Archive for December, 2004
Washington, DC — The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) sends deepest condolences to its many members in the areas devastated by the Indonesian earthquake and Indian Ocean tsumanis and calls on tourists and tourism businesses around the world to support the relief effortsÂ TIES, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to socially and environmentally responsible travel, [...]
With major clean-up operations under way in South Thailand beach resorts affected by the December 26 tsunami, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is anticipating that places which have not suffered serious structural damage may be ready to receive visitors again within one month. Earth-movers, cranes and bulldozers have been deployed to clear up the [...]
Winnipeg, Manitoba based Heartland International Travel and Tours, in conjunction with the Manitoba Museum, Bakers Narrows Lodge and Bearskin Air, is offering an all-inclusive weekend tour to experience one of nature’s most exciting displays … the Aurora Borealis. In addition to observing the spectacular Northern Lights from the deck of the largest winter lodge in [...]
An Internet site dedicated to the LAURENTIAN AGRO-ALIMENTARY sector or the gateway for the bio-alimentary sector available very soon in English also at www.agrolaurentides.qc.ca Â The site includes details of agro-touristy itineraries, the regionâ€™s five public markets and other agro-alimentary and gastronomic events in the Laurentians.
â€śThe Focus of Global Golf Businessesâ€ť June 10th to 12th 2005, World Trade Center, Beijing, China The PGA Show Asia â€“ 4th China (Beijing) International Golf Expo 2005 will be held at Beijingâ€™s premium exhibition venue, China World Trade Center from June 10th to 12th 2005. Registrations for exhibitors have started with very encouraging results [...]
The executive director of the New York office of the Korea National Tourism Organization recently met with travel journalists, reviewing Korean travel/tourism accomplishments in 2004. Mr. Yong-Ku Hwang discussed Koreaâ€™s highlights of the year, which included the development of an affiliation with the United States Tour Operator Association, the origination of the Three Countries Tourism [...]
Following the earthquake and tsunami in South East Asia on December 26th 2004, the coast of Kenya only experienced unusually high swells, and choppy conditions on that afternoon, with tidal surges and higher than normal waves. We were in communication with the Seychelles, who were experiencing high waves and heavy swells. Based on this useful [...]
Several bookings from the recent earthquake and tsunami-affected tourist destinations like Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Maldives, India and Sri Lanka are being channeled to resorts in the Philippines. This was gathered by the Department of Tourism as several calls are being received by some of the countryâ€™s upscale resorts as a result of cancellations from the [...]
China Southern Airlines (NYSE: ZNH, HKSE: 1055, SHA 600029) – www.cs-air.com/en – the largest airline in The Peopleâ€™s Republic of China has made an emergency 747-400 freight airlift of food, medicines and clothing to Sri Lanka.
Air Canada airlifts relief supplies to Indonesia; Launches in-flight donations program for tsunami victims
MONTREAL, Dec. 30 /CNW Telbec/ – In response to the unprecedented devastation brought by tsunamis in Southeast Asia, Air Canada is working around the clock with Canadian aid agencies and airline industry partners to support relief efforts in the region as quickly as possible.