Archive for January, 2011

Chinese High Speed Rail To take on airlines

China will open its USD$33 billion high-speed rail link between Beijing and Shanghai in June, state media said on Tuesday, cutting the journey between the two cities in half to less than five hours. The 1,318-kilometre (819-mile) railway, which has cost CNY220.9 billion yuan (USD$33.45 billion) to build,...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

PNB joins hands with IAAI

Collateral free credit facilities Co branded Credit Card with zero charges Punjab National Bank , largest nationalised bank in India has joined hands with IAAI .The Bank has crossed a business of over Rs.5 Lakh Crores and has a customer base of over 60 million.The Bank has been recently awarded ‘Best...

January 26th, 2011 | Featured, News | Read More

Royal Wedding sparks great holiday getaway

It is being billed as an event expected to bring a huge influx of tourists to the UK, but the Royal Wedding in April is also leading to thousands of Britons taking advantage of the extra bank holiday by taking trips abroad. Travel agents across the UK are reporting a “massive” surge in bookings around...

January 25th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Civil Aviation Economic Advisory Council

Biji Eapen ,President ,IAAI MoCA dampened public anger over unprecedented fare hike ending up with some domestic Airlines pressure-quoting BOM-DEL above Rs. 26,000/- by announcing formation of a regulatory body styled “Civil Aviation Economic Advisory Council” – Tariff Monitoring Unit. IAAI...

January 25th, 2011 | IAAI | Read More

Indian carriers in fine mettle

Mumbai: Air Lines in India braved all the odds and came out of the woods unscathed during end 2010. Even as air passenger traffic (APT) saw a decline of 0.8% internationally in November due to slow economic growth, industrial labour actions and bad weather, airlines in India not only braved the conditions...

January 25th, 2011 | News | Read More

Air passengers should be free from transaction fee

Airlines should not have the leverage to fix prices based on demand, which would certainly lead to cartelization among the carriers. Fares should be published minimum with 2 or 3 months validity well in advance enable traveling public – tourist / LTC all to schedule their plans accordingly. Fares cannot...

January 25th, 2011 | News | Read More

Letter 2

Sir: Every single individual gets paid for the services he renders in whichever form. So why are we (the Travel Agents fraternity) left out in the cold ? We want our rightful commission, come what may. We are grateful to IAAI and Mr. Biji Eapen, President, for the various efforts, including legal battle,...

January 25th, 2011 | Letters | Read More

Sir: Allow me draw your attention to the happenings in the Travel Industry, during the last couple of years particularly: “Zero Commission”, TAP, Service Tax, Disparity of Fares on internet and GDS, ADMs etc. Though many made a lot of noise, it is only IAAI, which has persevered and even today fighting...

January 25th, 2011 | Letters | Read More

MoCA forms “Civil Aviation Economic Advisory Council” to check price exploitation by Airlines

Domestic fare along BOM-DEL sector went sky high last month, artificially driven up five times the regular price. Fare fluctuations in other areas took tidal wave rises as if in an open market albeit government controls. Public anger fumed wide. As if to contain people’s wrath, MoCA immediately...

January 25th, 2011 | Featured | Read More

IATA-ITDI chooses KOCHI another time for Regional ATC Congress

Subtle memories of Kochi’s backwaters haunting them, IATA stages a come back to Willingdon Island a second time in one year. ASIA ATC Regional Congress is to be held in Willingdon Island on 17th & 18th February 2011 at the TAJ Residency where was held the annual meet of 2009. The function is...

January 25th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More
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