Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Two Suns on 21thJune 2010

21st June – the Whole World is waiting for……… Star Aderoid will be the brightest in the sky, starting 10 June.It will look as large as the sun from naked eye. This will culminate on 21st june when the star comes within 34.65Mmiles of the earth. Be sure to watch the sky on june....

July 8th, 2010 | General | Read More

Manglore survivor ran with passport to get arrival stamp: AI will hire him

Air India Express Flight IX 812 from Dubai had plunged into a gorge and was burning when 24-year old Joel Pratap D’Souza crawled out, miraculously unhurt. Anyone else in his position would have headed straight to a hospital. But D’Souza, from Vamanjur in Mangalore, had more important things...

July 7th, 2010 | General | Read More

South Africa rolls out welcome mat as World Cup FIFA kicks off :

Gears up travel, tourism & hotel revenue South Africa began its World Cup party with travellers flocking to a star-studded concert and fan festivals on the eve of Africa’s first staging of the biggest show on earth.”Football is not only a game.But football is connecting people allover...

July 7th, 2010 | General | Read More

Thai PM offers olive branch to protesters; tension still smouldering heavily affecting tourism

Thailand’s Prime Minister promised an independent probe into “all events”surrounding the Red Shirt protests, and called for reconciliation to heal deep political divisions that led to wide spread violence and 83deaths in two months,causing heavy damage to tourism and its revenue and...

June 10th, 2010 | General | Read More

Leave the Travel blues to TravellTag and fly peacefully

Dev Karvat, ExecutiveDirector of Karvat Group,Mumbai talks to theAviation Herald Even though airlines try to ensure that the checked-in baggage arrive at the destination in safe condition and the passengers take care, there are cases of lost or damaged baggage due to in-flight, airport or transit mishandling...

June 10th, 2010 | General | Read More

Prime Minister will inaugurate new airport terminal

Prime Minister ManmohanSingh will inaugurate the new international terminal of the Thiruvananthapuram airport by May end. The state government was providing all assistance to the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for the construction work, Kerala Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Vijayakumar told...

June 10th, 2010 | General | Read More

A billion merger of United and Continental airlines

United Airlines and Continental Airlines agreed to a $3 billion merger that would create the world’s biggest airline, replacing Delta Air Lines as the top carrier. United Airline’s purchase of Continental, would form a a leading presence in the top domestic markets, including New York, Chicago...

June 10th, 2010 | General | Read More

Germany Hosts IATA AGM and World Air Transport Summit

Berlin is going to be the global aviation capital from 6-8 June2010.Berlin will become the world capital of the aviation industry for three days. This will be the third time that Germany hosts the IATA AGM. Of the 700expected delegates, nearly one-third will be the chief executives of IATA’s 230member...

June 10th, 2010 | General | Read More

Tourism Sector is not only a major contributor to the growth of the economy but a generator of employment opportunities as well

Union Minister for Tourism Kumari Shelja on the tourism senario in India The last year has been quite hard on all of us in the industry. Today we are at a juncture where the Industry, all over the world, is recovering from the negative impact of the global economic slowdown. It is to our credit that...

June 10th, 2010 | General | Read More

Indians form 60% of Qatar Airways recruits

Indians accounted for more than half of the recruitments, including global positions, made by QatarAirways, said Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.”Currently, we are recruiting people from three Indian destinations and these include those for global positions”, he told reporters here...

June 10th, 2010 | General | Read More
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