Archive for January, 2012

National President Clarifies to all the issues raised by the Travel Agents

Biji Eapen President, IAAI Dear Krishna Rao, Greetings from IAAI. Thanks for your mail dated 23rd Dec 2011 regarding the issues pertaining to our travel trade. Let me take this opportunity to clarify and brief you on certain points you had mentioned. YES. As you have said rightly, we are stepping into...

January 27th, 2012 | Default, Featured, IAAI, News | Read More

IAAI Own Portal – itop.travel owned by IAAI is exclusively for the IAAI Test run successfully completed

The online portal “itop.travel” owned by IAAI is exclusively for the IAAI Test run successfully completed Members. The test run of the portal has been successfully completed and is ready for use by the IAAI members from any time now. Presently, more than 60 members of IAAI, who are the stake...

January 22nd, 2012 | Default, IAAI, News | Read More

Disastrous Weekly Payment haunts Travel Agents

Associations turn Assassins – Protectors turn Destructors Several Associations play mute game in self interest. One sided regulations imposed by Airlines benefit select large Travel Agents and drowns medium and small Agents. Genocide awaits majority of Agents. Surviving Select Agents hand-in-glove...

January 21st, 2012 | Default, Featured, News | Read More

Travel Agents seek clarification from Associations:

  BR KRISHNA RAO A number of travel agents all over the country sought clarification on various matters affecting their business. One such letter from Mr. B. R. Krishna Rao of M/s of R. K. World Tours and Travels, Chennai addressed to the National President, IAAI is reproduced. We understand similar...

January 21st, 2012 | Default, IAAI, News | Read More

Air Transport Markets Weaken in November

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for November showing a softening in passenger markets while air cargo markets remained weak compared to levels attained earlier in the year. Passenger traffic was 4.3% above November 2010 levels but this is...

January 21st, 2012 | Default, Featured, IATA | Read More

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana Beach stretches from Posts Dois near Princesa Isabel Avenue all the way down to Posto Seis. From end to end it’s about 4 kilometres long. The name Copacabana is derived from the Virgin de Copacabana who is the patron saint of Bolivia. A chapel in the Virgin’s honour was built near the...

January 21st, 2012 | Default, Featured | Read More

Indian Aviation industry in 2011

A v i a t i o n e x p e r t s projected that though air traffic would continue to grow strongly, financial recovery of the airline industry would be slow. The Indian aviation industry faced a paradoxical situation in 2011 suffering huge losses in the face of a burgeoning domestic air traffic, as it battled...

January 20th, 2012 | Default, IATA | Read More

Thai “Ladyboy” airline takes to the skies

PC AIR decided to set itself apart from its competitors by hiring “katoeys” – as transsexuals are known in Thailand – when it received more than 100 applicants from “ladyboys” for the jobs. Thailand has one of the world’s largest populations of “ladyboys”...

January 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Civil Aviation Ministry in favour of higher FDI cap

The Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to drop its opposition to higher investment by foreign airlines in the sector and agree to let them hold up to 49% in domestic carriers, the Economic Times reported on Saturday, citing an unidentified ministry official. The country’s new civil aviation minister,...

January 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Exorbitant IATA Annual Agency Fees for 2012 ?????

IATA has increased its annual fees for 2012 exorbitantly per location to INR 10779 from INR 3952. We were surprised when we saw their Invoice which had included additional charges with regards to Certificate Fees of INR 1259 + Service Tax INR 1204 + Education Cess INR 24 + H Education Cess INR 12 totaling...

January 20th, 2012 | Default, Letters | Read More
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