News Archive January 2006

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30 January 2006
After 4 month wait, recovery funds to be released
BTB- Patience and persistence is apparently going to be rewarded as the Bali Tourism Board (BTB) received confirmation on Thursday, January 26, 2005, that, after nearly 4 months of lobbying with the Central government in Jakarta, some Rp. 67 billion (app

26 January 2006
WTTC calls upon Austrian Presidency to withdraw taxing of aviation
BTB ? The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) the global forum for business leaders in the Travel & Tourism industry today issued a statement calling upon the Austrian Presidency to withdraw plans for raising funds through the taxation of international

26 January 2006
Jeffrey Promoted to MD of World Travel Market

23 January 2006
PATA’S top five winners for third quarter 2005
BTB – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published its comprehensive and comparative listing of Asia Pacific destination performance for third quarter 2005.

20 January 2006
E-Passport Testing to Begin at San Francisco International Airport
BTB ? A live test of e-Passports, which contain contact less chips with biographic and biometric information and the readers that are capable of reading these e-Passports, begins January 15, 2006 at Terminal G at San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

20 January 2006
Overseas departures increased 13,5%
BTB – Outbound travel from Korea continues to grow as the total number of Koreans traveling overseas exceeded 10 million for the first time in 2005.

19 January 2006
Singapore Changi Airport Wins 23 Awards in 2005
BTB- In the year 2005, Singapore Changi Airport was honored to continue to win commendations from travelers and organizations…..

13 January 2006
‘Love Bali’ Campaign Launched in Australia
BTB- The long-awaited Australian Garuda Indonesia ticket give-away has finally been announced.

13 January 2006
Australia Responds to Indonesian Flood Disaster
BTB- Australia, through the Government’s international aid agency, AusAID, will provide $200 000 to assist victims…..

13 January 2006
Avian Flu:Calls for Caution but Says No Need for Travel Restrictions
BTB ? While the latest outbreak of avian flu in Turkey is not expected to have a serious impact on tourism in the country or the immediate region, the tourism industry must not underestimate the threat and needs to keep preparing for the worst should it

05 January 2006
Pasports and Visas
Important change to Indonesia’s Visa Policy for Tourists. Please read carefully as there have been changes to Indonesia visa policy. This affects all arrivals to Indonesia after August 1, 2005.

02 January 2006
Safety at Bali’s Airport U.S. TSA Working with Ngurah Rai Airport to Remedy Deficiencies Identified in Most Recent Safety Audit.
BTB – The U.S. Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) announced on December 23, 2005……

02 January 2006
Nationalism drives China, Japan apart
BTB ? The growing trade between Japan and China in 2005 has been matched by rising symbolic and verbal provocations…..

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