KUONI
has said it does not expect the latest SARS case in Singapore to hit bookings –
just weeks after it launched a promotional campaign to the Far East.

The
World Health Organisation and the Singapore Tourism Board said the latest case
in Singapore is mild and isolated and is not regarded as a public health
concern.

It
is thought a 27-year-old postgraduate medical student may have been infected in
a laboratory accident.

Kuoni
managing director Sue Biggs said: “We are monitoring every week how each
Far East country is doing and it is going to be a steady climb out of what was
a pretty big hole.”

The
president of the World Travel and Tourism Council Jean-Claude Baumgarten
praised Singapore authorities for its quick action in isolating the case.