Archive | December, 2011

Emirates gets 2012 off to a flying start with first ever global sale

29 Dec

Emirates is celebrating the New Year by offering exceptional discounts on airfares to more than 100 cities, when booking from now until 9 January 2012.

Customers can save up to 25 percent off all published First Class, Business Class and Economy Class fares departing between 22 January and 30 June 2012, when travelling round-trip to any destination on Emirates’ extensive global network.

“Whether your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with family and friends, visit a dream destination or follow your favourite sports team at a far-flung tournament, our global sale is designed to ensure that Emirates customers enjoy the perfect start to 2012,” said Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ Executive Vice President – Passenger Sales Worldwide.

 

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PATA Cambodia Chapter is Off to a Good Start

29 Dec

The PATA Cambodia Chapter conducted a seminar for tourism students of Norton University. The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness amongst students studying tourism to have a better understanding of the industry, what is PATA and its stand in the industry, PATA’s relevance to Cambodia and learn more about where it would be in the future.

PATA Cambodia Chapter Secretary General Sophea Sok presented about PATA and its stand in the industry, and PATA Cambodia Chapter Chairman Sinan Thourn presented about tourism development in Cambodia, sharing his experience in the industry to the students and inspiring them to work hard and be more active in the industry for their future and the future of tourism development in their country.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

FAA Clears Next Generation Santa One for Takeoff

29 Dec

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors have given the thumbs-up for the reindeer-powered sleigh known as Santa One to fly on Christmas Eve so Santa Claus can deliver presents to children around the world. The approval came after a thorough inspection of the aircraft at the North Pole.

“The satellite-based technology the elves have installed on Santa One will ensure that Santa stays safe and reaches all of his rooftops on time,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “As a result of this improved technology, Santa will be able to deliver more presents to more children around the world.”

Santa One, which will cruise at an altitude of 50,000 feet – far higher than commercial aircraft – will be able to fly faster, more efficient routes from cruising altitude to rooftops.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

Regal presents Chinese New Year Puddings

29 Dec

This holiday season, the Omni Berkshire Place is spreading holiday cheer with its “Winter Wonderland” package.  Guests who book the offer will enjoy two tickets to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at nearby Rockefeller Center – which offers some of the most stunning panoramic views of New York City – and then warm up with s’mores and hot chocolate inside the hotel restaurant, Fireside.

In addition – to help lighten holiday loads – the hotel will once again offer its highly popular “You Shop, We Ship” package which includes complimentary shipping on all packages up to 25 pounds along with a map and list of the top shopping spots in the city.  Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s prime location on 52nd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues and shop stress-free at some of the finest stores and boutiques in the city knowing the hotel will ship home their holiday purchases hassle-free.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

Oman Air appoints new General Manager Customer Services

27 Dec

Oman Air has announced the appointment of Saleem Bin Amanullah Bin Abdul Hussain to the new role of General Manager Customer Services. He will be based at the airline’s headquarters in Muscat and will spearhead Oman Air’s drive for the highest quality in all direct customer contact.

Mr Amanulla was appointed following a 23-year career in aviation, most recently as Chief Executive Officer – Cargo for RAS-ENT, a Canadian GSA based in Toronto. Prior to this, he held a number of positions with Gulf Air, including Head of Airports. In addition, Mr Amanulla holds Airline Pilot and Flight Dispatch certification from AFDTC in Dallas.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

Thomas Cook India's Centre of Learning and Canadian Tourism Commission tie up for Canada destination training

27 Dec

With its aim of providing effective and exceptional educational programmes for the travel and tourism industry, Thomas Cook (India) Limited’s educational division, Centre of Learning, has announced an agreement with The Canadian Tourism Commission. This partnership focuses on conducting specialized agent training workshops on destination Canada.

With an increase in demand for new destinations and unique experiences, Canada, known for its incredible geographical diversity, historical sites and national parks, is best positioned to cater to the evolving needs of the Indian traveller.

Under the norms of this partnership, Centre of Learning has already trained travel agents from Ahmedabad and Pune. A series of workshops will also be conducted in Tier I and Tier II cities, including Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata on destination Canada by 2012.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

GOL Airlines issues notice to shareholders

27 Dec

GOL  informed  its shareholders and to the public, in continuity to the Material Fact disclosed on December 07,2011, that its Board of Directors, at a meeting held on December 21, 2011, approved an increase in the capital stock of the Company.

The Capital Increase is part of the Company’s capitalization transaction, through indirect investment by Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”), with the acquisition of 8,300,455 preferred shares in form of ADS of the Company, with the issue price fixed at R$22.00. Preemptive rights shall be also granted to the all GOL´s shareholders.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com