About Hospitality

The hospitality industry is major service sector in the world economy. The industry encompass an extensive variety of service industries that include food service, tourism and hotels.Hospitality industry suffers from fluctuations within an economy every year.

Source : Hospitality Industry

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Emirates Airlines Airbus A380

Emirates was the first airline to place an order for the twin-deck, super fuel-efficient A380. So far the airline has taken delivery of five of it’s total order for 53 A380’s.

The A380-800 flies daily between Dubai and New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and daily to London Heathrow.

On the 1st February 2009, the A380-800 began its Dubai–Sydney–Auckland service 4 times weekly, moving to a daily service by the 1st of May 2009.

Auckland, Bangkok, Rome, Seoul, Singapore and Toronto are all earmarked for future daily services.

Source : Emirates Airlines Airbus A380

Monday, December 7, 2009

Welcome to the A380 Universe.......

Air France became the first European airline to receive the A380 when its no. 1 aircraft was accepted during a ceremony at Airbus' Hamburg, Germany delivery centre. The French flag carrier currently has a total of 12 A380s on order. Video highlights, photos, stories and much more from this milestone event are available on a special mini-website.

Airbus continues to see strong global demand for its product line of corporate jets and VIP widebodies, which surpassed the 150 total sales milestone with 23 new orders received in the first nine months of 2008 from customers around the world.

Market demand for Airbus’ comprehensive corporate/VIP family also is expected to continue strong, based on their cabin comfort, operational advantages and modern technology.

The nine widebody VIP aircraft ordered in 2008 through the month of September are composed of eight A350 XWB Prestige jetliners and one four-engine A340-500 Prestige. This total number of orders is more than all widebody VIP aircraft booked by Airbus in 2007, with additional sales expected in the remaining months of 2008.

In addition, 14 Airbus Corporate Jetliners have been ordered from January to October 2008 from its product line of the A318 Elite, A319 ACJ and A320 Prestige. This is the fifth year that Airbus Corporate Jetliners have outsold their direct competitor, building on the success that now sees these aircraft flying on every continent - including Antarctica.

Overall, more than 100 ACJs have been sold worldwide since this aircraft family was launched in 1997.

Imagine having a huge house party, cavorting in the sitting rooms, bouncing on the big beds and splashing in the showers 35000 feet in the air. That is exactly what Lufthansa Technik ,the luxo-sport decorating and customization arm of the fabled German airline has in mind for the VIP saloon on the Airbus A380 which is meant for bailed out bank billionaires and zillionaires. A c of unreal renders portrays what the good life must be like in the proposed VIP saloon while all those "little people" sit in their conventional chairs.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

What is Hospitality Management ?

Hospitality management is both a field of work and a field of study. In the work sense, it refers to management of hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, and their institutions in the hospitality industry. As a field of study, it refers to the study of the hospitality industry and its management needs. People who are Interested in careers in hospitality management may opt to pursue it as a field of study so that they can start their careers on solid footing.

The hospitality industry is vast and very diverse. Any time people travel, stay in a hotel, eat out, go to the movies, and engage in similar activities, they are patronizing establishments in the hospitality industry. The management of such establishments is very challenging, as managers need to be flexible enough to anticipate and meet a wide variety of needs. They must also handle tasks such as training employees, handling staff, setting standards, and so forth.

Some people develop careers in hospitality management by working from the ground up. They get experience in various low level positions before gradually being promoted into supervisory positions, and eventually attain managerial status. For people who plan to work with a single organization for life, this method can be a great way to advance, as it familiarizes them with all of the nuances of the organizations they work for and gives them a better idea of the amount of work involved at all levels to run a facility like a busy resort.

What is Aviation ?

All aircraft activity not associated with major airlines or the military. Among all classifications of aviation in the United States, general aviation consists of the largest number of aircraft and pilots and accounts for the largest number of flying hours.

Of the more than 220,000 active general aviation aircraft registered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), almost 80% are single-engine vehicles powered by intermittent-combustion engines. Although many of these aircraft carry fewer than three passengers at speeds below 150 mi/h (240 km/h), most can carry four to six passengers at speeds up to 200 mi/h (320 km/h). Approximately 11% of the general aviation fleet are twin-engine aircraft, powered by intermittent-combustion engines and capable of cruising at speeds of 180–250 mi/h (290–400 km/h) with six to ten passengers.

Air Transport

Northwest Airlines Airbus A330-300

There are five major manufacturers of civil transport aircraft (in alphabetical order):

* Airbus, based in Europe

* Boeing, based in the United States
* Bombardier, based in Canada
* Embraer, based in Brazil
* Tupolev, based in Russia (scheduled to be merged into the United Aircraft Building Corporation)

Boeing, Airbus, and Tupolev concentrate on wide-body and narrow-body jet airliners, while Bombardier and Embraer concentrate on regional airliners. Large networks of specialized parts suppliers from around the world support these manufacturers, who sometimes provide only the initial design and final assembly in their own plants. The Chinese ACAC consortium will also soon enter the civil transport market with its ACAC ARJ21 regional jet.

Until the 1970s, most major airlines were flag carriers, sponsored by their governments and heavily protected from competition. Since then, open skies agreements have resulted in increased competition and choice for consumers, coupled with falling prices for airlines. The combination of high fuel prices, low fares, high salaries, and crises such as the September 11, 2001 attacks and the SARS epidemic have driven many older airlines to government-bailouts, bankruptcy or mergers. At the same time, low-cost carriers such as Ryanair, Southwest and Westjet have flourished.