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Travel Impact Newswire: Changing The Way The Industry Thinks, Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011

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31 Years of Distinction in Travel Journalism. Executive Editor: Imtiaz Muqbil

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1. The Asia-Pacific Statistical Yearbook 2011 Released โ€“ Download FREE!

Bangkok, Oct 12, 2011 (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) โ€“ Asia and the Pacific is undergoing major demographic transformation, according to United Nations statistical data released here today.

โ€œAt some point this month, October 2011, a child will be born and the worldโ€™s population will have reached seven billion. There is a good chance that this birth will take place in our region, home to 61% of the Worldโ€™s population,โ€ said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the launch of ESCAPโ€™s flagship statistics publication. โ€œIf the child is born in the Asia-Pacific region, it will most likely be a boy.โ€

As always, Travel Impact Newswire is first with the big stories that impact on the travel & tourism industry at large.

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2. US Cabin Crew Union Backs Occupy Wall Street Movement, Blasts "Corporate Greed"

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Veda Shook issued the following statement after AFA leadership applauded the Occupy Wall Street movement: "As the world's largest Flight Attendant union, we stand beside our sisters and brothers who are participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement in cities across the country on behalf of workers and middle class America.

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3. New Updates in Travel Impact Newswire's News You Can Use Section

(+) Business Travel Sees โ€œComeback Yearโ€ in 2011 But Tougher Climb in Turbulent 2012

(+) Identity Thieves Find New Ways To Steal Personal Information

(+) 10 Things to Do with Your Obsolete iPhone 4 Now That the iPhone 4S is Here

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4. Special Report: Travel & Tourism In The New World Order

How will the emerging new world order impact the global travel & tourism industry?

Today, the world is tightly inter-connected but clearly split into three power blocs -- one rising, one declining and one comprised of countries caught in the middle. In the years ahead, the inter- and intra-bloc conflicts will have a critical impact on travel & tourism flows. The peace, stability and economic growth that were supposed to have followed the 1989 fall of communism and the dawn of a new century are a distant dream.

Are we in travel & tourism ready for these epic shifts in the global balance of power? Are we doomed only to react and respond? Or can we learn to prepare, preempt and prevent? Can we influence change rather than be continuously influenced by it?

An incisive and in-depth report to be published by Travel Impact Newswire will offer some answers.

These answers are drawn entirely from the powerful speeches and statements made by world leaders at the 66th United Nations Annual General Assembly session held between 22-29 September 2011.

In nearly 200 speeches at the General Assembly, the first one of the second decade of the 21st century, the leaders spoke out forcefully on a range of economic, environmental, geopolitical, social and cultural issues.

All spoke with passion and commitment. They voiced frustrations, expressed hopes, sounded warnings, introduced new initiatives and offered ideas for positive change. Sharp differences in policies and perspectives amongst them also were apparent.

After poring through the several hundred man-hours worth of oratory, Travel Impact Newswire Executive Editor Imtiaz Muqbil has distilled all the key issues into a concise, easily readable report.

No travel industry journalist has ever undertaken such an exercise.

The report is designed to help time-starved travel & tourism leaders and senior executives better plan for what's ahead. It will help them look beyond social media, climate change and economic gyrations.

This is the first of numerous such ground-breaking reports to be produced in accordance with the Travel Impact Newswire mission statement of challenging conventional wisdoms and providing alternative perspectives.

Available for sale at US$250, the report will be published on Oct 21.Orders received within one week of this announcement will be charged at a promotional rate of US$199 + 7% VAT.

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Source: Launched in August 1998, Travel Impact Newswire provides unmatched, thought-provoking coverage of big-picture issues and trends that impact global travel & tourism. Distributed every week to 45,000 senior industry readers worldwide, mainly in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East.

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By: Executive Editor: Imtiaz Muqbil
When: 7/2/2014

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