Archive | January, 2012

MCI joins IMEX and MPI to support growth of FLFs

31 Jan

Leading association management company, MCI, has entered into a new collaboration with the IMEX Group, organisers of worldwide exhibitions for the meetings, events and incentive travel industry, and MPI (Meeting Professionals International) to support the Future Leaders Forum (FLF). The global FLF programme is an initiative designed to encourage the best and brightest students to enter the meetings and incentive travel industry by offering education days, networking opportunities and internships.

To mark MCI’s involvement, the initiative has been renamed the IMEX-MPI-MCI Future Leaders Forum and will also be promoted with new branding.

The Future Leaders Forum consists of a series of special events hosted around the globe. In 2012 locations include Honduras, Korea, China, Australia, Poland and Thailand. Around 900 students participated in the programme in 2011 and around 5,100 students have now gone through an FLF since its launch in 2003. 90% of them have stated they are “more likely to enter the industry as a result of attending the Future Leaders Forum”.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

TravelShark Launches People-powered Hunt

31 Jan

TravelShark announced the launch of a worldwide search to identify three charities to receive donations from the company’s new socially enabled photo-sharing application, TravelSharkPix. The three-week “TravelSharkPix Charity Hunt” allows users to suggest their favorite charity for consideration and rally popular support during an online vote to choose the winning organizations.

From now through February 10th, users can visit TravelSharkPix and suggest a charity. Starting on February 13th, global visitors will be able to vote for their favorite charities. The three selected charities will receive donations every time a user’s photo is accepted on TravelSharkPix.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

CEB offers more chances to book Siem Reap

31 Jan

Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) continues to offer the lowest fares to Siem Reap, all domestic and select international destinations in a seat sale from January 31 to February 2, 2012 or until seats last.

For travel from April 19 to May 31, 2012, passengers can buy P1,888 seats between Manila and Siem Reap in Cambodia. Siem Reap is the gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site, where the Temple of Angkor Wat is located. This seat sale fare is up to 46% lower than the lowest year-round fare of P3,499 for this thrice weekly service.

All domestic seats are also up for grabs for travel from April 1 to 15, 2012, which covers the Holy Week peak period. Passengers can buy P88 seats from Manila to San Jose; from Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo; from Davao to Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo or Zamboanga; and, from Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

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.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com

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.

 

Source:- travelandtourworld.com