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Villar moves to Kuala Lumpur N Nithiyananthan, Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur has appointed Mr Reynaldo de la Fuente Villar as director of marketing. Associated with the Shangri-La since 1994, Mr Villar was area director of marketing of the four Shangri-La and Traders Hotel in the Philippines. He replaced Mr Jeff Crowe who had joined the Marriott in Thailand....

Castaneda takes up new challenge TTG Asia, Jakarta
General manager of Gran Melia Jakarta and concurrently Sol Melias vice-president operations Asia-Pacific, Mr Ricardo Castaneda, will take up a new challenge as general manger of Melia Bali, Villas and Spa Resort from September 22. He retains his vice-president operations role....

Meadows to join Conrad Bangkok Raini Hamdi, Bangkok
General manager of The Sukhothai Bangkok, Mr Gregory Meadows, will leave to join the Conrad Bangkok as general manager effective early November.

Conrad Bangkok is presently under development and will open by early October 2002. The hotel will offer 393 rooms with 22 suites,executive floors, four restaurants with more than 1,500 sqm of banquet space, full fitness centre and spa.


Diethelm postpones controversial expedition Jeremy Colson, Bangkok
Diethelm Travel Thailand has postponed its controversial hovercraft expedition along the Mekong river. Managing director Mr Armin Schoch said he would be notifying the ministries and authorities of all Greater Mekong Subregion Countries that had approved the project. The proposed expedition caused a storm of controversy because of the noise pollution that was thought would be caused by th...

New airline alliance formed Mimi Hudoyo, Jakarta
Four Indonesian carriers have formed an alliance to strengthen their position in the competitive domestic market.

Pelita Air, Dirgantara, Mandala Airlines and Bouraq Airlines formed Sigma last week.Pelita Air president director, Mr Soeratman, said the alliance would cover marketing, multilateral traffic agreement, sharing of facilities, joined reservation system, common tariffs ...


Thailand is new host of IT&CMA Joyce Wong, Singapore

Asias only MICE trade show, IT&CMA, will move to Thailand from next year, from its current host country Malaysia.

IT&CMA organisers TTG Asia Media managing director, Mr Darren Ng, said: We opened up the bidding process for all NTOs in the region and Thailand was chosen as it met most of the criteria.

The decision to move the show was in response to surveys from both b...


US operators urge flexibility Jeremy Colson, Bangkok

Top US tour operators stranded in Bangkok expect the US leisure travel to be severely damaged from now until October.

In the medium term, they believe the incentives market will be the worst hit as companies recoil from the idea of staff travelling on one plane to faraway lands.However, the impact could be mitigated if governments were seen to be cooperating to make air travel ...


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