(TVLW) The Boeing Company yesterday delivered a Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 to Tianjin-based Okay Airways Company Ltd., the Peoples' Republic of China's first private airline. The new airplane, which is the seventh 737 in Okay Airways' fleet, is under lease from AWAS (Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services).
(eTN) Millions of people come to Bangkok for medical care. They get everything from face-lifts to heart-bypass operations. These medical tourists have helped boost the Thai economy, but there's a downside. Doctors in Thailand have become so busy with foreigners that Thai patients are having trouble getting care.
NEW DELHI (TVLW): India has been unanimously elected to head United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). India's elevation to the chair of the Executive Council of UNWTO came at the agency's 82nd meeting held yesterday at Cartegena de Indias, Colombia that warned against discrimination against developing countries on the issue of climate change.
RANTHAMBHORE NATIONAL PARK, ინდოეთი (eTN) - "მოდი! ჩქარა! ვეფხვი რეკავს!"
ბრიუსელი (TVLW) - ევროკავშირი პარასკევს შეთანხმდა ახალი ზომების მისაღებად, რომ ავიაბილეთის საფასური უფრო გამჭვირვალე გახდეს და კომპანიებს ავალდებულებს, ყველა გადასახადი და გადასახადი შეიტანონ მთავარ ფასში, რომელიც მომხმარებლებს პირველად აჩვენეს.
NEW DELHI (TVLW): With the addition of another weekly flight to its existing services to Trichy on Tuesday, SriLankan Airlines has become the first foreign airline to operate 100 flights per week to India. This was announced by the airline’s Chief Executive Officer Peter Hill here earlier this week.
BUDAPEST (TVLW) - China's Hainan Airlines has become Hungary's chartered carrier for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in a deal signed Friday with the Hungarian Olympic Committee.
(TVLW) In the face of tough international competition and global warming, the tourism sector must not rest on its laurels, says the new president of Switzerland Tourism. But despite the major challenges ahead, Jean-François Roth, a former parliamentarian and senator, has great faith in the nation's strengths: quality, networks abroad and reputation as a place for innovation.
BEIJING (TVLW)- The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has listed Chinese as one of its official languages, according to China's tourism administration. Chinese has already been made the official language of organizations such as the World Health Organization, World Bank, and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
(TVLW) CHEAPER hotels in Bahrain are being unfairly targeted by tourism authorities, according to a society representing hoteliers and restaurateurs. The body claims stricter tourism rules are not being enforced at the country's top hotels and is demanding all hotels be treated equally.