With Airfares Rising 12%, Indians Are Still Keen On Exploring These International Spots Closer To Home

by Shreya Rathod
With Airfares Rising 12%, Indians Are Still Keen On Exploring These International Spots Closer To Home

Travelling to different places can be a great way to break the monotony of life and enjoy a refreshing change. And with the long weekend, Indians have been planning a holiday. Right from Eid-e-Milad to Gandhi Jayanti, this weekend these national and international spots have witnessed a surge in demand irrespective of their airfares.

Indians Are Travelling to These Spots Irrespective Of Their Airfares!

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Customers from all demographics have major travel opportunities during the upcoming extended weekend, and demand is up two times from the previous year. Due to Gandhi Jayanti falling on a Monday and Eid-e-Milad falling on a Thursday, Indian tourists are making the most of the five-day weekend by visiting their favourite places.

What’s intriguing is that from various hubs like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, airfares to domestic favourites like Srinagar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kochi, Port Blair, Mahabalipuram, Bagdogra, and Goa have decreased by roughly 5 to 20 per cent compared to the same period last year. The cost of travel on Indian metro routes has decreased by 10 per cent to 20 per cent from the previous year.

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12% Increase In Travel Fares For These International Destinations

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In order to get back home, India’s migrant workforce continues to take advantage of these long weekends and holidays. It is raising flight loads and airfares between major cities and smaller Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities in India. The cost of flying is rising 10 to 12 per cent closer to home in places like Singapore, Bali, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Male, Siem Reap, and Hanoi. While it is rising 15 to 18 per cent in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

The Covid pandemic had a significant impact on India’s tourism industry, which has now made a strong recovery this year. According to the data, in August 2023, the need for talent in India’s tourist industry increased by 44 per cent yearly.

The travel and tourism industry grew by 16 per cent in 2019 before the epidemic. However, the Covid epidemic severely affected the industry and decreased job postings by 44 per cent.

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Similar patterns were seen in 2021 when the number of jobs fell by 21 per cent as a result of widespread travel bans and lockdowns.

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