Udaan plans expansion in 2018
Udaan India has forayed into education and is launching a brand—Study with Udaan. Apart from this, the company is planning to expand its operations in various Tier-II and Tier-III cities very soon.
Under the new initiative of ‘Study with Udaan’, the company plans to send students to various countries where the company has strategic tie-ups and will soon divulge its plans to the industry, informs Rajan Dua, Managing Director, Udaan India. He further adds that Udaan India has been catering to the B2B segment for the visa services for the last 25 years and is now planning to tie-up with the online travel agents. “We are planning to expand our business to some Tier-II and Tier-III cities in the coming months keeping in mind the high potential of the cities.”
Dua points out that though the Southeast Asian countries have always been in high demand among Indian travellers, he is amazed to see the increased traffic being generated for the CIS countries recently. He explains, “Destinations like Almaty, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, etc. have picked up really well and with FIFA World Cup 2018 coming up in Russia, I feel this is the year for the CIS region.”
In terms of easing the visa processes for outbound travel, Dua notes that the there is a shift in the industry as the embassies have started eying Indians as important tourists. “Along with this as Indian travellers travel more often, they have become more organised and planned and thus visas are no longer a hassle to travel,” he adds.
Rajan Dua Managing Director Udaan India