When the pandemic put global travel on a screeching halt, Kunzum – the warm travellers' hub in Hauz Khas lost its purpose. Kunzum has however made a comeback as a bookstore chain and is likely travel beyond Delhi and Inda.
Visitors from India lead the top three countries visiting the mosque, followed by France and the USA.
The company reported its highest quarterly Adjusted Operating Profit of over $16.5 million in Q1 of 2023 compared to about $12 million in the last reported quarter.
Icra said it also expects international passenger volumes will surge ahead of the FY21 levels (pre-pandemic) by the end of March 2024.
As per Booking.com’s inaugural APAC Travel Confidence Index, Indians emerged as the most confident travellers with 86 per cent intending to travel in the next 12 months, followed by Vietnam and China.
While buying the travel policy make sure that your policy covers a trip cancellation cover as uncertainties have multiplied in the post-Covid era, experts say.
According to the survey conducted in the first two weeks of June taking response from 1,072 respondents, 41 per cent chose Goa as the most sought-after destination for family vacations with kids.
As per Ramakrishnan Gopalan, Vice President, Head of Products and Solutions, for India and South Asia, Visa, outbound travel, especially for affluent Indians, is geared towards luxury hotel and private stays, experiencing different cuisines, nightlife and beaches.
In April, the UK topped the list of holiday makers in Sri Lanka with 11,500 visitors from the country, followed by India with 8,678.
On the long-term outlook of the hospitality industry, he said it "is going to be far more positive than it ever was 5 to 10 years ago".
Jaipur, Lonavala, Puducherry, Udaipur and Agra are some of the other travel destinations booked this season, Booking.com said.
Union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy said tourist arrivals in the country were down by 93 percent during the first wave of COVID-19 outbreak, 79 percent in the second wave and 64 percent during the third wave.
Industry experts are looking at a ‘One India One Tourism’ approach for the industry and increased allocation for the tourism ministry in the upcoming Union Budget among other incentives and sops for the sector.
India is now allowing quarantine-free entry to tourists from 99 countries which recognise the Indian vaccination certificates
With a surge in queries for the upcoming festive & winter season, together with Expo 2020 Dubai, the company reported a healthy recovery from Bengaluru at 55 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.
The travel and tourism industry has witnessed a faster-than-expected recovery because of lower restrictions, increasing pace of vaccination, and pent-up demand, resulting in revenge travel.
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