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Username: judyparker
Date/Time: Wed, October 25, 2000 at 9:56 PM GMT
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Subject: IATA's Request for use of ICANN .travel


This idea sounds great at first so that all travel locations can be found easily with the .travel extension.  However the thought that IATA would control this TLD causes one to shudder. They have been responsible for the world's airlines for many years, and look at the mess the industry is in at present with all the major airlines being notorious for their lack of responsiveness to their passengers.  The needs of the travelling public and their demands for a Passenger Bill of Rights illustrate just how ineffective IATA has become in the airline industry. All of the world's major carriers follow their own dictates, and IATA's role has become insignificant to them.

My main objection to this is the vast diversity of the travel industry.  Would this give IATA some control over the hotels, car rental companies, GDS (Global Reservation Systems), cruise lines, rail roads, tour operators, tourism attractions, and finally airlines that have chosen not to be members of IATA?  This industry is much too diverse to put so much influence in the hands of the one organization that has proven itself unable to handle its own segment of this industry successfully.

The present system where each company chooses its own identity when registering for the internet is much more effective, and equitable.  I urge that request for IATA to have this unnecessary control with the .travel be refused.

Judy Parker, CTC  President, Bonavista Travel  


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