CTC grows by 7.1% in Indian arrivals
Despite the economic downturn and the depreciating rupee value, Indian outbound travellers continue to inject millions in Canada’s tourism economy.
TT BUREAU s per the latest report, figures revealed indicate an encouraging 7.1 per cent increase with over 18,129 Indian arrivals to Canada in the month of August 2013 over the same period last year.
We expect the numbers to grow further in the coming months and also in the summer of 2014
phase of development included the newer growth areas of Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. After receiving a great response from these markets, the tourism board decided to further strengthen its ties among the potential market of Bengaluru & Ahmedabad. It also just con- cluded a successful roadshow in the latter, earlier this month. Being the second largest country in the world, the destination offers a myriad of experiences for every traveller type. The expanse of Canada's natural beauty, from mountains and glaciers to secluded lakes and forests is almost unparalleled worldwide. But Canada's allure is not just the great outdoors, it has cosmopolitan cities that are safe, clean, friendly and multicultural. The brand which initially promoted its four major provincial partners – Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec and Alberta is now moving towards launching the Canadian Signature Experiences (CSE) collections in India, a set of once-in-alifetime travel experiences found only in Canada. The CSE is designed to help the travel trade sell the destination better. The launch is scheduled for November 26, 2013.
“With the launch of the CSE in India, we would be able to market the destination much better. The Signature Experiences would also tremendously help the trade to package their products differently and sell more to the consumer,” adds Singh.
Assistant Vice President, Canadian Tourism Commission, India