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Archive for August, 2001

27 Aug, 2001

Shinawatra Group Shows Thai MICE Sector How Mobile Phones Can Help

Looking to squeeze some added business out of two once high-flying global industries, travel and telecoms, the Shinawatra group of companies last week moved to boost its profile amongst a key target market: Members of the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA).


20 Aug, 2001

Tourism Educational Institutions Seek Ways to Make Training More Relevant

A growing regional network of travel & tourism educational institutions is making steady headway in helping overcome one of the region’s most pressing problems: The chasm between the quality of manpower being produced by these institutions and that actually required by the private sector.


14 Aug, 2001

Travel Agents’ Advice on Health & Safety Not Up To Par

As mass movements of people across countries leads to a corresponding increase in health and safety risks, the role of travel agents in providing proper preventive advice is becoming crucial. However, researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia, say agents are not rising to the task.


6 Aug, 2001

Asian Hotels Alliance Plots Marketing Blitz to Take On Global Chains

MARKETING chiefs of the newly-formed Asian Hotels Alliance (AHA) are to meet in Pattaya today to work out finer details of how the newly formed group is to be financed, structured and operated as it strives to growing competition from multinational hotel chains.