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TDUK TD MIDDLE EAST TD INDIA SINGAPORE TRAVEL NEWS WWW.TRAVELDAILYASIA.COM Friday 7th Oct 2011 ▶ P2 ≪ CHENGDU EXPANDS ≪ SITA SUPPORTS KOREA ≪ TRAVEL OFFERS The capital of China's Sichuan T The aviation technology T The latest hotel deals in p province signs two new tourism c company has helped Thailand, including Hilton d deals, with AirAsia X and Chan a airlines meet Korea's data Pattaya and The Passage B Brothers... READ MORE r requirements... READ MORE Samui... READ MORE Imperial Queens Park Qantas hit by more strikes Australian airline forced to cancel 17 ﬂights as engineers and ground crew down tools... Q antas has been hit by further industrial action today, as its to take industrial action which is intentionally causing disruptions Koreans drive ground crew and engineers downed to our passengers and hurting the tourism growth in tools at airports across Australia. Friday’s strike sees Transport Qantas brand,” said Qantas Group Executive, Olivia Wirth. “This is a Philippines Worker’ Union members, including aircraft maintenance engineers, baggage handlers and other coordinated campaign by three unions, with the pilots’ union this week also starting new unauthorised A s visitor arrivals to the Philippines grow, Korea continues to prove the country’s transport employees, stop work in-ﬂight announcements over most valuable source market. for two hours between 4-6pm local the public address system on The Philippines recorded a total time. The airline’s engineers’ union international and some domestic of 2.6 million tourist arrivals from also continues a series of one-hour ﬂights.” January to August, an 11.7% jump rolling strikes today. There was one positive piece of versus the 2.33 million visitors Aussies ﬂock to The strikes have forced Qantas to cancel 17 ﬂights and delay a further news for Qantas this week however; the airline announced yesterday that welcomed during the same period in 2010. From that total 651,218 RWC games at a 29 by up to an hour today, aﬀecting it has reached a new agreement arrived from South Korea, which moment’s notice an estimated 5,700 passengers. For Qantas and the Australian travelling with its ﬂight attendants’ union. The deal includes a three percent pay contributes 23% of all tourist arrivals to the nation. In August alone, there public, the strikes have come at a rise every year for three years, and were 91,750 Koreans who travelled bad time; today is the last day of the an annual AU$500 (US$479) lump to the Philippines. country’s school holidays. sum payment over the same period. According to the Department of “These unions are continuing Click here for full story. Tourism, the US remains a major income source for the Philippine tourist industry, generating 16% AirAsia announces new route to Danang of arrivals. The Japanese are also A taking an interest with numbers up O irAsia is to launch nline travel agent ZUJI 5.41% in the ﬁrst eight months of the direct ﬂights to Australia has reported large year, even in spite of the earthquake Danang, Vietnam, from surges in travel to New Zealand in and tsunami. Other countries near 16 December 2011. The the days before Australian Rugby the top of arrivals rankings include budget carrier will operate World Cup (RWC) games. Australia, Singapore, Canada, Hong four ﬂights a week to the Trans-Tasman departures Kong, UK, Malaysia and Germany. central Vietnamese city increase by more than 50% on Arrivals from Hong Kong, from the LCC Terminal normal levels during the three-day however, dropped by 23% year on in Kuala Lumpur every period preceding each match. The year. Though it remains an important Monday, Wednesday, team performance has a bearing market, the government maintains a Friday and Sunday. The on supporters’ preparedness to “black” travel alert on the Philippines new service will be AirAsia’s third destination in Vietnam after Hanoi and Ho travel however, with bookings down after the hijacking incident in August Chi Minh City, and the carrier’s seventh destination within Indochina. after the Wallabies loss to Ireland. 2010. Click here for full story. The majority of these bookings are coming in at the last minute. Managing Director of ZUJI Australia, Hawaiian posts James Gaskell, said; “We think this strong operating may be because ﬂights and hotels aren’t nearly as expensive as many results people were predicting.” ZUJI’s results also showed a lot of support for the New Zealand, H awaiian Airlines continues its strong operating performance, posting a systemwide load factor of South Africa, England, Scotland, 84.2% in September. The airline has Ireland and Wales teams, with travel expanded capacity signiﬁcantly in in the three days prior to any of the last year, raising Available seat these games up by more than 30%. kilometres by 21.6%. Revenue seat People visiting New Zealand kilometres did not quite keep pace during the World Cup are also opting with capacity increase, up 19.4%. to stay longer. ZUJI is reporting a ﬁve Despite a minor 1.5 point year on year day increase in the average length drop in monthly load factor, the carrier of stay, rising from 9.8 days to 15.1 is looking good so far in 2011 with a days. Click here for full story. year to date load factor of 84.4%. Bangkok’s Hottest New Boutique Hotel. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and the #1 Tripadvisor hotel in Bangkok for business and pleasure. All Best Available Rate reservations made direct to hotel will enjoy free breakfast, internet, daily replenished mini bar and free drink at VUE Bar with daily live band from 17:30-19:30 hrs. 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Hot Spring New Island in Guizhou, soon surpass the local population of southern China, the 212-room hotel 570,000 people. Jiuzhaigou National Park is one of the many houses four restaurants featuring According to the Jeju Tourism attractions in Sichuan Province a Western and Cantonese cusine. Organization (JTO), 411,000 The MICE sector is expected to play Chinese visited the Island an important role in the life of the between 1 January and 2 October, hotel. Located 10km from Guiyang surpassing the 2010 ﬁgure of Longdongbao Airport, meeting and 406,164. Total foreign arrivals for this conference facilities include one period hit 737,713, up 23.5% year grand ballroom and seven meeting on year. ``We are positive that more rooms. than one million foreign visitors will Currently, Regal manages six come here by the end of this year,’’ hotels in Hong Kong and another JTO spokesman Lee Young-soo told seven on the Chinese mainland. the Korea Times. Together with the hotels under The surge in Chinese arrivals development in China including has been attributed to a visa-waiver Chengdu, Foshan, Kunshan, Suzhou, programme for Chinese nationals Wuhan and Zhengzhou, Regal has more than 8,000 rooms under its C and increased airline connectivity to hengdu authorities are rapidly AirAsia X will kick-oﬀ the partnership portfolio. Shanghai and other Chinese cities. expanding their international with a social media campaign called partnership network to raise the 'The AirAsia X Pandemonium', More airlines to destination’s proﬁle in the global travel market. City organisations oﬀering two winners an expenses paid trip for two to Chengdu. Flight Centre opens codeshare on Koh yesterday signed two agreements, In another development, the second store in Samui ﬂights which will see them work alongside major travel companies to increase Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group has reached Singapore B angkok Airways has lined up three more international destination awareness and drive tourist arrivals to Sichuan province in southwest China. an agreement with Singapore- based Chan Brothers Travel. The partners will strategically collaborate F light Centre is boosting its presence in Singapore with its second branded leisure travel shop. airline partners to codeshare on ﬂights to Koh Samui. Malaysia Chengdu Tourism has signed in promoting exchange and The ﬁrst shop opened a few months Airlines (MAS), Finnair and Japan a Memorandum of Understanding strengthening cooperation in the ago, marking the brands ﬁrst oﬃce in Airlines are all poised to join the with long-haul budget airline, AirAsia development of provincial tourism Asia, and now a second has opened Thai carrier’s partnership pool soon. X. This strategic partnership will through destination marketing. Under in Suntec City Mall. The stores are MAS and Finnair should sign up include numerous joint marketing the terms of the two-year MoU, the staﬀed by local and expatriate travel by the end of the year, while JAL eﬀorts and advertising campaigns, alliance will include joint product consultants who are native English will join later in 2012. Bangkok as well as the establishment of development, funding of cooperative speakers and ﬂuent in a second Airways President Puttipong a Chengdu Tourism Center in marketing to the Singapore market language. As well as holiday bookings, Prasarttongosoth told the Bangkok Malaysia where AirAsia X will be the through integrated media platforms, the new Flight Centre store also Post that he expects these deals only airline promoted. The initiative annual and bi-annual promotional provides leisure travel services such as to increase arrivals to the island will be funded by a CNY2 million campaigns and the amalgamation of insurance, destination information and destination. (US$315,000) marketing budget. their respective websites. visa and passport assistance. Tourism Malaysia brands buses in Singapore T ourism Malaysia has strengthened its 'Malaysia: A Million Experience to Share' UNESCO World Heritage sites in Penang and Melaka, as well as its unique Malaysian homestay and marketing campaign in Singapore. self-drive experiences. The association is building on the According to Malaysia's success generated by its transport Bernama news agency, the advertising initiative last year by buses will ply the routes covering branding 55 public buses in the Singapore's central business city-state. The bus advertisements district, Orchard shopping belt and The Most Trusted Name in feature the nation’s natural and residential areas around the island. Service Apartments Worldwide cultural attractions, such as Click here for full story. 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This boosted order management solutions The service is designed to help intentionally causing the outlook for lenders provider, SITA has launched airlines to conform to the diﬀering and exporters in Asia, a new service to help airlines meet demands of various governments. disruptions to our new data obligations required by the Dan Ebbinghaus, SITA Vice generating renewed Korean government. President of Government and passengers and optimism in the trading The company's interactive Security Solutions, said; "Despite markets. Source advance passenger processing the eﬀorts of the air transport hurting the Qantas (iAPP) service checks, formats industry to achieve standardisation Bloomberg and submits ﬂight data directly on data submission formats, brand.” US moves on to authorities in advance of ﬂight individual governments are departure. Already several carriers still coming up with diﬀerent Qantas Group South Korea from North Asia are using the interpretations of those formats FTA service and others from South along with diﬀerent connectivity Executive, Olivia US senators approved Asia and North America will be requirements and submission Wirth, comments on moves to advance the connected over the coming weeks. timings.” Click here for full story. coordinated industrial US-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Ramadan stiﬂes tourism to Jakarta action by worker which finally made progress yesterday R amadan took a heavy toll on tourism in Indonesia during August. Foreign tourist arrivals to especially from Middle East countries, reduced their visits to Jakarta,” he told Berita Jakarta press. unions in Australia. four years after Jakarta fell a staggering 28.1% The top 10 countries with most terms were agreed. Action was spurred month-on-month to 147,999 visits, comparing with July’s 205,861 visits to Jakarta during August 2011 were Japan (16,092), China Relais & Châteaux by expectations of arrivals. Head of Jakarta Central (15,537), Malaysia (12,868), launches Chinese increased exports Statistics Board (BPS) Agus Suherman attributed the monthly Singapore (10,822), South Korea (7,003), Australia (5,822), guide R and job creation in ﬂuctuation to the impact of Ramadan Netherland (5,786), United States elais & Châteaux has launched a weakening US on global travel patterns. “[The (5,710), India (4,531), and the its ﬁrst international guide economy. Source BBC decline] occurred because Muslims Philippine (4,413). Saudi Arabia in Chinese language. A total of around the world were fasting in usually feature in the list, but this 20,000 copies of the simpliﬁed August. That is why foreigners, month is an exception. Chinese guide will be printed and ade available through Relais & Taiwan to focused on Chinese tourism say stakeholders Châteaux properties, travel agents and partners of the edition. This T ourism stakeholders in Taiwan have called on President Ma Ying-jeou to diversify national Times, the country’s tourism sector proﬁts more from neighbouring Asian countries. Last year’s reliance on China was a risky policy, especially given the political tension between the two countries. adds to the 780,000 English, French, German, Italian and Spanish language copies currently tourism policy. Industry members strongest growth markets included The government should therefore circulating in 60 countries. are concerned that too much Malaysia, Thailand, Japan and help the tourism industry plan Relais & Châteaux is pushing emphasis is placed on visitors from South Korea. clear tourism goals and routes, its presence in China. It recently mainland China and more value Lion Travel’s domestic tourism and not just lead Chinese tourists launched a Chinese language should be attached to international products department manager to Taiwan for a rushed glimpse of website and is steadily signing up tourists. According to the Taipei Lee Cheng-tsung said that over- the country. new members in China. GOOD WEEK / BAD WEEK A good week for: A bad week for: Vietnam: The country’s third largest city, Danang, is Sarawak: Authorities in the region are ﬁghting route AirAsia next ﬂight destination in Indochina. Four weekly cancellations by ﬂag carrier, Malaysia Airlines. The service will begin from Kuala Lumpur in December. uncertainty surrounding ﬂight services to state has businesses scared. Garuda: The Indonesian carrier is set to take delivery of eight new aircraft early next year. The Qantas: Transport unions continue to disrupt airline national carrier will receive two wide-body Airbus operations as workers look to exert inﬂuence on A330s and six narrow-body Boeing 737-800s as it unpopular strategic decisions which will aﬀect the continues its ﬂeet expansion. future of the ﬂag carrier. Travelport: The travel technology company has won Thai tour operators: Severe ﬂooding in Thailand an agreement to extend its loan maturity for ﬁve years. is having a major impact on operators in many tourist The extension will enhance the company’s ﬁnancial areas. Businesses in aﬀected areas are struggling and ﬂexibility. calling for subsidised credit lines from the government. follow us on Editor-in-Chief: Mark Elliott Managing Director & Editor: Gary Marshall Advertise with TDA today! 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Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 112 Robinson Road, Singapore Ph: +65 6323 8520 TDUK TD MIDDLE EAST TD INDIA SINGAPORE TRAVEL NEWS WWW.TRAVELDAILYASIA.COM Friday 7th Oct 2011 ▶ P6 The Tongsai Bay welcomes Silk Air to Samui Aussies and Kiwis invest in Fijian resort IN NUMBERS N aisoso Island in Fiji is proving popular with Australian and New Zealand investors with ﬁve major sales in the last month worth 4 US$3.9 million. The purpose-built resort has AirAsia is to launch four now sold 73 of their 112 residential lots and have recently secured a management contract with Peppers weekly flights to Danang, Resorts & Retreats which will take over the resort complex upon Vietnam completion in 2014. Preparation S work is soon to begin on the Peppers ingaporean airline, Silk Air marked its inaugural ﬂight between Resort which features 178, one, 50 two and three bedroom beachfront Singapore and Koh Samui last week, the ﬁrst of three weekly ﬂights to the island. 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The days before RWC games Lowres says the island provides an for the World Expo 2020 are expo site, the Bang Sai Royal Folk alternative beachfront investment unfased by heavy ﬂooding in the Arts and Crafts Center, remains Noosa, Byron Bay, The Gold Coast, proposed host city, Ayuthaya. untouched despite the worst 84.2 Hamilton Island or Palm Cove, Akapol Sorasuchart, President ﬂooding in the province in more than which are far more expensive. of the Thailand Convention & a decade.” Instead, Akapol sees the Hawaiian Airlines posts Exhibition Bureau, which is leading situation as a learning experience Queensland the bid, told the Bangkok Post; "We don't think the ﬂood will aﬀect our calling it “a good lesson to help us plan for future inundations”. load factor of 84.2% in tourism needs September more government support 411,000 Q ueensland’s State Government must do more to support the state’s tourism industry. 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