Archive | January, 2012

Turkish Airlines presents round-trip flights only for 119 EUR

31 Jan

Turkish Airlines presents you round-trip flights between ISTANBUL and DONETSK, DNEPROPETROVSK, LVIV, SIMFEROPOL and TBILISI just for 119EUR, all tax and charges included.

Turkish Airlines adds a new campaign to its great campaigns by the day. Now it carries its passengers to DONETSK, DNEPROPETROVSK, LVIV, SIMFEROPOL that are 4 important culture, tourism, trade and education cities of Ukraine and; the industry and culture city, the capital of Georgia TBILISI that is on the historical Silk Road. All are round trip, all included just for 119 Eur. Moreover, passengers who go to Tbilisi can make their travel without visa and passport.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

Amadeus creates world's first interline EMD link

31 Jan

Amadeus has announced the creation of the world’s first interline Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) link. The application of EMD to interline partnerships means that participating airlines can now facilitate payment for and delivery of ancillary services across their partnerships and alliances.

Amadeus estimates that up to 20% of air bookings made through its system are the result of interline partnerships, representing a huge opportunity for airlines to increase revenues through the sale of ancillary services via their partner carriers. In addition, EMDs remove the need for paper documents to account for the sale of ancillary services, which IATA believes will save the industry 0.9 USD billion annually.

 

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Jet Airways' E-commerce head conferred coveted Digital Marketing award

31 Jan

Mr. Belson Coutinho, Senior General Manager- eCommerce & Innovations, Jet Airways, has been conferred the prestigious ‘Excellence in E-Commerce & Innovation in Digital Marketing’ at the 5th EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION AWARDS 2012 held at the Indira International Innovation Summit.

Mr. Coutinho was awarded the citation and trophy during a gala event at the 5th Indira International Innovation Summit held at Pune recently which was attended by several professional and luminaries from various companies in the information & technology sector.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

ANA Financial Results for the First Half of FY 2011

31 Jan

ANA Group reported its consolidated financial results for the first nine months of fiscal year 2011.

Operating revenues for the first nine months of the fiscal year 2011 rose three per cent to ¥1,069.8 billion, while operating income increased by 17.3 per cent to ¥91.1 billion and recurring profit by 22.5 per cent to ¥71.4 billion. Net income for the period was ¥33.7 billion compared with ¥37.5 billion the previous year.

Although economic conditions domestically and internationally remain challenging, ANA is working strenuously to stimulate demand, reduce costs and improve its competitiveness as a network carrier and in October became the first airline in the world to operate the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. As a result of these different initiatives and the strength of the yen, ANA has revised upwards its forecast for operating income and recurring profit for fiscal year 2011, although operating revenues are expected to remain flat.

 

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THAI Airways President Asks PATA, 'Make Visas Easier'

31 Jan

THAI Airways president, addressing the PATA Hub City Forum in Bangkok urged the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) to help make it easier for Thai nationals to get tourism visas.

Addressing 120 public and private sector travel industry executives at the forum, THAI President, Piyasvasti Amranand, said that while e-visas were discussed at Davos, “There are many small things you can do today to help Thais travel to Europe.”

Piyasvasti praised destinations that had no visa or streamlined tourism visa facilities. “I think it’s why we see so many Thais now going to Korea….I think PATA should do more to get governments to ease the visa situation.”

 

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Hannele Malin appointed to head internal auditing at Finnair

31 Jan

Hannele Malin (MSc. Econ), 43, has been appointed Vice President, Internal Auditing at Finnair as of March 18, 2012. She has worked in different auditing and internal auditing roles since 1999 at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Stockmann, Fortum, and most recently in Deloitte & Touche Oy.

 

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Construction of new Paddington Crossrail station steps up a gear from next month

31 Jan

Construction of the new Crossrail station at Paddington enters a new phase from next month as excavation of the station box gets underway with some changes to transport services in the area.

When complete, Crossrail will significantly reduce journey times from Paddington to the West End, the City and Docklands. Passengers will be able to reach Tottenham Court Road in four minutes, Liverpool Street in nine minutes and Canary Wharf in 16 minutes. Crossrail will also help transform and regenerate the area around Paddington station.

The new Crossrail station will be built under Eastbourne Terrace and Departures Road. To enable excavation of the 260m long station box, Westminster City Council has agreed to a full closure of Eastbourne Terrace from 12 February 2012.

 

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Cathay Pacific completes Business Class Lounge renovations at The Wing

31 Jan

Cathay Pacific Airways reopened its Level 7 Business Class Lounge of The Wing at Hong Kong International Airport following an extensive renovation. The newly opened 1,935-square-metre Level 7 lounge, together with the 1,002-square-metre Business Class Lounge on Level 6 that reopened in April last year, offers a new level of comfort and service for passengers flying out of Hong Kong.

 

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Aer Lingus releases statement regarding the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme

31 Jan

Aer Lingus notes recently released statement on the Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme.  Aer Lingus confirmed that it is in discussions with parties involved in the IASS under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission (“LRC”). These parties include trade unions representing Aer Lingus members of the IASS as well as Dublin Airport Authority (“DAA”) and trade union representatives of DAA staff. These discussions follow on from meetings held in 2011, which were also facilitated by the LRC.

 

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Courtyard by Marriott's Survey Reveals Americans' Favorite Super Bowl Party Snacks

31 Jan

Courtyard Survey Release ImageChips and dip, family rooms earn top honors, says survey by Courtyard, the Official Hotel Sponsor of the NFL. Courtyard by Marriott, the Official Hotel Sponsor of the NFL, shares the results of its Super Bowl survey, revealing what party-goers chose as their favorite game-day foods and where they’ll be when Super Bowl XLVI kicks off on February 5.

According to the survey commissioned by Courtyard and conducted by Toluna, party hosts who want to plan a crowd-pleasing menu should put chips and dip atop their game-day shopping lists. Sixty-one percent of Americans chose the dish as their favorite food to eat on Super Bowl Sunday.  Other favorites include pizza (55 percent), nachos (41 percent), subs/sandwiches (38 percent), barbecue (chicken, ribs, etc.) (37 percent), fried finger foods (35 percent) and burgers (32 percent).   Twenty-eight percent named vegetables or other options.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com