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Mice Net : October 2008
macau macau DIrect getting to MAcAu has become a whole lot easier with direct flights to Macau from Sydney. For anybody who has travelled to Macau via Hong Kong where you must then take a ferry, the difference in the ease-of-travel stakes is far superior. You can be out of the airport in Macau and checking into your hotel room in under 30 minutes. For the convention and incentive travel market which is always seeking the fastest way from A to B the direct service is a real winner. Viva Macau can offer groups premier and economy cabin seat blocks and group fares on regular flights from Sydney with ongoing sectors to Jakarta, Saigon, Narita and Okinawa. They can even arrange full custom charters with just six weeks’ notice. For the meetings and incentives sector Viva Macau will organise onboard advertising on headrests, overhead cabins, magazines, and video, as well as custom-designed inflight entertainment, and inflight promotions. In late 2007 the low-fare airline was honoured as the New Airline of the Year at the Aviation Awards for Excellence, judged by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. Viva Macau's chief executive Con Korfiatis said the company was excited and honoured to have won the award, reflecting the airline’s commitment to bringing the world to the “new Macau”. “Macau, Asia's best-kept secret until recently, is now one of the V 124 mice.net iva Macau has made a big splash since it began direct flights from Sydney with the airline now offering up to four flights per week to Macau. hottest destinations in the world. Its rapidly developing hotel, leisure, entertainment, conference and gaming facilities, along with its world-heritage sites and architecture makes it a must to visit, and Viva Macau is committed to offering best-value travel option, and being the airline of choice." Executive chairman of the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, Peter Harbison, said Viva Macau epitomises the excitement and optimism that surrounds the development of Macau as one of the region's leading leisure and entertainment centres. “The city is fast becoming one of Asia's most vibrant LCC destinations and Viva Macau, with its significantly tailored model, will play a major catalyst role,” he said. Viva Macau CEO Con Korfiatis is an airline executive with more than 17 years’ experience. He joined Viva Macau as chief operating officer and chief financial officer in 2006. One year later, he was appointed as the airline's CEO. He was head of strategy at Qantas prior to joining Viva Macau and was the founding chief executive of Jetstar Asia. Viva Macau's President Ngan In Leng is a well-known businessman and philanthropist in Macau and China. He is active as a leader of Macau's large ethnic Fujianese community and is chairman of the Goddess A-Ma Foundation of Macau. Mr Ngan is also Vice Chairman of the Economic Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, China's top political advisory body. Visit www.flyvivamacau.com for details on Viva Macau.