Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Thomas Cook India’s Trend Report Reveals an “Extended Summer”

By 121 News

Chandigarh 22nd June:- Thomas Cook India Ltd, India's leading integrated travel and travel related financial services company has commissioned and released its 2016 Indian Summer Travel Report Card (ISTRC'16). This in-depth study provides interesting insights into how Indians travelled this summer – the new trends observed, new destinations which came up on the travellers' radar, which destinations trended the most!According to ISTRC'16.

Commenting on the results of the survey, Rajeev D. Kale, President & Country Head, Leisure Travel, MICE, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, said that spurred by a burgeoning economy that has vastly improved their spending power, coupled with declining airfares, Indians have emerged as the world's newest globetrotters. Despite a depreciating Rupee, the Indian travel sentiment remained highly upbeat with focus on early planning and maximising savings. He added that our Thomas Cook India 2016 Indian Summer Travel Report Card saw exciting new  trends including,  an Extended Summer and Slow Travel – with increasing uptake from discerning travellers and young professionals who believe inbeing a true traveller and not merely a tourist.

Rajeev Kale further said that we saw strong uptake for Visa on Arrival and e-visas- a smart strategy deployed by short haul destinations like Malaysia and Singapore and newer tourism entrants like Seychelles and valuable in inspiring demand. Experiential Travel is now India's travel mantra and the surge in demand this summer was significant with authentic local elements that included stays in Airbnb accommodation- atrend that we believe is here to stay.