Udaan plans ex­pan­sion in 2018

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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

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