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  1. From hair to there

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and apparently everything a business traveller would want- a large self-service buffet with draft-beer dispenser, leather massage chairs, private phone booths and workstations, and plasma television sets tuned in to CNN. To make sure the savvy business traveller is kept up to date, the newspaper rack features a variety of papers in all major languages. But I have chosen not to travel with them ...

  2. Two US carriers granted China rights

    Posted Feb 24th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... to China since 1986. 'We are meeting an historic growth in demand for air travel between our two countries that is the fruit of expanding ties between the US and China,' Karan Bhatia, the DoT's assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs, said in a statement announcing the award. 'These new routes will provide more choices for travellers, more opportunity ...

  3. Package ordeal

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... holidaymakers, released from their domestic-vacation shackles by the arrival of cheap, mass air travel, would pitch up in Spain to find their hotels half built or still a greedy glint in the steely eye ... is frequently unbridgeable. Travel agents and tour operators can be surprisingly forgetful when it comes to prising apart punters and their cash. The terms 'powdery white sand', 'tropical ...

  4. Modern systems next stop for China's travel industry

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini China's travel industry is entering a period of consolidation and rapid technological advance, according to David Radcliffe, chief executive of Business Travel International (BTI). 'The business travel industry in particular is undergoing a period of massive change, jumping straight from state of the art 1920s to the newest technology the world has ...

  5. Travel firm to pay $4.5m to crash trio

    Posted Sep 29th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam A judge yesterday ordered a travel agency to pay $4.5 million in compensation to three people injured in a bus accident in Guangdong three years ago. Pang Mei-ling, 43, Cheung ... people were killed and 27 were injured. The three plaintiffs filed a claim totalling $5.3 million against Keropy Travel Limited, organiser of the tour, in the Court of First Instance. In his ...

  6. 1 in 4 rooms ready, but open season's off until 'detail freak' is happy

    Posted Sep 09th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... serviced apartments at Four Seasons Place have been heavily occupied since their release in June. 'I am frequently asked whether we focus on business travellers or leisure travellers,' Mr ... tomorrow.' With its focus on senior executive travellers, the hotel is expected to be heavily booked for the World Trade Organisation ministerial conference in December. The hotel is the last major ...

  7. Boeing going east for orders of 777 series

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... the company's latest model, which can fly non-stop for up to 17,445 km- and for 200 777 Freighters, which will travel slightly more than half as far. Boeing has orders from Air India, Qatar Airways, Eva ... is being pitched as a means for airlines to avoid stopovers. Mr Andersen said that over the past 20 years, air travel over the NNorth Atlantic had been moving away from flights between hubs ...

  8. Horizons expand for more budget carriers

    Posted May 14th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... The public is getting used to cheap fares but a travel industry chief warns prices in the chaotic market might double in the high season, writes Tim Metcalfe NO ONE KNOWS how long ... Oasis Hong Kong Airlines hopes to launch long-haul, non-stop flights, initially to Europe and later to North America, at budget prices targeting cost-conscious travellers. Hong Kong Express, ...

  9. Demand for serviced suites rising

    Posted Apr 13th 2005, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Reports by Kenneth Ko THE REBOUNDING economy will fuel leasing demand from local residents and expatriates for serviced suites, according to Stephen Chu, deputy general manager of leasing at Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts. Mr Chu said the trend of mul ...

  10. Big demand expected for Lunar New Year charter flight tickets

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo Shanghai officials overseeing preparations for special Lunar New Year charter flights to Taiwan predicted yesterday that tickets would be snapped up more quickly than the last time such flights were offered, two years ago. As official ticket sales ...




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