News Archive November 2005

05.12.2005
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29 November 2005
Responsible tourism is the way forward
BTB- The popular leisure travel company, First Choice Holidays, has raised its credibility in the arena of responsible and sustainable tourism by sponsoring this year’s Responsible Tourism Day at World Travel Market.

29 November 2005
Japan Selling Well
BTB- 2005 was a great year for many tour operators to Japan. The first year of Japan tours for Thomas Cook Signatures has been a great success.

29 November 2005
API Grounded?
BTB- Air Paradise International today announced that due to the devastating effects of the recent terrorist attacks we have been forced to suspend our service The airlines Chairman and Owner, Kadek Wiranatha, said the suspension was due to a significa

29 November 2005
Traffic Growth to Slow in 2006? – Time to Cut Surcharges
BTB – Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation has warned that airlines should consider cutting their fuel surcharges on passenger tickets in the face of weaker than expected demand.

29 November 2005
AAPA October 2005 Traffic Results
BTB – The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines today released preliminary traffic results for the month of October 2005.

29 November 2005
AIME 2006
BTB – AIME 2006 is at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Australia, on 6 & 7 June 2006. The event includes more than 850 exhibitors from 50 countries and is the key event for the meetings and incentive industry in the Asia Pacific region.

29 November 2005
Hilton Group Announces the Sale of 15 UK Hotels
BTB – Hilton Group plc today announces the completion of the sale of 15 hotels in the UK to The Managed Hotels Unit Trust, with funding arranged by RBS Group. The purchase price of the hotels is ?382.4 million in cash. The final consideration is subject

29 November 2005
Ensuring Passenger Safety
BTB – According to ICCL’s president, Michael Crye, and Charlie Mandigo, Director of Fleet Security for Holland America, the safety record of the cruise industry in the new age of terrorism is very good. Cruise ships have been remarkably free of terrorist

29 November 2005
The Australia Council’s 7th APAM
BTB- The Australia Council today announced the 36 companies that will take the stage at Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) 2006 in Adelaide in front of an elite audience of more than 400 arts programming decision-makers from 25 countries.

18 November 2005
Certifies More Than 7,000 Guests in Diving Programs
BTB – Royal Caribbean International, the cruise line known for active onboard amenities such as surfing simulators, rock-climbing walls, ice skating rinks and bungee trampolines, today announced more than 7,050 guests have received Professional Associati

18 November 2005
TSA Seeks Public’s Help to Keep Security Lines Moving
BTB- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today urged air travelers to plan ahead for air travel security procedures this holiday season. The agency expects heavy passenger volume throughout the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays

17 November 2005
Washington to host WTTC 2006 Summit
BTB – The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has selected Washington DC as the venue for its 2006 Global Summit, which for some people in the industry is a universal first choice. The USA does not have a good image abroad, especially in some regions

17 November 2005
BJF Cheered up by Ten Countries’ Groups
BTB – As many as 38 Jazz groups of ten countries including Indonesia will hold Bali Jazz Festival in Bali from Nov 18 to 20, 2005.

17 November 2005
Czech Ambassador enjoys rafting in Bali
BTB – Czech Ambassador Vesely Jovoslav and some officials enjoyed white water rafting on Ayung River of Ubud in conjunction to his holiday in Bali.

17 November 2005
Indonesia must strengthen non-Military Defense
BTB – Defence Minister Juwono Sudarsono said Indonesia must strengthen its non-military defense to be able to prevent external infiltration. “It is impossible for us to only rely on our military strength in preventing external threats, not merely in the

17 November 2005
European operators battle over tour guide rules
BTB The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) is threatening to pull out of talks aimed at setting standards for tour guides in European destinations. Tom Jenkins, ETOA executive director, told the association’s annual conference in London that a fi

17 November 2005
Virgin Blue Announces First-Ever Dividend Amid Transformation
BTB- Virgin Blue last day (16-Nov-05) announced its first-ever dividend (of AUD0.25 per share) for the 12 months ended 30-Sep-05, despite reporting a 33.2% slump in net profit to AUD105.2 million. The dividend comes as 62.4%-owner Patrick Corp defends ag

17 November 2005
Malaysia mounts campaign to lure back Chinese tourists
BTB – The Ministry of Tourism announced it would use its participation at the coming China International Travel Mart from November 23-26 as a platform to lure back Chinese tourists to Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia figures show tourist arrivals from China d

17 November 2005
Another Record Breaking World Travel Market
BTB – World Travel Market 2005 is the largest ever. This year sees its fourth consecutive increase in exhibitor space of more than 4% increase.

17 November 2005
President installs 19 new ambassadors
BTB – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono here Friday swore in 19 people as ambassadors to foreign countries at a function at the State Palace.

17 November 2005
Police’s success can change tourism image
BTB – Police’s achievement in crippling Indonesian main terrorist group will change the country’s tourism image. Foreign countries issuing travel warnings to their citizens to Indonesia will reconsider their policies.

15 November 2005
Airline adds new destinations
BTB – A new era of Middle East-Trans-Atlantic air travel has begun with the launch of Etihad Airways’ service to Toronto, via Brussels. The inaugural Etihad flight 501 took off last week Monday, amidst great celebrations, from Abu Dhabi International Air

15 November 2005
World Tourism Organization Strongly Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Amman, Jordan
MADRID, 10 November 2005 – The World Tourism Organization (WTO) said Thursday it was “shocked ” by the bombings in Amman and strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on three of the city’s leading hotels.

15 November 2005
November 8: Increased Security on Bali
November 8, 2005: An explanation of the security situation on Bali by PATA Bali & Nusa Tenggara Chapter Chairman Mr Al Purwa:

15 November 2005
High Oil Prices Yet to Impact on Tourism
BTB – Higher oil prices have so far had limited effect on international tourism growth according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (WTO).

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