Archive for July, 2010

Bird Academy signs MOU with Star Alliance to train Travel Agents

Bird Academy, the educational arm of the Bird Group, announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Star Alliance to conduct training programs for IATA Travel Agents in India. Bird Academy trainers will coach participants on the features of Star Alliance including Frequent Flyer...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

New guidelines for pilots for landings and bathroom breaks

After the Mangalore crash last month, the government has issued a new set of guidelines for all airlines. A circular from the Civil Aviation Ministry lists the correct landing procedures, as well as the protocol to be followed by pilots and crew in the cockpit. In the Mangalore crash, India’s worst...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

United Airlines tests natural gas synthetic jet fuel on flight

United Airlines Friday said it completed the first flight by a U.S.commercial airline using natural gas synthetic jet fuel. “This flight confirms our assumptions about how this fuel performs on a commercial aircraft and is the next step in our effort to stimulate competition in the aviation fuel supply...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

The International Food Fair 2010- AAHAR

August 26-28, 2010, Chennai Trade and Convention Centre The International Food Fair will provide a platform for facilitating trade transactions and technological absorption over a wide spectrum of food products and food technology industry. The event will showcase achievements and technological advancement...

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8,659 hotel rooms completed for CWG 2010

With a view to take stock of the various arrangements related to the augmentation of hotel accommodation coming up for the Common wealth Games, Delhi,2010 in the National Capital Region(NCR) of Delhi, a high level meeting of the Task Force was held under the chairmanship of Sujit Banerjee,Secretary,...

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A new e-marketing opportunity launched in London

The London-based International Tourism Trade Fairs Association(ITTFA), has launched a new e-marketing opportunity aimed at the travel industry. The association has put together an extensive and significant list of contacts which are available to the industry on a select and send basis.This data base...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

600 hospitality professionals discuss investment initiatives

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2010 was attended by more than 600 hospitality industry professionals from 42 countries with a significant increase in participants from the hotel investment sector. The conference kicked off with the Leaders’ Panel, which looked at how industry CEOs...

July 8th, 2010 | Featured, General | Read More

Two Suns on 21thJune 2010

21st June – the Whole World is waiting for……… Star Aderoid will be the brightest in the sky, starting 10 June.It will look as large as the sun from naked eye. This will culminate on 21st june when the star comes within 34.65Mmiles of the earth. Be sure to watch the sky on june....

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

Dental tourism in India shows an upward trend

Even amidst the on- going economic crisis, dental tourists are heading towards Asian countries for various dental treatments. India, which has been making news in the recent past as a medical tourism hub, still continues to attract a large number of dental tourists. So what is it that has sustained dental...

July 8th, 2010 | Tourism | Read More

Manglore survivor ran with passport to get arrival stamp: AI will hire him

Air India Express Flight IX 812 from Dubai had plunged into a gorge and was burning when 24-year old Joel Pratap D’Souza crawled out, miraculously unhurt. Anyone else in his position would have headed straight to a hospital. But D’Souza, from Vamanjur in Mangalore, had more important things...

July 7th, 2010 | General | Read More
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