Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Death Knell for Ordinary Travel Agents

Z-airlines target ordinary travel agents. Only large agents to stay hat the Airlines do not yet recognize is that the changes they arbitrarily implement would ultimately undermine their own credibility and existence. Anti Trust Laws, Competition Laws would eventually send them crawl on their knees. AH...

July 27th, 2010 | General | Read More

Fair Trade Commission warned Air India

South Korean regulator Fair Trade Commission has warned Air India and Scandinavian Airlines against indulging in unfair trade practices,and imposed a fine of nearly USD100 million on 19 other international carriers.”The Commission found that the 21 airlines had conspired to introduce fuel surcharges...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

AirAsia X to spend $5 million on advertising in India

AirAsia X, the low fare Malaysian airline, has earmarked a budget of$5 million for advertising in India.The publicity campaign will coincide with its flight being introduced to Delhi and some other Indian airlines. AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman Rani told that he preferred print and online publicity to television...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

Bird Academy signs MOU with Star Alliance to train Travel Agents

Bird Academy, the educational arm of the Bird Group, announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Star Alliance to conduct training programs for IATA Travel Agents in India. Bird Academy trainers will coach participants on the features of Star Alliance including Frequent Flyer...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

New guidelines for pilots for landings and bathroom breaks

After the Mangalore crash last month, the government has issued a new set of guidelines for all airlines. A circular from the Civil Aviation Ministry lists the correct landing procedures, as well as the protocol to be followed by pilots and crew in the cockpit. In the Mangalore crash, India’s worst...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

United Airlines tests natural gas synthetic jet fuel on flight

United Airlines Friday said it completed the first flight by a U.S.commercial airline using natural gas synthetic jet fuel. “This flight confirms our assumptions about how this fuel performs on a commercial aircraft and is the next step in our effort to stimulate competition in the aviation fuel supply...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

The International Food Fair 2010- AAHAR

August 26-28, 2010, Chennai Trade and Convention Centre The International Food Fair will provide a platform for facilitating trade transactions and technological absorption over a wide spectrum of food products and food technology industry. The event will showcase achievements and technological advancement...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

8,659 hotel rooms completed for CWG 2010

With a view to take stock of the various arrangements related to the augmentation of hotel accommodation coming up for the Common wealth Games, Delhi,2010 in the National Capital Region(NCR) of Delhi, a high level meeting of the Task Force was held under the chairmanship of Sujit Banerjee,Secretary,...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

A new e-marketing opportunity launched in London

The London-based International Tourism Trade Fairs Association(ITTFA), has launched a new e-marketing opportunity aimed at the travel industry. The association has put together an extensive and significant list of contacts which are available to the industry on a select and send basis.This data base...

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

600 hospitality professionals discuss investment initiatives

The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2010 was attended by more than 600 hospitality industry professionals from 42 countries with a significant increase in participants from the hotel investment sector. The conference kicked off with the Leaders’ Panel, which looked at how industry CEOs...

July 8th, 2010 | Featured, General | Read More
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