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JEDDAH — Thousands of workers in travel and tourism agencies in the Kingdom fear that they would lose their jobs now that the issuance of paper tickets is no longer an option with airlines worldwide fully shifting to the electronic ticketing system from today. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will penalize travel agencies that issue paper tickets from June.
ISTANBUL: A new era in air travel began on Sunday as it bid farewell to the paper ticket on the eve of the industry's conversion to 100 per cent electronic ticketing at the call of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), representing over 230 global airlines.
The era of paper tickets being issued for air travel is about to end.A ruling by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), that takes effect from May 31, mandates that every airline operating in Barbados and around the world cease issuing tickets in that form.Instead, they must be online with electronic ticketing.