Airports economic regulator for 784 charge cut at Delhis IGI

first_imgAERA, however, said the implementation of the proposal will be done once the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) submits fresh rate slabs for its approval.DIAL is a joint venture between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and GMR group with 26 per cent and 74 per cent holding, respectively.“The Authority notes that DIAL has proposed an X factor of negative (-) 42.6 per cent in its revised submission… whereas the Authority has worked out an X factor of (+) 78.24 per cent. Accordingly, the Authority finds that the existing aeronautical tariffs at IGI Airport, Delhi, will need to be reduced by such an extent,” the paper said. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashThe Authority shall pass an order in the matter only after considering the submissions of the stakeholders as per the provisions of the AERA Act, it said. The tariffs for Delhi Airport were last revised in 2012 when AERA allowed DIAL to hike charges by 346 per cent as against 775 per cent sought by the private operator.The proposal, when actually implemented, will come as a big relief to the flyers, who currently may have to shell out up to Rs 550 for domestic journeys and up to Rs 1,270 for international flights towards airport charges, which include landing and parking charges and a user-development fee. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian touristsThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) has often termed Indian airports as being the “most expensive” ones. Describing the reduction in charges as a “positive” move, IATA said it would be big relief to air travellers. “This is a positive development. AERA’s proposal of an X-factor of +78 per cent will translate into reduced charges at Delhi airport.“That will be a welcome relief for airport users who have been impacted by the over 340 per cent increase in airport charges since 2012,” IATA Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, Conrad Clifford, said in a statement. He, meanwhile, said that IATA was still waiting for the tariffs for the second control period, which should have been determined 10 months back.last_img read more

The sun shines on

first_imgHitting Indian shores this summer is the Corona Sunsets Music Events.  Corona SunSets is a global music festival series inspired by the magic hour of the sunset. It is created to provide a festival experience that inspires people around the world to unplug, unite and celebrate the energy and spirit of the sunset.The sunset is a majestic spectacle of nature that shifts our mood and holds the promise of a new beginning. Corona is capturing this sensation and bottling it up for those who need it most.  In its’ debut year in India, the festival will be a close knit dance music affair, bringing together a community of like-minded people seeking the same thing – an escape, a chance to unplug, a shared experience worth celebrating.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The festival brings electronic music innovators to multi-city festival travelling across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa and New Delhi. It will hit the Capital stage on May 10 at I Kandy, Gurgaon. Culminating at the magical hour of sunset, the festival unites music, food, art and entertainment, creating an authentic connection and emotional escape for people everywhere when they need it more than ever.For the Indian edition Corona has collaborated with Submerge, dance music promoters, in India.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShubhanshu Joshi, from Corona says, “We are extremely ambitious about Corona Sunsets, sharing the global brand experience with the Indian consumers. Since its introduction in 2001, Corona has evolved a great deal capturing both the heart and minds of the Indian consumers. With Sunsets we look forward to take our association and consumer experience to a whole new level. Claiming the sunset as our very own moment we invite you to step into the sunshine, a new music experience on the horizon.”last_img read more

How Will Google Affect SEO

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Google+ combines many popular features of Facebook and Twitter into a centralized social hub. There’s a group video chat feature called “Hangouts,” and a user-defined topical news feed (like Twitter’s hashtag) called “Sparks.” But maybe the most unique feature — and SEO-relevant — is “Google Circles,” which gives users the ability to share content with specified groups, or “circles” of people. As users build these circles, they’ll be able to see the sites that members of their circles have +1’d in Google’s search engine results pages, or SERPs.While “+1″s are currently appearing in the search pages for users that are logged in to their Google accounts, it’s too early to say exactly how “+1″s will affect users who aren’t logged in. Looking at how Facebook and Twitter “Likes” and “retweets” currently affect where a site appears within search pages, one has to assume these +1’s will be as influential, if not more.As search engines evolve to make searching more social, the main value added of “Likes” and “tweets” showing in SERPs is the concept of something I like to call, “trusted endorsements.” If someone searches for a product or service, there’s a good chance that customer reviews and recommendations will play some role in their decision making process. When looking at these reviews, users trust the opinions of strangers. They assume that these reviews are honest, but there’s always a hint of lingering skepticism.Now imagine the same user is searching for the same product or service, but instead of having to rely on the opinions of strangers, they see recommendations from friends, co-workers or family members. Just like in real life, the opinions of people in their “circles” influence the decisions they make. That’s the potential Google+ holds.So how do you optimize for recommendations?Google has built upon some of the best features of existing social media sites in an attempt to make search less about computer algorithms and more about real people. Google+ and the +1 button are empowering users to influence other peoples’ online activity.This isn’t SEO in the traditional sense, optimizing for these trusted endorsements is an entirely new strategy altogether. Now more than ever, marketers must focus on providing the best customer experience possible, and encourage +1 recommendations everywhere they can.Mike Spadier is the online marketing manager for InMotion Hosting, a Los Angeles based Web hosting provider specializing in small- and medium-sized businesses. Register Now »center_img August 3, 2011 min read By now you’ve probably heard about Google+, the latest social networking craze and most recent effort by Google to take on Facebook and Twitter. But did you know that it could affect how your business’s website gets found on Google’s search engine?In addition to building a social networking powerhouse, Google’s aim with its “+1” button — the equivalent of Facebook’s “Like” button — is to determine the social value of websites, or, in other words, they want consumers to add personalized recommendations to Web content and business sites. At present, it actually looks like Google may just pull it off. Since its June 28 release, more than 20 million people have already jumped onboard Google+. With such an unbelievable early adoption rate, many internet marketing professionals are beginning to wonder if those “+1″s will also start affecting how businesses use search-engine optimization, or SEO.last_img read more