Archive for December, 2011

THAI Best Airline in Southeast Asia

Thai Airways International (THAI) was awarded the Best Airline in Southeast Asia at the Global Traveler Magazine’s 2011 GT Tested Awards. Thai Airways General Manager for USA, Central and South America, Sutsveta Svetasobhana, was quoted in eTurbo News as having said that it is a great honour to...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Travel | Read More

Makalu Base Camp Trek

John Paul Van Der Woerd from Amsterdam had trekked to Kanchenjunga in 2007. He returned to Nepal again this year in November, to try another challenging trek to the base of the world’s fifth highest mountain Mt. Makalu at 8475m. Though it was a difficult and challenging trek, John along with three...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Europe hotel prices jump for this New Year

For the New Year’s Eve weekend report, cities across Europe such as Prague (268 percent increase), Edinburgh (196 percent increase), Venice (130 percent increase) and Amsterdam (119 percent increase) have significantly increased hotel prices compared to their average price for December. The UK...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

Belfast Titanic walking tour

A group of top travel agents from Denmark and Sweden was in Northern Ireland recently, to experience for themselves some of the many things to do and see on holiday. After visiting Belfast and enjoying a Titanic walking tour, the Belfast Titanic group spent time at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default | Read More

‘Good Tourism’ Launched in Yanoda, China

UNESCO’s Funds-in-Trust Project named “Good Tourism” was launched in Yanoda, a Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone in Hainan province, China on December 3, 2011. “Inspired by the ‘Rise of Good Tourism’ session during the PATA 60th Anniversary & Conference, UNESCO has initiated the project...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More

‘Hunar Se Rozgar Tak’ programme announced by Union Minister for Tourism

Ministry of Tourism (MoT), Government of India has outlined several new initiatives for the programme Hunar Se Rozgar Tak (HSR) during the 12th Five-Year Plan. This information was provided by Subodh Kant Sahai, Union Minister for Tourism, while addressing the meeting of the Consultative Committee of...

December 22nd, 2011 | Default, Featured, Tourism | Read More

Emirates’ to Fly: Dublin to Dubai

STARTING next year Emirates will launch a daily Dublin (Ireland) to Dubai (UAE) service carrying 15 tonnes of belly-hold cargo. Emirates SkyCargo is already active in Ireland, primarily transporting goods through Manchester and London (both UK). Pharmaceuticals, which make up nearly a quarter of Ireland’s...

December 22nd, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Bahrain destroys ‘explosive’ package

SECURITY forces were on high alert after it was reported that a package containing explosives was discovered and destroyed at Bahrain’s airport. Bahrain’s interior ministry reported that explosives were discovered but later amended that, saying: “after examining [the] package at [the] lab it turns...

December 22nd, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Decline in Air Freight Continues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for October. Cargo demand was 4.7% below the same month in 2010 while passenger traffic showed a 3.6% rise over previous year levels. “Cargo is the story of the month.  Since mid-year the market has shrunk by almost...

December 22nd, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Recession lingers over LAX

OCTOBER 2011 volumes at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are worse than those during October 2008 when the recession hit. This October volumes dropped 10.7 per cent, as Asian imports remained weak. There has been no notable growth – except 0.8 per cent between September and October, as ocean...

December 20th, 2011 | Cargo | Read More
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