Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Zeroing in …. Don’t give up

S. Saldanha, National Treasurer, IAAI My friend Vinod dropped in to my office this morning. After initial pleasantries, he formally gave me his fresh business card as a “Sales Manager” for one of the leading online portals. “What happened to your old company ?” I asked in surprise. “Well, we...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Weekly Payments – The Final Death Knell ?

V. L. Jaghannathan, General Secretary, IAAI Is Weekly payments the final death knell for the already paralysed and impoverished travel agent fraternity ? Undoubtedly YES . And it could be the last straw on camel’s back, the hapless travel agents . It is another stick wielded by the Airlines time...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

TrawellTag Assist: a comprehensive concierge programme

Dev Karvat Managing Director Trawelltag “Karvat Travel Services Pvt. Ltd” had launched a new bundle product named “TrawellTag Assist”. TrawellTag Assist is a comprehensive concierge programme which provides with a 24 x 7 worldwide Travel assistance by providing information on the city / location,...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Crawlers besiege Indian Railways

Osama is gone. But what about the crawlers that infest Indian Railways, creating nightmare for passengers? A Congress party functionary in Mumbai has alerted Railway authorities to frequently seeing rats and cockroaches in long distance trains. Guru Nair, Vice Chairman of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Delay lifting liquids ban: EC urges

The European Commission advised European Union member states to defer lifting a ban on carrying liquids on board flights, saying it wanted to avoid potential disruption for passengers. Aban on taking more than 100 ml of liquids on board flights, in place since 2006, was due to be partially lifted in...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Radiation on Jap container

Belgium’s radiation safety regulator has discovered radiation levels surpassing European Union limits on a shipping container from Japan, reported Reuters. The agency is decontaminating the container after it found radiation from Cesium-137 being emitted at a level of 0.5 microsieverts per hour...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Airline industry needs bio-fuel

Air Transport Action Group Executive Director Paul Steele said the airline industry failing to achieve its stated goal of a 1.5% improvement in fuel efficiency/carbon dioxide emissions annually through 2020 and CO2-neutral growth beyond 2020 would “destroy our credibility.” But he cautioned...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

IATA Sees 10 Airlines Joins Carbon Scheme this Year

Ten airlines are expected to start investing in projects this year that earn carbon credits under a UN scheme to help offset emissions, officials said on Friday as Kenya Airways became the first African carrier to enlist. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is running a carbon offset programme...

May 13th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

New airport at Jhansi

A new Airport is set to come up inJhansi aiming to promote theJhansi, Khajuraho and Gwaliortourist circuit.The Uttar Pradesh government had only increase tourist inflow, but alsotake some load off Khajurahoairport, which is 185 km away inMadhya Pradesh.The Jhansi district administration coming to Madhya...

April 25th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

IIPT meet to discuss Tourism

The 5th IIPT African Conferencewas inaugurated by CatherineNamugala, Minister of Tourism,En v i r o nme n t a n d Na t u r a lResources, Zambia.The Conference will be held atLusaka, Zambia from May 15-20.Discussions will focus on “’Meetingthe Challenges of Climate Changeto Tourism in Africa and...

April 21st, 2011 | Travel | Read More
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