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AGENT KILLED ON PHUKET FAM TRIP posted on: 22/6/2012 10:56:07
ASIA - An Australian travel agent has reportedly been stabbed to death and her colleague hurt while on a FAM trip in Phuket, Thailand.
According to a report on Travel Mole Asia, the women were part of a group of 10 travel agents visiting the five-star Katathani Beach Resort on a trip organised by Asia Escape Holidays.
The pair were walking near their hotel complex on Phuket’s west coast at around 10.30pm on 19 June when they were reportedly attacked by two men who approached them on a motorbike.
A spokesman for Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs said Thai police had launched an investigation into the woman's death.
CMW reported in February how the town was in a bid to clean up its image for the sake of its tourism future. It is thought the push is in part due to the construction of Phuket's conference and exhibition centre, which is to proceed rapidly now that environmental objections have been overturned.
The go-ahead for the 2.6 billion baht project, seen as essential for Phuket's tourism future, was welcomed in November 2011.
WORLD - A new report released by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation, the education and research arm of the GBTA, has found multiple differences exist between North American and European based hotel programmes.
ASIA - Following the success of the Healthcare Meetings Forum in London in 2011 and 2013, UK organisers are launching an inaugural Asia forum to take place in Singapore in partnership with Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.
AUSTRALASIA - The 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, honoured colleagues killed when the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on 17 July, at a memorial at the conference's outset.