Wednesday 2 September 2015

'Foreign airlines not allowed to dictate terms in Indian skies' - IAAI

Travel agents across India could face negative implications on business operations if Lufthansa’s Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) comes into effect tomorrow (September 1), said a report. The Lufthansa Group, which comprises Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss


Saudi Al Tayyar Travel Group founder to resign

The founder of Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel Group will resign as vice-chairman and managing director from September 1, the company said on Sunday. Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar opened his first travel agency in 1980, and the firm has since grown to more than 430 branches in t


Icomex to become ibtm latin america

Latin America and Mexico’s leading Mice event, Icomex, will be re-branded as ibtm latin america, joining the global portfolio of ibtm events - all of which were re-branded at the end of last year. Ibtm latin america will sit as part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions global por


City Centre Deira offers exclusive dining promotions

Diners at the City Centre Deira mall in Dubai, UAE, will get a chance to win one of 20 business treats which offers vouchers covering a wide array of services and outlets from fashion, to lunch, to spa treatments or electronic outlets. The mall mixes business with pleasure by offering


Sharaf Travels appointed Vistara GSA for Gulf region

Vistara, a joint-venture between India’s Tata Group and Singapore Airlines, has announced its entry into the Gulf region with the appointment of UAE-based Sharaf Travels as its general sales agent (GSA). Sharaf Travels will represent Vistara in the GCC territories of UAE, O


Turkish airport security beat up Saudi woman,2 sons

A Saudi woman and her two teenaged sons visiting Turkey were assaulted by the Istanbul airport’s security men last week, said a report. The woman's husband, who was waiting outside the airport, was quoted as saying that many security men suddenly jumped out of their sea


Qatar Airways to re-launch Nagpur flights

National carrier Qatar Airways will be reinstating its non-stop flights to Nagpur, India, from Doha, starting December 1, taking the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 key cities in India. Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive of Qatar Airways, said


Abu Dhabi Officers’ Club launches new website

Guests at the Abu Dhabi Officers’ Club and Hotel, a five-star property in the UAE capital, can now directly book a room at the hotel through its new and improved website. A service that was not previously available, bookings can be made on the hotel’s website


Ramada Hotel in stopover deal with Etihad Holidays

Ramada Hotel Abu Dhabi Corniche, a popular hotel in the UAE emirate, has signed a stopover agreement with Etihad Holidays and Hala Abu Dhabi, both affiliated to Etihad Airways. Under the agreement, passengers flying Etihad Airways will be acquainted with the facilities and services off


Amman airport sees passenger numbers top 29pc

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) in Amman, Jordan, performed significantly better in July this year, welcoming 749,314 passengers compared to 578,026 passengers in the same month last year - a notable 29.6 per cent increase. Simultaneously, QAIA handled 7,833 tons of cargo as op

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