Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Travel agents beware! The ordinary travel agents and tour operators will have to pull their shutters down unless they merge themselves as subsidiaries to the OTA giants in India. But no agents are aware or bothered about their own survival or safety of their business ventures. One of the leading prominent Gulf carriers – Qatar Airways, recently published...

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AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

January 12th 2016 will be a historic day for the annals of the IATA Agents Association of India heralding the beginning of a new Travel & Tourism Trade related activity for this “Association by the Agents for the Agents’. On that day, IAAI signed an MoU with the Tourism Department of the Sunrise State – Andhra Pradesh to be a preferred...

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Termination of BSP Cheque pick up facility

Termination of BSP Cheque pick up facility

The Indian Travel Trade industry is going to be affected severely from 1st January, 2016, onwards.  The new decision to use services of National Automated Clearing House (NACH), the electronic transaction facilities, will ease and enhance financial processing of IATA’s Clearance House. It can also be termed as a part of IATA’s “StB” (simplifying...

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IAAI delegation meets the Union Minister

IAAI delegation meets the Union Minister

Demand is in Ministry’s active file An IAAI Delegation, led by IT Department asks Biji Eapen, had a fruitful meeting with Shri. Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Hon’ble Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India on 20th June 2014. Other members in the Delegation members in the Delegation members in the Delegation (Chairman Govt. Affairs)...

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New CAR for Passengers  with Disability or Reduced Mobility

New CAR for Passengers with Disability or Reduced Mobility

Air  transportation  today  has  been made  easier   than  ever.   The Government policies on  ‘Open Sky’ allowed  the  growth  of  airlines  and also non-scheduled operators  in  the country. The new ideas of Low Cost and  Low  Frill  concept  have  also brought  the  common  man  with average  income  group ...

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Hospitality

Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur, city’s hospitality jewel

Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur,  city’s hospitality jewel

Nagpur’s first Radisson property, this international business hotel features 214 spacious guestrooms and suites, palatable...

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Jul 27, 2013 5:04

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AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

AP Tourism – IAAI MoU

January 12th 2016 will be a historic day for the annals of the IATA Agents Association of India heralding the beginning of...

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Jan 27, 2016 5:10

Tourism

Jordan eyeing Indian market to promote biblical sites

Jordan eyeing Indian market to promote biblical sites

Country ManagerJordan Tourism Board Although present  in  India  for  some years now, Jordan had barely shown any  noticeable ...

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Jul 27, 2013 4:16

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Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Death at site: Traditional Travel Agents in Trouble

Travel agents beware! The ordinary travel agents and tour operators will have to pull their shutters down unless they merge...

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Feb 13, 2016 7:25

Recent Articles

Volumes down, down

INTERNATIONAL airfreight volumes have fallen by 3.8 per cent in August (year-on-year), following a 1.8 per cent dip in July. North American carriers reported a seven per cent fall in cargo volume for August (compared with the previous year), followed by carriers in Asia-Pacific down 5.4 per cent and...

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October 25th, 2011 | Read More

IATA Pushing to adopt Checkpoint of the Future (CoF)

THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing governments and other aviation stakeholders to adopt Checkpoint of the Future (CoF), a supply chain approach to cargo security, harmonisation of measures among governments and constant vigilance about new threats. “Today’s security...

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October 25th, 2011 | Read More

Operating profit down 43%

For the first time in eight quarters, airline profits have declined, with the exception of Europe, IATA said. The world’s airlines posted a cumulative second-quarter net profit of US$2.32 billion, down 40 per cent from $3.71 billion in the year-ago period. Notably, for the second quarter Asia/Pacific...

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October 25th, 2011 | Read More

AGENTS PLEAD WITH IAAI TO STALL THE IMPENDING WEEKLY PAYMENT

At the AGM of IAAI Tamil Nadu State, held on 23rd Sep ’11, over 120 IATA Agents, were shocked to learn that the Weekly Payment would be effective from 01 June, 2012. No decisions are taken overnight. So also, this decision to migrate from 810i to 818g, has been gradual and systematic. All players...

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October 25th, 2011 | Read More

Indian Carriers in Collision Course with Agents

Representing Indian Travel Agents, their association heads presented before PAConf34 the futility of Indian Carriers’ request to implement “Weekly Billing & Remittance System” in place of current fortnightly settlement. President of IAAI Mr. Biji Eapen had earlier alerted the global body...

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October 25th, 2011 | Read More

Air India Misery – CAG Indicts Ministry, Board

CAG report yells at AI’s order for 111 aircrafts - “It’s more monstrous than what CAG paints” repeats travel agents CAG (Comptroller & Audit General of India) following a check on the financial and operational performances of AI with particularreference to its: operational losses  fleet...

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September 22nd, 2011 | Read More

India to tap Global Tourism Market

One of the biggest tourism events in the pipeline is a mega Buddhist conclave with representatives from 40 countries in January, he said. Besides inbound tourism, India is also a lucrative outbound tourism market. “We want to re-organise our foreign office in various parts of the globe,”...

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September 21st, 2011 | Read More

Global Tourism Mart in early 2012

Global travel and tourism mart will be held India by February to push the booming travel trade segment and project India as a convention centre for tourism-related business. The global Travel Mart sponsored by the ministry of tourism will be held latest by February 2012 either in Delhi or Hyderabad which...

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September 21st, 2011 | Read More

Air Traffic looks up

Global air passenger numbers were surprisingly strong in July, while freight markets stagnated and the end of 2011 is still expected to be weak, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. International passenger traffic rose 5.9 % in July year-on-year, while freight traffic fell 0.4 % mainly...

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September 21st, 2011 | Read More

Oman Air Ranked Top for On-Time Performance At Heathrow

Oman Air has been ranked top for on-time performance at London Heathrow for the third time in six mionths with 100% of its flights taking off on schedule, according to a new release by the British Airport Authority for the month July 2011. Oman Air has consistently been ranked for on-time performance...

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September 21st, 2011 | Read More
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