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THAI execs, staff have to cut back on travel

Nov 07. 2019
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By THE NATION

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Thai Airways International (THAI) is trying to reduce expenditures on staff travel, another measure aimed at easing the national airline’s debt and sustaining financial liquidity in accordance with a fiscal rehabilitation plan.

“The company will suspend or postpone sending staff for training, attending meetings or working elsewhere domestically and overseas unless it’s important or it could have a negative impact on the company if they’re not sent,” said executive vice president Suvimol Bualerd.

He said the airline will be prepared well in advance for staff trips overseas to avoid having to get them visas urgently, which costs more, especially on trips to Europe.

Staffs per-diem travel allowances will be halved and the number of staff permitted to travel and their allocated days will be limited.

Suvimol said managing directors and other top executives will be asked to limit their requests for travel expenses domestically and abroad to what is already specified in current regulations.

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