COMMUNICATIONS NEWS: Burma Campaign confident of travel company pull out

The Burma Campaign UK is confident that it can convince a multi-national travel company to sever all links with the region.

The group wants Kuoni Travel, one of the largest travel companies in Europe, to stop offering holidays to the country and advertising the military governed dictatorship as an attractive destination for tourists to visit.

The organisation has asked Kuoni for further information and requested a meeting, but has not yet received a response. The travel company is based in Switzerland but has offices in Britain.

Mark Farmaner, spokesman at the Burma Campaign, said that he was confident that Kuoni would follow the lead of several other large companies, including Adidas, Triumph, Pepsi and Premier Oil, and cut links with the region.

"Our track record is 100 per cent. But before launching a campaign, we approach a company, ask them for information and request a meeting. We're at this stage now.

"We'll be contacting them again and hopefully we'll be able to persuade them to change their mind and not have to launch a campaign against them,

he said.

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