20
Apr

Summer Travel By Indians Sees 39% Growth In 2017

Even as temperatures are soaring, there has been a substantial increase of 39 per cent in bookings for travel during the summer of 2017 among Indians,according to a recent report. “There has been a huge increase in the number of people travelling this summer and about 39 per cent more Indians are opting to travel this summer season,” MakeMyTrip COO

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19
Apr

72% Of Indian Travellers Not Aware Of Best Time To Book

Skyscanner, with two years’ worth of data from over 50 million monthly users, has revealed ‘Best Time to Book’ (BTTB) travel to the destinations featured in its earlier report, ‘Top destinations for Indians to look out for in 2017’. According to Skyscanner, Indian travellers don’t know when is the best time to book their travel. A survey by Skyscanner revealed

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19
Apr

Hong Kong Continues Long-Term Descent In Global Liveability Rankings

Hong Kong has fallen to 29th position in the global rankings of the most liveable locations for Asian expatriates, and remains the 15th most liveable location in the Asia Pacific region. This was one of the conclusions of the latest Location Ratings survey for expatriate living conditions published by ECA International. Updated annually, ECA’s Location Ratings system objectively evaluates a

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19
Apr

Indian Government Liberalises Visa Norms For Tourists

Foreign tourists visiting India on e-visa can now stay up to two months, instead of the earlier one month duration, and enjoy double-entry benefits, while those coming for treatment can avail triple-entry facility. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that a new liberalised visa regime has been rolled out by the government under which tourists coming on e-visa can stay up to two

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19
Apr

More Indians Headed To US, Europe On Vacation

America may have enhanced the screening of incoming tourists at its airports but that is not deterring Indians from going there this summer. Travel portal Yatra reported a “100% increase in Indians looking to travel to the US since last year”. This spike comes along with “208% increase in Indians travelling to Europe after Brexit.” In its annual summer survey, Yatra found

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19
Apr

Understanding Generational Changes Key To Future Tourism Success

The travel industry is seeing a new convergence between young Asian and Western tourists’ travel expectations and consumption patterns. Digital and mobile are creating a shared generational experience, most notably in Generation Z, people born in the late 90s in both The East and The West. These days young Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Indian travellers share as much in common

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11
Apr

India Ranked 40th In Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017

India has improved 12 places to reach the 40th position globally. The country has seen continued growth in international arrivals over the past 15 years, reaching the 8 million mark in 2015. India continues to charm international tourists with its vast cultural and natural resources (9th and 24th, respectively), and its price competitiveness advantage (10th). India continues to enrich its

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6
Apr

India, World’s 7th Largest Tourism Economy In Terms Of GDP, Says WTTC

India’s travel and tourism sector ranks 7th in the world in terms of its total contribution to the country’s GDP, according to a new report of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). According to data, the travel and tourism sector generated Rs 14.1 trillion (USD208.9 billion) in 2016, which is world’s 7th largest in terms of absolute size; the

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6
Apr

Pata Asia Pacific Visitor Forecasts 2017-2021

For several decades the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has published forecasts of international visitor demand across a range of destinations within the Asia Pacific region. The report, to be released in April, contains forecasts for international visitor arrivals to 39 destinations within the region for the period 2017 to 2021. It is important to note that the PATA forecasts relate to visitor arrivals as

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6
Apr

Indian Travellers’ Spend In South Australia Grows To AUD 28 Mn

The Indian travellers’ expenditure in South Australia jumped to AUD 28 million in 2016 from the previous year’s AUD 15 million, according to South Australia Tourism Commission. “The increase in spend can be attributed to a number of factors like shift in travelling habits by Indians who are now looking to spend more on experiences,” South Australia Tourism Commission’s Regional

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