Exhibit A



Comments in Support of IATA’s Application for a “.travel” TLD



v    Agents and Agent Associations

Ø       ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) 

§         World’s largest association of travel professionals.

§         26 000 members comprised of travel agents, as well as tour and cruises companies, hotels, car rentals etc.

Ø       ABA (A Bargain Affair)

§         Leader in providing low fare, reliable travel services to the frugal shopper.

Ø       Bill Healy Travel

§         [Melbourne, Australia]

Ø       CITS (China International Travel Service)

§         Largest travel agent in China.

§         Covers 80% of the travel spectrum, both inbound and outbound.

Ø       Mission Travel

§         [Miami, FL and Raleigh, NC]

§         ARC accredited agency that provides a wide range of travel and consulting services to international ministry and humanitarian relief organizations located throughout North America.

Ø       SITA World Travel (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd.

Ø       Southeast Travel Corp   

Ø       Tourism Biel Seeland

Ø       Travel Industry Services, Gregorys International

§         An organization that works within the more austere environments, such as the Eastern Bloc countries.

Ø       UFTAA (Universal Federation of Travel Agents’ Associations)

§         Represents 48 000 individual travel agencies in 97 countries.

Ø       Wide World Travel-Mister Vacation



v    Aircraft Manufacturing Industry

Ø       Airbus Industrie

Ø       Fairchild Dornier Corporation

Ø       Bombardier Aerospace Regional Aircraft

Ø       CAE Electronics Ltd.



v    Airlines

Ø       American Airlines

Ø       Delta Air Lines

Ø       Gill Airways

Ø       Iberia Airlines of Spain

Ø       Saudi Arabian Airlines

Ø       Japan Airlines

Ø       Kenya Airways

Ø       Lan Chile Airlines

Ø       Royal Jordanian Airline

Ø       SairGroup, Swissair, The Airline of Switzerland



v    Airline Associations

Ø       AACO (Arab Air Carriers Association)

Ø       AAFRA (African Airlines Association) representing 33 member airlines:

·         ADC Airlines

·         Aero Zambia

·         Affretair

·         Air Afrique

·         Air Algerie

·         Air Botswana

·         Air Burundi

·         Air Gabon

·         Air Guinee

·         Air Madagascar

·         Air Malawi

·         Air Mauritanie

·         Air Mauritius

·         Air Rwanda

·         Air Seychelles

·         Air Tanzania

·         Air Zimbabwe

·         Bellview Airlines Ltd.

·         Cameroon Airlines

·         Egyptair

·         Ethiopian Airlines

·         Ghana Airlines

·         Libyan Arab Airlines

·         Kenya Airlines

·         LAM Mocambique Airlines

·         Lignes Aeriennes Congolaises “LAC”

·         Nigeria Airways

·         Royal Air Maroc

·         Royal Swazi National Airways

·         South African Airways

·         Sudan Airways

·         TAAG Angola Airlines

·         Uganda Airlines.


Ø       AASA (Airlines Association of Southern Africa) representing 29 members:

·         Aero Zambia

·         Air BP

·         Air Austral

·         Airbus Industrie

·         Air Botswana

·         Airlink Swaziland

·         Air Malawi

·         Air Mauritius

·         Air Namibia

·         Airports Company South Africa

·         Air Zimbabwe

·         ATNS Company

·         Avis Rent A Car

·         Bombardier Aerospace

·         BAE Systems

·         Comair

·         Denel Aviation

·         East Coast Airways

·         Engen Petroleum

·         National Airlines

·         Rolls-Royce plc

·         Nationwide Air

·         Safair

·         Shell South Africa

·         South African Airlink

·         South African Airways

·         South African Express Airways

·         The Boeing Company

·         Zimbabwe Express.


Ø       AEA (Association of European Airlines)

§         Represents 29 major European scheduled carriers:

·         Adria Airways

·         Aer Lingus

·         Air France

·         Air Malta

·         Alitalia

·         Austrian Airlines

·         Balkan Bulgarian

·         British Airways

·         British Midland

·         Cargolux

·         Croatia Airlines

·         CSA

·         Cyprus Airways

·         Finnair

·         Iberia

·         Icelandair

·         JAT

·         KLM

·         Lufthansa

·         Luxair

·         Malev

·         Olympic Airways

·         Sabena

·         SAS

·         Swissair

·         TAP Air Portugal

·         Turkish Airlines


Ø       AITAL (Asociation Internacional de Transporte Aereo Latinoamericano)

§         Major airline trade association, comprising 23 international carriers:

·         Aces

·         Aerolineas Argentinas

·         Aeromexico

·         Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela

·         Avensa

·         Avianca

·         Aviateca

·         Copa

·         Cubana

·         Ecuatoriana

·         Lacsa

·         Lan Chile

·         Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

·         Mexicana de Aviacion

·         Pluna

·         Saeta

·         Sam

·         Taca

·         Tame

·         TAM-Mercosur

·         Transbrasil

·         Varig

·         Vasp.


Ø       AAPA (Asia Pacific Airlines Association)


Ø       IACA (International Air Carrier Association)

§         37 airline members:

·         Adria Airways

·         Aero Lloyd

·         Air 2000

·         Air Belgium

·         Air Berlin

·         Air Europa Espana

·         Air Europe SPA

·         Air Holland Charter

·         Airtours International

·         Balair

·         Braathens

·         Britannia Airways AB

·         Britannia Airways UK

·         British Midland

·         Condor Flugdienst

·         Deutsche BA

·         Eurofly

·         Finnair Leisure Flights

·         JMC

·         Futura

·         Germania Flug

·         Hapag Lloyd Flug

·         Lauda Air

·         LTU International Airways

·         Maersk Air

·         Martinair

·         Monarch Airlines

·         North American Airlines

·         Premiair

·         Sky Service

·         Sobelair

·         Spanair

·         Sterling European

·         Transavia Airlines

·         Virgin Atlantic

·         Virgin Express

·         Volare Airlines



v    Airports

Ø     Aeroport de Paris (ADP)

Ø       BAA plc (British Airport Authority)

§         Owner and operator of major international airports in the UK, US, Italy and Australia.



v    Air Navigation

Ø       CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation)



v    Air Transport Sales Agencies

Ø       CAS (China Air Service)

§         One of the largest air transport sales agencies, including tour operations, in China for both inbound and outbound travel.


v    Au Pair Organizations

Ø       IAPA (International Au Pair Association)



v    Banks

Ø       Citibank



v    Consumer Representatives

Ø       Federation of Air Transport User Representatives in Europe

§         Leading consumer travel federation in Europe.



v    E-Commerce

Ø       I WINGS, Inc.

§         Internet-based travel service company.

§         Provides travel agency community with the ability to search instantly all available Web fares for comparison with GDS fares when seeking travel itineraries for their clients.

Ø       Lufthansa//eCommerce GmbH

Ø       www.jrwebworks.net

§         (Paul Mencinger) –Webmaster of many tourism and travel oriented web sites.



v    Ground Handling Services


§         Leading service provider in the airline industry



v    Hotels

Ø       ACCOR Asia Pacific Division

§         [Brisbane, Australia]

Ø       IH&RA (International Hotel & Restaurant Association)

§         Global network of independent and chain operators, national associations, hospitality suppliers and educational centres in the hotel and restaurant industry.

§         Represents over 750,000 establishments in more than 150 countries.

§         Provides a voice at international level for an industry which comprises more than 300,000 hotels and 8 million restaurants world-wide, employs 60 million people and contributes US$950 billion to the global economy.

Ø       Weitzer Hotels

§        [Graz, Austria]



v    Publishing

Ø       ATPCO (Airline Tariff Publishing Company)



v    Rail

Ø       AccessRail

Ø       Eurostar Group U.K.

§         The UK provider of the Eurostar Rail Services together with French (SNCF) and Belgian (ANCB/NMBS) Railways.

Ø       U.I.C. (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer – International Union of Railways)

§         [Paris, France]

Ø       VIA Rail Canada

§         Canada’s national passenger rail company.



v    Trade Fairs

Ø       Messe Service Leipzig GmbH

§         [Leipzig, Germany]

§         Organizer of the “Leipziger Messe,” one of the world’s foremost trade fairs.



v    Travel Consultants

Ø       Aviation and Tourism International

§         [London, UK]

§         Consulting firm active in the travel and transport industry worldwide.



v    Travel and Tourism Organizations

Ø       Aviation and Tourism International

§         [London, UK]

Ø       ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations)

Ø       FIYTO (Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations)

Ø       Israeli Government Tourism Office for the Nordic Countries   

Ø       PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association)

§         Members:  nearly 2 000 government tourist offices, destination promotion boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour operators, travel agencies and other travel-related businesses.

§         Mission:  enhance the growth, value and quality of Pacific Asia travel and tourism on behalf of members.

Ø       Tourism Tasmania

Ø       WTO (World Tourism Organization)

§         Only intergovernmental organization that serves as a global forum for tourism policy and issues.

§         Members include 138 countries and territories and more than 350 affiliate members from the public and private sectors.

§         Mission:  Promote and develop tourism as a significant means of fostering international peace and understanding, economic development, and international trade.

Ø       WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council)

§         Global non-profit association that has worked together with the Travel & Tourism industry to ensure its competitive and sustainable development.

§         Members represent all sectors of the Travel & Tourism industry, have over the years worked together with public and private sectors across the globe to advance the development of Information Technology and E-commerce to benefit Travel & Tourism business and consumers.

Ø       WYSTC (World Youth and Student Travel Conference)

[Copenhagen, DK]



v    Individuals / Customers

Ø       “airlaw”

Ø       “commenter”

Ø       “cpaone”

§         an “e-commerce professional”

Ø       “DACHRIST”

Ø       “frequent traveler”

Ø       “jim.dullum”

Ø       “Need2Know2”

Ø       “oskarluts”

Ø       Peter Morrisroe

Ø        “tfardell”