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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 18, 1982, Tokyo, Japan Pacific stars and stripes 8 travel november 1982 airlines fighting discount tickets compiled from wire services Geneva major world airlines launched a crackdown on illegal which will bring cheaper fares for some but push up the Price of air travel for chief executives at the annual meeting of the 122member inter National air transport association Iata agreed to Stop the illegal discounting which they say is costing them one billion dollars a a recent Iata study showed discount prices up to 70 percent below officially set tariffs and discounts of 40 percent were the Iata spokesman David Kydd most airlines Are guilty of he the Only Comfort to cheap fare Hunters is that airlines agreed to extend their Low Price Advance Book ing fares to routes where they do not we Are doing this on the London to Tokyo for the Iata spokesman although the attended by More than 400 was not a Tariff setting future fare meetings would Likely act on its recommendations to introduce Low Cost tickets on North Atlantic flights and flights Between Europe and Asia and other areas dominated by illegal delegates indicated the which Kydd de scribed As putting Teeth into the Industry Battle against the citrate Sale of proposes an emergency Iata meeting by july unless tangible Progress is airlines were called on to cease providing sales outlets with illegally discounted tickets and were urged to set up regional monitoring groups to police compliance with the anti discounting if All the major carriers follow the rules of the the loss attributed to illegal discounting could be at least said an Iata official who asked for anon these regional organizations will be the Sharp end of the system while Iata will be the coordinating said adding that it was up to each group to decide on whether to Fine renegade Dis the approximately 30 major air lines outside Iata would Likely follow the Lead of the organizations members in their War on citrate he the conference also elected the chairman of air Raghu to the Iata presidency for the which changes hands an was held this year by the London landmark open the five Story towers of the Tower Bridge have been opened to the Public for the first time in 72 the stairs up the towers were closed in armm bal 1910 when they became havens for structurally the same As when it opened in the Bridge now carries people a file photo Bankers rank european hotels As Best new York up for the second year in a a poll of prominent International Bankers has rated the Oriental hotel in Thailand capital of Bangkok As 1 in their listing of the 40 Best hotels in the the Survey of More than 100 travelling financial bigwigs virtually All of whom head their institutions or Are responsible for International activities was conducted by the prestigious Magazine institutional the results showed the As they did in found hotels with the finest accommodations and services mainly in the far East and they named five asian and five european hotels among the top the highest ranking hotel was new Yorks Carlyle hotel in Lith place in the Complete listing of the 40 a drop from its 8th place finish in the 1981 two hotels made the list for the first for a total of in the Bankers named a total of 20 hotels in seven in two in and one each in Mexico and London topped the cities with 5 of the including which moved up to 10th place from 12th last it was followed by Paris with headed by the Ritz in 6th up from and new York also with but Only Hong Kong had two in the top 10 the mandarin and the Geneva and Vienna had 2 each among the the Magazine said the Bankers tend to be demanding about the hotels they choose while does not mean and in our annual ranking of the worlds Best we found that International arguably the most experienced and discriminating of business Are also among the most the article the Oriental again headed the 1982 but there was some minor reshuffling among the others in last years top the mandarin of Hong Kong moved into second nudging out Tokyo hotel which dropped to followed by the bolder grand hotel of Zurich in fourth place and the Shangrila hotel of Singapore in fifth in another swapping of last years Paris hotel Ritz jumped four places to hotel vier Jahre Skeiten of Hamburg was up to 7 from Lith the Peninsula hotel of Hong Kong was Down from the Ritz hotel of Madrid dropped Down from 6 to 9 and Claridge was up two places to the Magazine said that outside the 10 most of the changes involved it said the four seasons hotel to which did not make the list in vaulted into 18th place mainly on the basis of International patronage during last years in world Bank the Beverly Wil Shire hotel in los Angeles also made the list for the first finishing in 31st you be invited readers Are invited to submit articles and photographs about their travel adventures to travel Pacific stars and apr san Francisco while stripes cannot pay Tor the stories Anet readers win Haw the satisfaction of seeing tit air work in Ait photographs Wilt be bed and Board Miff Tarryn hotels and lodges in the Pacific Are of nude Hawaii hate Koa Kalia Hawaii phone Japan Sanno hotel Apo san Francisco phones military commercial 03 naw Lodge special services code Fpo Seattle phone Republic of Korea Naira hotel army Garrison Apo san Francisco phones military Yon san 2933133 commercial Republic of the Phil Pines Camp John Hay Baguio out Apo san phone the top 40 Here is How International Bankers rated the 40 Best hotels in the world for 1982 last years rating is in the Bangkok 1 the Hong Kong 3 hotel Tokyo 2 bolder Zurich 4 Singapore 4 hotel Paris 10 hotel vier Hamburg 11 the Hong Kong 7 Ritz Madrid 6 London 12 hotel new York 8 hotel Plaza Paris 13 Baur a Zurich 9 London 15 hotel Hassler Villa Rome 16 hotel vier Munich 14 London 19 four hotel Vienna 22 the 18 the Manila Manila 17 the Chicago 27 four seasons Toronto 24 Imperial Tokyo 28 hotel Paris 20 be Geneva 23 the new York 26 hotel George Paris inn on the London 32 hotel Vienna 25 Beverly los Angeles Sheraton Sydney 29 grand Stockholm the Park new York 34 Camino Mexico City 33 hotel Des Geneva 36 Montreal 35 Mark san Francisco 37 the London the new York 38

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