives for team.
• Servicing: Responsible for responding to complex customer inquiries regarding company products. Analyzes problems using diagnostic tools to identify problem area(s) and
  recommend corrective action. Recommends solutions to customer application questions. Track problems so that recurring problems can be reported to product development.
  Interfaces with other departments including associates and suppliers to resolve customer problems. Follows-up and escalates unresolved problems to ensure resolution is
  accomplished and tracks calls to identify trends and provide feedback to internal departments and to customers.
Minimum Bachelor Degree or equivalent. Masters Degree preferred. At least 8 years related experience. 5 years prior management experience. Experience in sales and vendor
management; experience in managing of Call Centre environment and required resources. Experience in managing a travel-related operations would be advantageous. Strong
organizational and leadership abilities.

                                                      Apply in confidence to – Thomas Lim – (65) 6323 8531;

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