Travel Sector

Thomas Cook Ceases Operations: Tourists Stranded Abroad will be returned by Chartered Flights

Thomas Cook Ceases Operations: Tourists Stranded Abroad will be returned by Chartered Flights

British travel major Thomas Cook has ceased trading with immediate effect after the last-minute negotiations to save the company failed.

Max New York Life Insurance inks partnership with SOTC

New-York-Life-InsuranceMax New York Life Insurance, one of the leading private insurer, has tied knot with SOTC, a division of Kuoni Travel India Private Limited and India's No. 1 holiday brand to offer financial planning sessions and insurance solutions to latter's customers.

As part of the exclusive personal financial planning session, SOTC customers will be assisted by Max New York Life's Financial Planning Manager who will offer customized need based life /health insurance solutions.

Indian Railways, IRCTC to jointly introduce ‘Book a Taxi Service’

Indian Railways, IRCTC to jointly introduce ‘Book a Taxi Service’If you are presently finding traveling to railway station with family or friends a difficult task, then there is good news for you.

In a latest development, Indian railway has decided to offer taxis at the door steps of passengers by dialing call-centre number '139'.

Presently, the round-the-clock enquiry service 139, run by IRCTC offers services like information about PNR status, arrival/departure of trains, seat availability and fare and accommodation.

Boost for tourism sector on the cards; to be granted “infrastructure” status

Boost for tourism sector on the cards; to be granted “infrastructure” status The Ministry of Tourism Secretary, Sujit Banerjee, announced on Monday that a boost to the tourism sector is on the cards, with the government having already approved 28 mega infrastructure projects - an apparent move towards granting "infrastructure" status to the sector.

Vienna tourism plunges due to global economic downturn

Vienna tourism plunges due to global economic downturnVienna  - Overnight stays in the Austrian capital Vienna plunged 9.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2009, official data showed Friday.

The tourism industry plays a vital part in the Austrian economy, but has been severely hit by the global economic downturn.

In March, numbers fell by 15.1 per cent year-on-year, with 37 per cent less tourist stays from Italy and 28 per cent less from the United States, according to the latest figures from the Vienna Tourism Board.

Galileo ink ‘GDS agreement’ with Akbar Travel of India

Galileo ink ‘GDS agreement’ with Akbar Travel of IndiaGalileo, the leading Global Distribution System in India, had signed a preferred GDS agreement with Akbar Travel of India Pvt. Ltd., the firm which offers all travel related services under one umbrella, to distribute, manage and book travel management services for its customers in India.

This tie-up will enable Akbar travels to use Galileo as its preferred technology partner for booking and servicing all its customers.

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