Archive for January, 2011

Remuneration to travel agents is still on

The year 2010 is coming to an end. But the Airlines Travel Agents plight continues to be the same, although the court verdict has gone in favour of them that under Indian constitution Agency commission have to be paid by the Air Lines to the Travel Agents. More time may be bought, but ultimately, the...

January 26th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

World Travel Awards calls for nominations

World Travel Awards is issuing a call to those organisations that aspire to be the best of the best in the business to participate in the 2011 World Travel Awards. The highest accolade in travel and tourism, the awards is hailed as the Oscars of the travel industry by the media worldwide for identifying...

January 26th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Hi, Tweet your way home

Power of Social Media is making waves across the globe. Helping the marooned, stranded, hapless. Social media is increasingly becoming an essential communication tool for the travel industry, according to Abacus International. The recent Icelandic volcanic eruption demonstrated the power and reach of...

January 26th, 2011 | Featured | Read More

Open the sky: Saudi urged

Saudi Arabia’s new consumer protection body has urged the Saudi Government to open its skies to other airlines in the Gulf region. The Association for Consumer Protection announced in early Jan-2011 that it has approached the government to embrace liberalisation of the domestic market for air travel,...

January 26th, 2011 | News | Read More

Hiring of ATCs on war footing

The government seems to have finally taken cognisance of the long-pending shortage of Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in the country’s airports and has commenced recruitments to the posts to make air travel safer. “We have recruited 338 ATCs and their training is going on. We have also issued an...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Air India Advised pay freeze

To turn around ailing Air India, financial advisory firm Deloitte has suggested a series of measures, including a freeze on any increase in pay or promotion of its 31,000 employees for the next three years. The airline has an annual wage bill of Rs 3,100 crore and the report has said as many as 2,600...

January 26th, 2011 | Airlines | Read More

AirAsia pulls out Of Hyderabad

Malaysian low-fare carrier AirAsia Berhad will suspends operations from the Hyderabad airport because of increased levies on international passengers, setting a precedent that could hurt operators of swank, new airports built with billions of dollars in investment. AirAsia’s move comes about two...

January 26th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Fare hike: Goa Tourism hope dashed

The much celebrated Goa holidays during Christmas and Goa parties on New Year’s Eve has faded out due to the high cost of air tickets to the smallest state of India. According to tourism officials, except for the days of Christmas and New Year, travel business in Goa was very low during the full...

January 26th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Harsh penalty awaits Booze pilots

Drunken Pilot will risk his license cancelled for five years. DGCA is getting tough on boozing pilots. Aviation regulator is tightening the screws on ‘drunken flying’. In the stiffest penalties for pilots and cabin crew who consume alcohol before reporting for duty, the DGCA has ruled that...

January 26th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Indo- Russian agreement on $35 billion fifth generation stealth fighter

Officially declared as the “biggest ever defence program in the history of India”, costing an estimated $35 billion from the Indian side, the fifth generation stealth fighter project is called the Perspective Multirole Fighter (PMF) and will be an advanced version of the Russian Fifth Generation...

January 26th, 2011 | Travel | Read More
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