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13Jan94 UK: JACKERS JOURNAL - RENDEL PALMER AND TRITTON.

You know Christmas is over when the TV channels start churning out a weekly diet of holiday programmes. It is always nice to see our TV licence money going to a good cause when we are treated to not-noticeably-poor presenters soaking up the sun at a beachside bar in, say, the Seychelles.Well, now it seems that consulting engineers - who claim to be outrageously poor these days - are getting in on the act.Rendel Palmer and Tritton has been sending its intrepid employees to places like Bali, Lombok and the Cook Islands to prepare reports on the potential for tourism for local governments.The latest Rendel foray is St Helena - a tiny island colony in the South Atlantic where tourism has been a bit flat since its last famous visitor, Napoleon, died there in 1821.'It is a beautiful and intriguing island,' says Robert Brown of Rendel's economic studies group, 'but very few tourists venture there at present.' CONSTRUCTION NEWS