Long­ing for long hauls

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For In­dian trav­ellers, there is no such peak sea­son to travel out­side the coun­try. While most of the in­ter­na­tional travel, es­pe­cially with fam­i­lies, hap­pen in the sum­mer months, Indians also travel on long week­ends and fes­ti­vals to South­east Asian coun­tries for short haul travel. How­ever, with in­creas­ing dis­pos­able in­comes, not only do they want to ex­plore new des­ti­na­tions, In­dian trav­ellers club ex­tend the long week­ends to week long trips to long haul des­ti­na­tions. With af­ford­able fares and ho­tel rates in the months between Au­gust-Oc­to­ber, they choose to travel to des­ti­na­tions like East­ern Europe and South Africa for a week. This way they also avoid the In­dian op­er­a­tors are re­joic­ing for hav­ing the en­tire year as travel time for Indians and hence are com­ing up with deals and of­fers for every sea­son. The same goes for OTAs as well. Af­ter last year’s tryst with the in­tro­duc­tion of GST, this year looks good for busi­ness for the out­bound in­dus­try. And we hope that it con­tin­ues this way. Happy trav­el­ling!

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