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SpiceJet raises pilot salaries by Rs 1.25 lakh Amid increased attempts by Gulf and rival domestic airlines to poach highly-skilled commanders, SpiceJet, the country’s second-largest budget carrier, has given a huge salary hike of around Rs 1.25 lakh-a-month to its 200-odd captains. IATO’s 31st Annual Convention to place Indore on global tourism map The 31st annual convention of the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) from August 20-23, 2015 is all set to bring out the tourism potential of Indore on the fore. Hotel the Grand Bhagwati has been chosen as the venue for inaugural function and business sessions Air India turning punctual under aviation ministry scrutiny The aviation ministry’s close monitoring of Air India’s (AI) daily operations seems to be paying off as the airline’s on-time performance (OTP) showed dramatic improvement in February as compared to the previous months. Ailing national carrier Air India gets Rs 2,500-cr cash booster Ailing national carrier Air India will get Rs 2,500 crore in 2015-16 as part of the bailout package approved by the government for bringing the airline back on track. The state-owned airline had sought budgetary support of Rs 4,277 crore from the government for the next fiscal. STIC Awarded the Best GSA Company – North India STIC Travel Group was awarded “The Best GSA Company – North India” at the recently concluded India Travel Awards function held in Hotel Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida. The award function was supported by Ministry of Tourism and leading travel trade bodies of the country viz. WTTCII, PATA, FHRAI, ADTOI, ATOAI & OTOAI to name a few. Govt. launches e-visa facility for 43 countries In a move which will give a major boost to the tourism sector, the government on Thursday launched the much-awaited electronic visa facility for visitors from 43 countries including US, Germany and Israel. Click here for All News