Archive for August, 2010

Hotel employees demand service charges

System of tips should make way for system of service charges AH Correspondent Bangalore : The Hotel Employees Federation of India (HEFOI) urged the state governments in the country to introduce 10 per cent service charges on guests that could be utilised for their welfare. Joint convenor of HEFOI G R...

August 16th, 2010 | Hospitality | Read More

Oriental Hotels to expand in South India

Oriental Hotels, a part of the Taj Group is set on expanding its foothold in SouthIndia by setting up two hotels in two cities in the South and thus expanding the number of rooms. Raymond Bickson, MD and CEO, Indian Hotels Company announced at a press conference, “We have extensive plans to expand...

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Keys merges with Nestor Hotel

Mumbai: Keys Hotels, the mid market hotel chain has entered into a management contract with Nestor Hotels Pvt Ltd to upgrade and construct a full service 140 room hotel at Marol, Andheri East and have rechristened the erstwhile Riviera Hotel as ‘Keys Hotel Nestor’. The full service hotel will have...

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Tata Group to list Ginger Hotels

Mumbai: The Tata Group promoted Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is planning to list its two-star economy buget hotel chain Ginger Hotels (Roots Corporation Ltd) on stock exchanges as part of the company’s expansion plans. The hotel chain would be listed in the next couple of years depending on...

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Etihad – Double Standards alleged

Etihad offers special baggage allowance for Student Passengers for tickets purchased from them directly – Travel Agents protest While Travel Agents are permitted to offer 23 kg check-in baggage and 7 kg hand-carry baggage allowance to students, Etihad outlets are learnt to be offering 40 kg + 7 kg....

August 16th, 2010 | Travel | Read More

Indian air travel soaring

India’s aviation industry has recently flown through a turbulent patch. As soaring fuel prices were followed by the global downturn, India’s airline struggled with rocketing costs, and a sharp drop in passenger numbers, as Indians sharply pared back air travel. But that was last year. All together,...

August 16th, 2010 | Travel | Read More

MakeMyTrip to be first Indian firm to IPO in U.S. since 2006

MakeMyTrip Ltd., India’s largest online travel company, aims to raise as much as $100 million on the Nasdaq Stock Market to become the nation’s first firm to hold an initial share sale in the U.S. in four years. Morgan Stanley, Oppenheimer & Co. and Pacific Crest Securities LLC will manage the...

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Airlines add new fees for previously free amenities

Cleveland, US: Airlines are finding new ways to charge consumers for previously free services and amenities. Did you know some airlines are now charging if you want to pick your seat? Some airlines are now charging $5 or more for an aisle seat or emergency exit. Some are charging passengers if they need...

August 16th, 2010 | Travel | Read More

Ajay Prakash elected President of TAFI

Ajay Prakash The 16th Annual General Meeting of Travel Agents Federation of India was held at The Golden Palms Hotel at Bengaluru on 31st July 2010. The AGM elected the following new TAFI Team for the term 2010-12 President – Mr. Ajay Prakash V.President – Capt. Promod  Kohli National General Secretary...

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ETAA bares true colour of Travel Association

Commission is the legal remuneration to travel agents Karl Dantas President, ETAA ETAA has always supported the travel trade movements .We believe that ‘commission’ is the legal remuneration to travel agents for issuing and promoting  airlines ticket. It is our legitimate right. From the...

August 16th, 2010 | Travel | Read More
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