Archive for August, 2010

Zero Airlines plan ” Vision 2015 ” for Travel Fraternity

Best travel agent achievement award of Kerala Shridayavedi being presented to V. S. Abdul Kareem, Chairman & Managing Director of Creative Tours & Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd., by the Minister of Home and Tourism Kodiyeri Balakrishnan at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum. N. K. Pramachandran, Irrigation Minister, Cherian...

August 16th, 2010 | IAAI | Read More

From IAAI’s desk – Airlines should restore 5% commission

Biji Eapen IAAI President Following IAAI’s writ petition # WP (C) 16644, starting second half of July 2010, DGCA issued to all “Zero” Airlines ultimatum of 14 days to pay commission @ 5% failing in which appropriate penal action would follow. Non-paying Airlines such as Lufthansa, British...

August 16th, 2010 | Featured, IAAI | Read More

FedEx Trade adds 3 offices in Europe

Offices are in Rotterdam, Hamburg and Frankfurt Memphis: FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and growing international ocean and air freight forwarder, today announced that it has opened additional offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany. Since initiating its...

August 16th, 2010 | Cargo | Read More

Surat Cargo Hub project on hold

AAI doesn’t see financial viability of the project Surat: The Airport Authority of India (AAI), which had drawn up plans of expansion for the city’s airport, has now said that the plan has been kept on hold till the financial viability is verified and readiness of major airlines to shift...

August 16th, 2010 | Cargo | Read More

‘Tis a sweet noise to hear, These green leaves drinking near

A quick list of places to visit in India during the monsoon season Ladakh and Leh In the furthest far flung corner of northern India, in Ladakh near the Indus Valley, lies the town of Leh. This remote place has become a popular tourist destination since Ladakh was opened to foreigners in 1974. Bounded...

August 16th, 2010 | Travel | Read More

Following Elizabeth Gilbert’s footsteps

Global travel industry courting ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ fans In Bali, they’re seeking guidance from a spiritual healer. In Rome, they’re lapping up gelato. And in India, they’re visiting temples. Fans of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir “Eat, Pray, Love,”...

August 16th, 2010 | Travel | Read More

Abu Dhabi gets ‘Platinum Airport’ status from IATA

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has achieved Platinum Airport status from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for adopting 100% bar coded boarding passes (BCBP). “Abu Dhabi Airports Company is proud to be spearheading the adoption of new technology in airports, as we engineer the...

August 16th, 2010 | Aviation | Read More

The skies look brighter again

Passenger traffic grew 22 per cent between January-June and the seat factor for private airlines were above 80% India’s aviation industry is enjoying strong growth amongst some of its largest airlines.The carriers, who were battered by shrinking traffic and high fuel costs in the past two years,...

August 16th, 2010 | Aviation | Read More

Now an earthly boom to match that in the skies

Year 2010 is witnessing many new airports springing up allover the nation with the Aviation sector in the path of yet another revival after all the un certainties of two years, the infrastructure too is getting ready for a big leap. All over India, many green field airport projects are on various stages...

August 16th, 2010 | Aviation | Read More

TAP – A Damocles’ Sword

IAAI all set to fight the menace with a powerful seven-point action plan Unfortunately IATA-India is taking sides of the foreign airlines in their ominous game to wipe out all but a handful of “favored” agents in India. And worse still, travel agents representatives in APJC-India endorsed IATA’s...

August 16th, 2010 | IAAI | Read More
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