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Archive for September, 2001

30 Sep, 2001

Bleak Days Ahead as Post-9/11 Crisis Roils Travel Sector

THE global travel & tourism is confronting a bleak scenario for at least several months to come but all indications are that Thailand is still managing to hold its own – so far.


27 Sep, 2001

Stay Away, Arab-American Leader Tells Terrorists

Dr. James Zogby, president, Arab American Institute, minces no words in saying what he thinks about terrorists. Also in this dispatch: The bigots in the US don’t know the difference between terrorists and normal people, but many others do. And they are showing it.


17 Sep, 2001

Industry Ponders Life after 9/11

IN the mad scramble that will start for what little life there will be left in the travel industry following the US retaliation to come, Thailand ‘s ability to maintain its share could hinge to a large degree on two conditions: safety & security, and total neutrality.


10 Sep, 2001

PM urged to Reinstate Respected Thai Airways Chairman

If there is one thing that many in the Thai aviation and tourism industry agree on, it is that Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra needs to reinstate Prof Chai-anan Samudvanij as chairman of THAI.


3 Sep, 2001

JTB Forecasts 20 Million Japanese Outbound by 2005

A major travel forceast report by the giant Japanese tour operator Japan Travel Bureau (JTB) predicts that the country could generate 20 million overseas travellers by 2005 but major shifts taking place in the market demographics need to be closely monitored.