2009 – Issues 6 – 10
VOL 32: ISSUE 10: 25 – 31 Mar 2009
SMALLPRINT presents the view that Bangkok’s elephants live a dog’s life, dodging the traffic. See PAGE 2.
Thai Amadeus reckons it has seen the first glimpse of the recovery sun, peeping over the horizon. But is it a mite too early? PAGE 3.
Lao Plaza Hotel’s GM mulls over the fact that Vientiane continues to attract more visitors, come wind or shine. PAGE 8.
VOL 32: ISSUE 9: 18 – 24 Mar 2009
This week we outline Thailand’s tourism loan plan and how travel companies can gain a financial lifeline. Page 4
There is even some good news on how Thais discovered a strong baht delivers travel bargains in New Zealand. Page 9
Enjoy the read and enjoy success in the bid to rebuild travel confidence.
VOL 32: ISSUE 8: 4 – 10 Mar 2009
Our print edition travels to ITB for distribution in the Asia Hall in support of Team Thailand’s efforts to rebuild confidence and business with European travel partners. This digital edition carries ITB reports on Page 6 to 14.
A casualty of inept government: There is the only one way to describe the demise of Bangkok-based WD Travel, late last month. It was a victim of a government’s failure to maintain law and order that resulted in the closure of Bangkok’s airports late last year. See our editorial P2.
VOL 32: ISSUE 7: 4 – 10 Mar 2009
This online edition of TTR Weekly is a replica of the print edition that allows you to browse through the pages and zoom in on the reports that interest you. You can print pages or save the edition as a PDF file.
Our online version broadens the reach and distribution of TTR Weekly to a global audience of travel executives interested in travel news from Thailand and the Mekong Region.
This week we highlight the tough task that faces Thailand’s low cost airlines to battle the fall-out from global recession. There are also statistics on how low-cost airlines performed in Thailand during 2008. See Page 3
VOL 32: ISSUE 6: 18 – 24 Feb 2009
This week, Pacific Asia Travel Association announced it was cancelling its 2009 CEO Challenge due to the bleak economic outlook.
Smallprint ponders over the methods China employs to smarten up its immigration process.
And airlines ask for guarantees on security at Thailand’s key airports.