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Elsie Chia-Ozaku Appointed Director, Global Sales -
Raffles International hotels in Singapore
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SINGAPORE, 1 March 2004  – Raffles International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Elsie Chia-Ozaku as Director, Global Sales - Singapore Hotels. She will be based in Tokyo. 

As Director, Global Sales - Singapore Hotels, Mrs Ozaku will focus on increasing outbound business from Japan to the four Raffles International hotels in Singapore, namely, Raffles Hotel, Raffles The Plaza, Swissôtel The Stamford and Swissôtel Merchant Court. 

Japan is a major feeder market for Singapore, with Japanese visitors accounting for more than 433,000 arrivals in 2003. This number put Japan’s outbound market in the top five visitor-generating markets for Singapore last year.

Having worked for over 18 years for the Singapore Tourism Board in Japan where she last held the position of Regional Director for North Asia, Mrs Ozaku has an in-depth knowledge and experience of the Japanese tourism sector. She was actively involved in various tourism and tourism-related associations and councils and these include positions as a Board Member of the Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau and as Hakodate City Tourism Ambassador. 

Mrs Ozaku holds a Bachelor of Science degree (First Class Honours) from the University of Singapore and a Certificate in Japanese from the Reitaku School of Japanese. 

Raffles Holdings Limited is a hospitality company listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. It is headquartered in Singapore and has an approximate 12,000-room portfolio comprising hotels and resorts in 31 destinations across Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. 

Raffles International Limited is the hotel management arm of Raffles Holdings Limited. Formed in 1989, Raffles International Limited is a name well respected in the industry for its standards of quality, award-winning concepts and innovative approach towards hotel management. Raffles International markets its hotels and resorts under two brands -- Raffles Hotels & Resorts and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. 

 

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Contact:
Judith Tan
Director
Media Relations
& Communications
Raffles International Ltd
Tel: (65) 6430 1366
Email: judith.tan@raffles.com

 
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November 2003
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