Archive for April, 2012

Wyndham appoints Frank Trampert as MD, APAC

Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Frank Trampert as Managing Director of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. An experienced hospitality executive, Trampert is charged with overseeing operations, development and the execution of crossfunctional brand initiatives in APAC. He will be based in Hong Kong. Prior...

April 24th, 2012 | Default, States | Read More

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board wins “Best Tourism Marketing “ award

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, the governing body of one of the f a s t e s t g r owi n g t o u r i sm destinations in India has won the “Best Tourism Promotion ” award at International Tourism Conclave & Travel Awards (ITCTA) held in Shimla. The board has received the award from Sri Prem Kumar...

April 24th, 2012 | Default, States | Read More

Articulating industry’s requirements and support policies needed to facilitate growth of the hospitality sector by 2021- Report

HVS, the world’s leading hospitality consulting and services organization, in collaboration with WTTC, India Initiative, releases a White Paper on “Hotel Room Supply, Capital Investment and Manpower Requirement by 2021”. Tourism is an intensely competitive, focused, rapidly evolving business...

April 23rd, 2012 | Default, Report | Read More

IATO holds ‘Adventure & Rural Tourism’ seminar at Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

Seminar to attract over 300 delegates including senior government officials,members of inbound trade and media The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will hold Adventure and Rural Tourism Seminar from 21-22 April, 2012 at Japyee Residency Manor, Mussoorie. The theme of the convention is “Hunar...

April 23rd, 2012 | Default, Featured | Read More

Fare exploitation by domestic airlines

Domestic air fares all over India are sky rocketing than last month, artificially driven to double the regular prices. For instance, COK/DEL fares have been hiked from Rs 7200 to an exorbitant price of Rs 15800/- and even more than that as the demand increases. Cancellation of Kingfisher flights, fluctuations...

April 23rd, 2012 | Default, Featured | Read More

Weekly Payment… A myth or a reality in the Karnataka Case??

Legal correspondent – Bengaluru It was observed that the industry is fed with circulars and mails regarding the Karnataka Court case filed by TAFI in July 2011 and the subsequent impleading petition from TAAI into the case , reportedly to rescue the travel agent fraternity from the clutches of...

April 23rd, 2012 | Default, Featured | Read More

Travel Agents and the Budget 2012

The Budget presented by Hon. Union Finance Minister in the Parliament seeks to revive the growth momentum in the economy, with a focus on Infrastructure Development, Agriculture & Rural Economy and Inclusive Growth. An attempt is made in the Union Budget to address some of the basic problems in the...

April 22nd, 2012 | Default, IAAI | Read More

Service Tax 2012-13 after Abatement

By Joseph Ravi The Union Budget for 2012-13 presented in the Parliament makes the following provisions : Airport Services: means any service provided or to be provide in an Airport or a civil enclave. Taxable Service: means any service provided or to be provided to any person, by airports authority or...

April 22nd, 2012 | Default, IAAI | Read More

Virgin announces return to Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic has today announced that it will launch new flights to London from Mumbai, India’s thriving Commercial Center on Monday 29 October 2012. The daily flight will serve the UK and open up easy connections from London Heathrow Airport to cities in the United States of America including...

April 22nd, 2012 | Default | Read More

Update of various legal cases

A ) Weekly Payment Case with Hon. Madras High Court In the Civil Suit No. 32 of 2012 filed by 4 IAAI Members belonging to IAAI – Tamilnadu State Unit. Matter came up for hearing on 10th April 2012 . The Counter Affidavit filed by IAAI Members in the matter of Impleading Petition from Austrian Airlines...

April 21st, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More
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