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SARS ECONOMIC RECOVERY LINKS - MAY THROUGH OCTOBER 2004
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001 Australia NSW Sydney Sydney Morning Herald NEWS Tourism leads services rebound 2003-10-04 A recovery in tourism after a SARS-affected downturn has fired improvement in the services sector in September, a survey has found
002 Australia Queensland Brisbane ABC News NEWS Tourism industry optimistic about future 2003-10-09 Arrivals from Hong Kong, China and Japan have slumped considerably in the last 12 months following the SARS crisis.
003 Australia Queensland Townsville Townsville Bulletin NEWS Air travellers hit the road 2003-07-18 I think the market has come back a lot quicker than the airlines anticipated following the SARS issue.
004 Australia South Australia Adelaide Advertiser Newspapers NEWS Crisis over - SARS infection chain broken 2003-07-24 THE SARS epidemic is officially over - with no new reported cases of the disease anywhere in the world for a period longer
005 Australia Victoria Melbourne Herald Sun NEWS Airlines stir as SARS recedes 2003-06-04 THERE are signs of a recovery in airline demand as travel restrictions due to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are lifted.
006 Australia Victoria Melbourne Reed Business Information NEWS Job vacancies surge in wake of SARS 2003-07-24 All of our state branches are reporting a sudden increase in full-time positions to fill in the tourism and hospitality sector.
007 Australia Victoria Melbourne The Age NEWS SARS over, now Lion eases its China pain 2003-08-08 With the SARS epidemic now over, volume growth in the Chinese market had strengthened
008 Australia Victoria Melbourne The Age NEWS Economy to recover in 2004: Westpac 2003-08-20 Economic indicators continue to point to a solid recovery in growth in the Australian economy in 2004
009 Australia Victoria Melbourne The Age NEWS That volatile airline sector puts Qantas on a radical new vector 2003-08-23 Passenger volume is slowly recovering from the effect of SARS, so the immediate survival of Qantas is not in question.
010 Australia Victoria Melbourne The Age NEWS Economy set to grow 2003-09-24 The drought, weak world conditions and the SARS outbreak combined to slow economic growth in the June quarter to a crawl
011 Australia Victoria Melbourne The Daily Telegraph NEWS Traffic up at Melbourne Airport 2003-10-21 A buoyant domestic market and the beginning of a recovery in international travel following the SARS crisis.
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012 Australia Victoria Melbourne The Age NEWS Tourism on the road to recovery 2003-10-26 Security has never been so good, and confidence is moving beyond external shocks like SARS
013 Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Begawan Brudirect NEWS Travel agencies bouncing back 2003-07-05 Travel agencies in Brunei are optimistic that the sales of air tickets would pick up from where it left off.
014 Germany
Cologne Taipei Times NEWS Lufthansa adds Asian flights as SARS threat wanes 2003-06-23 Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Europe's third-biggest airline, is adding more flights to cities in Asia, the latest in a slew of carriers.
015 Germany
Frankfurt Bloomberg NEWS Frankfurt Airport July Traffic Decline Slows as SARS Abates 2003-08-13 The July passenger count fell 1.9 percent, slowing from the previous month after people started flying again as SARS was contained
016 Germany
Hamburg Forbes NEWS Airbus sees recovery from 2005, confirms targets 2003-10-09 Some airlines that were hit by SARS pushed back their delivery dates to the fourth quarter
017 India
Chennai India Times NEWS SARS-hit hotel industry on recovery path 2003-09-29 The SARS panic and terrorist attacks in the US and India had 'very badly' affected the Indian hotel industry
018 India
New Delhi Business Standard NEWS Airfares to the West may drop 15-20% 2003-09-02 The tourism boards want to help the markets to completely recover from the Sars impact.
019 India
New Delhi Indian Express Newspapers NEWS Air Traffic Taking Off But Ind Recovery Yet To Spread 2003-10-08 The Asia Pacific carriers have continued to climb steadily back from their lowest traffic levels at the height of SARS
020 Japan
Tokyo Japan Today NEWS Japan firms willing to invest in China despite SARS 2003-06-25 Japanese companies remain willing to invest in China despite the adverse effects of SARS
021 Japan
Tokyo The Star NEWS Japan upgrades view on economy slightly 2003-08-06 The Japanese government slightly upgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in five months
022 Japan
Tokyo Forbes NEWS Japan economy surprisingly strong 2003-08-12 The figures confirm the recent brighter trend in the economy
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023 Japan
Tokyo NZoom NEWS Japan's recovery more promising 2003-08-12 It's definitely positive news and suggests that the expansion is continuing
024 Japan
Tokyo Economic Times NEWS Japanese economy crawls up in April-June as SARS fears fade 2003-08-13 The data shows the economy is consolidating its base for a recovery later in the year
025 Japan
Tokyo Taipei Times NEWS Japan reports another quarter of GDP growth 2003-08-13 Japan's economy expanded for the sixth straight quarter, growing 0.6 percent in the three months through June
026 Japan
Tokyo International Herald Tribune NEWS Sony's sales in China rebound after SARS ends 2003-08-20 After June 20, people just came out to the street and came to the shops to buy."From April to June, the market was dying.
027 Japan
Tokyo The Asahi Shimbun NEWS Hopes for recovery lift Tokyo stocks 2003-08-20 Capital expenditures have picked up now that there is no longer so much anxiety about the war in Iraq and the SARS epidemic
028 Japan
Tokyo Seattle Post-Intelligencer NEWS All Nippon to more than double charters to recover from SARS 2003-08-27 The airline is seeking to increase earnings from charters to help it overcome a slump earlier this year
029 Japan
Tokyo Bangkok Post NEWS ANA traffic back to normal 2003-09-05 ANA has introduced a new promotion called Good Times Fly.
030 Japan
Tokyo The Economic Times NEWS Japan heaves a sigh of relief as trade shows growth signs 2003-09-13 Exports are also recovering, helped by Asia-bound shipments as worries over SARS receded
031 Netherlands
Amsterdam Forbes NEWS KLM sees post-SARS recovery signs on Asia routes 2003-07-14 Europe's number four airline, is beginning to see a recovery in passenger traffic on Asian routes after SARS was contained
032 New Zealand
Auckland NZ City NEWS Healthy summer ahead for SARS-affected airline industry 2003-07-30 People are getting back in the air as SARS fears ease and confidence in flying is restored.
033 New Zealand
Auckland Scoop NEWS Ministry to scale back its SARS response 2003-08-13 The Ministry of Health is scaling back its response to SARS to reflect the low level of international risk
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034 New Zealand
Auckland Stuff NEWS Whale Rider wows Japanese audience 2003-08-27 The programme is aimed at boosting the number of Japanese visitors post Sars
035 New Zealand
Auckland Stuff NEWS False dawn or the long-awaited US recovery? 2003-09-15 SARS she blows
036 New Zealand
Aukland Stuff NEWS NZ tourism on track 2003-10-21 The latest visitor arrival figures prove the New Zealand tourism industry is recovering after a year of global upheaval
037 New Zealand
Wellington Stuff NEWS Motel visits flat, but result still 'excellent' 2003-10-11 The national figures showed tourism was "well on the road to recovery" in the post-Sars period
038 Philippines
Manila The Star NEWS Tourism in Asia to bounce back by end of 2003 2003-06-16 The world tourism body said Monday it expects tourism in Asia to bounce back by the end of the year despite being battered by SARS
039 Philippines
Manila Business Day NEWS ASEAN growth seen at 4.0-4.5% 2003-08-06 There is a growth momentum coming out of the post-Sars period
040 Philippines
Manila INQ7 Interactive NEWS ASEAN keeps 4-4.5% regional economic growth forecast 2003-08-07 There is a growth momentum coming out of the post-SARS period and ... we should be able to maintain that growth.
041 Philippines
Manila INQ & Money NEWS Neri sees faster economic growth in 3rd quarter 2003-09-02 Neri said the economy would recover in the July to September period with the end of the SARS outbreak
042 Philippines
Manila Channel News Asia NEWS Asia to grow 6.1% next year 2003-09-30 The bank said Asia's economies have largely shrugged off the impact of SARS and are on course to post stronger growth next year
043 Philippines
Manila Channel News Asia NEWS Philippines to grow 4.2 percent in 2003; 2004 output depends on election 2003-10-08 Asian economies are recovering from the impact of SARS
044 South Korea
Seoul Korea Times NEWS Korean Air, Asiana Recovering from SARS Scare 2003-06-22 The daily number of passengers leaving and entering the country through Incheon International Airport has topped 40,000
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045 South Korea
Seoul Korea Herald NEWS Exports to SARS-hit regions brisk 2003-07-08 Despite the spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome, South Korea's exports to SARS-hit China continued to increase sharply
046 South Korea
Seoul JoongAng Daily NEWS Economy grew 1.9% in 2003's 2d quarter 2003-08-22 Economy to recover in the third quarter with 2.7 percent growth year-on-year
047 South Korea
Seoul Korea Herald NEWS Latest Hyatt hopes to grow with Incheon Airport 2003-09-17 Post-SARS business is picking up at Hyatt hotels around the region, making this an opportune time to open a new hotel.
048 Thailand
Bangkok Bangkok Post SARS Recovery Promotion THAI in two-month promo 2003-06-16 Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) will launch its biggest promotional package to date, to be revealed at the launch on June 23
049 Thailand
Bangkok Business Day NEWS THAI struggles to fly out of worst-ever crisis 2003-06-16 Thai Airways International Plc, (THAI) is now struggling to cope with SARS - the worst crisis in its history
050 Thailand
Bangkok Bangkok Post NEWS Travel bookings reviving 2003-07-09 Figures by Amadeus, the largest reservation system operator in Asia, showed the state of the industry leading towards a recovery.
051 Thailand
Bangkok Bangkok Post NEWS Pacific Rim funds rebound after Sars 2003-07-14 19.5% return seen in last three months
052 Thailand
Bangkok Asia Times Online NEWS Thai Tennis Open hopes for post-SARS winner 2003-07-29 Government has invested 150 million baht in the Thailand Tennis Open to lure the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour
053 Thailand
Bangkok Bangkok Post NEWS Q4 revival `imminent' in Bangkok 2003-08-12 Cheaper accommodation coupled with possible discount airfares will attract more tourists to Thailand
054 Thailand
Bangkok Bangkok Post NEWS Switzerland aims for 5-8% rise in Thai visitor total 2003-09-04 Switzerland is wooing back Thai travellers, aiming to recover traffic lost during the Sars outbreak
055 Thailand
Bangkok Nation Multimedia Group NEWS We've got over Sars, says THAI 2003-10-08 Thai Airways International says it has bounced back rapidly from the Sars outbreak and will post significant earnings
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056 Thailand
Bangkok Voice of America NEWS Thai Economy Back on Fast Track 2003-10-09 Thailand's economy is back on the fast track to growth, buoyed by exports, government and consumer spending and low interest rates
057 Thailand
Bangkok Bangkok Post NEWS World Bank expects better growth in '04 2003-10-17 The impact of Sars outbreak, which reduced tourism revenues in the second quarter, did not linger or spread to other sectors
058 Thailand
Bangkok Xinhua News Agency NEWS SARS impact serious but not overwhelming 2003-10-17 Economic cost has been estimated to be in the range from 0.5 percent to 1.0 percent of annual GDP (gross domestic product) growth
059 Thailand
Phuket Phuket Gazette NEWS Sharp rise in tourism predicted 2003-08-27 Asia has made an "unexpectedly rapid recovery" from the Sars virus scare
060 United Arab Emirates
Dubai Gulf News NEWS Airlines scale heights with summer demand 2003-08-31 We have recovered from the SARS pretty quickly due to a number of factors including launching attractive promotions
061 US CA Beverly Hills Sky News NEWS Hotel Chain Sees Hope 2003-08-28 Hilton Group has posted a smaller-than-feared fall in first-half profit.
062 US CA Palo Alto Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association NOTICE Hua Yuan-Give2Asia SARS Fund 2003-05-22 The SARS Fund is to be used to help Chinese rural areas fight SARS, and to enhance scientific research and cooperation
063 US CA San Francisco Give2Asia NOTICE Hua Yuan and Give2Asia Establish Charitable Fund to Fight SARS 2003-05-22 New Fund Allows U.S. and Canadian Donors to Effectively and Accountably Support SARS Relief, Prevention, Rehabilitation in China.
064 US DC Washington MSNBC NEWS Building toward worldwide recovery 2003-09-24 Emerging economic powerhouse China has shaken off the SARS scare and is on a tear
065 US DC Washington The Straits Times NEWS Sars 'cost world trade at least $69b' 2003-10-02 Sars sickened about 8,000 people and caused 774 reported deaths when it broke out early this year.
066 US DC Washington Pacific Business News NEWS Profits down but forecast optimistic at Marriott 2003-10-09 Occupancy levels improved over the summer and had returned to pre-SARS levels in most markets by the beginning of September
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067 US MP Saipan Saipan Tribune NEWS CPA extends incentive program 2003-09-04 Airline Incentive Fee Discount Program to help airline companies recover from the adverse effects of SARS
068 US NY New York Forbes ARTICLE FACTBOX-SARS' impact on U.S. companies 2003-06-10 A summary of major U.S. corporate announcements in alphabetical order concerning the virus and the dates on which they were made.
069 US NY New York The Taipei Times NEWS SARS still hurting Chinese reliant on foreign students 2003-08-23 Small businesses dependent on China's annual influx of summer students are still reeling from the repercussions.
070 Vietnam
Hanoi Vietnam Economic Times NEWS Ecotourism designers look beyond SARS 2003-06-06 Viet Nam's ecotourism designers are confident that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) will not do any permanent damage
071 Vietnam
Hanoi Hindustan Times NEWS Vietnam's tourism revives as SARS fear fades 2003-08-01 Tourist arrivals in Vietnam sharply increased in July from June as the effects of the deadly flu-like SARS outbreak receded
072 Vietnam
Hanoi The Straits Times NEWS Harsh lessons from Sars 2003-08-04 Many have heaped praise on Vietnam, which became the first country to be declared Sars-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO)
073 Vietnam
Hanoi Vietnam News Agency NEWS July tourist arrivals in Quang Ninh peak up 2003-08-07 The Quang Ninh province tourism authority has launched a promotional campaign in the post-SARS period.
074 Vietnam
Hanoi Vietnam News Agency NEWS Viet Nam urges for joint measures to boost regional tourism 2003-08-09 Partners to jointly carry out four necessary measures to boost post-SARS tourism in Asia, emphasizing the sharing of information.
075 Vietnam
Hanoi Indian Express Newspapers NEWS Vietnam Airlines Expands Surge After SARS Scare 2003-08-19 Capitalising on a bounce-back in travel after the containment of the deadly SARS virus in Asia.
076 Vietnam
Hanoi Voice of Vietnam NEWS Foreign investment bounces back 2003-09-06 The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) had a minimal effect on the economy
077 Vietnam
Hanoi Asia Times Online NEWS Vietnam's tourist numbers begin to recover 2003-09-11 Arrival of 195,000 visitors in August shows the tourism industry in Vietnam is beginning to recover from the effects of the SARS
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078 Vietnam
Hanoi Vietnam News Agency NEWS Tourism sector rebounds after SARS 2003-09-29 A substantial investment has been made on a Vietnamese tourism advertising campaign
079 Vietnam
Hanoi Voice of Vietnam NEWS Tourism sector plays key role in economic development 2003-09-29 Tourism has made a comeback after the SARS outbreak
080 Vietnam
Hanoi Voice of Vietnam NEWS Vietnam posts high economic growth in nine months 2003-09-30 The SARS outbreak badly affected the aviation and tourism sectors
081 Vietnam
Hanoi Air Wise NEWS Vietnam Air Surges On SARS Recovery 2003-10-07 Travel bounced back after the containment of the SARS virus in Asia.
082 Vietnam
Hanoi Radio Australia NEWS Improved figures for Vietnam Airlines, despite SARS 2003-10-07 Vietnam was one of the first countries in the world to battle SARS, which triggered a global panic
083 Vietnam
Hanoi The Voice of Vietnam NEWS Hanoi strives to meet its goal of 7.5 million arrivals by 2010 2003-10-26 All these efforts have enabled Hanoi to recover quickly from the impact of SARS to welcome 500,000 tourists
084 Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam News Agency NEWS Russian trip delegation visits HCM City 2003-08-14 Fam trip arranged by Viet Nam Airlines and local tour operators, in a bid to lure more Russian holiday-makers into the city.
085 Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Vietnam News Agency NEWS Post-SARS tourism peaks up 2003-08-18 Viet Nam's post-SARS tourism is showing encouraging signs as tourist arrivals surged by 44 percent in July

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