Archive for the ‘Default’ Category

Vienna’s Museum of Natural History

The history of the earth and the breathtaking variety of nature can be practically experienced due to 20 million objects: From insects to gemstones and minerals and pterodactyls, the Habsburgs united everything under the roof of this museum near the I m p e r i a l P a l a c e . Numerous taxidermy specimens...

December 19th, 2011 | Default, Featured | Read More

Our National Carriers crash-lands

Who to blame – Reckless Management or Ruthless Government Controls? Or is it rising fuel cost or cut-throat competition? Dismal operational and financial performance has brought doom over Airline Industry, by and large. Trade Circles in Aviation suffer tremor as fears intensify foreseeing imminent...

December 19th, 2011 | Default, Featured | Read More

Aviation Ministry for 26% FDI in Airlines

The civil aviation ministry has finally given the nod to a draft proposal for foreign airlines to pick up 26 per cent stake in Indian carriers, according to reliable sources. Earlier, the aviation ministry was agreeable to offer only 24 per cent stake to foreign carriers. A stake of 26 per cent gives...

December 18th, 2011 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Letter issued on 8 Dec 2011 to Turkish Airlines against Zero Commission

Mr. Adnan Aykac General Manager – India Turkish Airlines Inc   V.L. Jaghannathan, Gen. Secretary Sub: Commission Payment to Travel Agents R e f . t o D G C A O r d e r # AV.26012/2/2008-TE dtd. 5th March, 2010 & Case # WP ( C ) No. 21908 of 2011 with Hon High Court of Kerala Dear Mr. Adnan...

December 18th, 2011 | Default, Letters | Read More

APJC is where the fate & future of the travel agents in India has & is being decided….

Sapru Mathew Let me write this mail to highlight my personal views: APJC is where the fate & future of the travel agents in India has & is being decided….   Emails on unity among the a s s o c i a t i o n s h a v e b e e n crisscrossing for some time now. However this unity has been elusive...

December 18th, 2011 | Default, Letters | Read More

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre kitchens certified halal by JAKIM

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has announced that all its kitchens – Chinese, Western, Cold, Pastry and Malay – have been certified halal by Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia The halal certification confirms that every item, ingredient, manufacturer, supplier, process and procedure...

December 18th, 2011 | Default, Hospitality | Read More

Starwood’s Aloft Brand Debuts in Southeast Asia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide opens its first Aloft brand hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. Aloft Bangkok – Sukhumvit 11 features 296 guestrooms with loft-like décor with nine-foot ceilings, platform beds, oversized showerheads and Blisso Spa products. Aloft Bangkok – Sukhumvit 11 General Manager...

December 18th, 2011 | Default, Hospitality | Read More

Govts should not burden aviation industry with more taxes

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), admitting that the most immediate issue it is trying to tackle is taxation, has cautioned governments implementing austerity measures against using aviation as a soft target for imposing new or increased taxes. Director-general and chief executive officer...

December 18th, 2011 | Aviation, Default | Read More

AI debt recast to cripple banks: Finance ministry

The finance ministry has raised a red flag over restructuring of over Rs 21,000 crore of Air India’s debt and said that unsecured loans could not be part of the recast plan as banks would be “crippled” by a hit of around Rs 10,000 crore. AI debt recast to cripple banks: Finance ministry...

December 18th, 2011 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Investors dump Kingfisher, Jet Airways, GMR stocks

Some of India’s biggest aviation firms GMR Infrastructure (GMR Infra), Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines have come under a cloud, forcing investors to dump these stocks last Friday. While GMR Infra was affected by an adverse court ruling in Maldives, Jet and Kingfisher counters witnessed s e...

December 18th, 2011 | Aviation, Default | Read More
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