According to Thomas Cook India’s summer report 2019, the integrated travel and travel related financial services company has witnessed a 22 per cent growth for the season. The report also chalks out the rising trends in India’s travel market.

Travellers with paucity of time are opting for family-bonding travel experiences. This has led to a rise in Thomas Cook India’s theme park holidays, outdoors-adventure, music and culture tourism. Following this, there has been a growing demand for destinations such as Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Orlando (USA), New Zealand, and Seychelles.

India’s millennial generation is looking for adventure travel. According the report, there has been a surge of 28 per cent approximately for experiences like white/black water rafting in New Zealand, scuba diving in Andamans and Malaysia and alpine treks/glacier climbs in Switzerland, Germany, Canada and Scandinavia among others.

India’s work-weary corporate travellers are looking for short holiday breaks, leading to a strong 33 per cent hike in such trips. There is demand for destinations including Goa, Kerala, Andamans, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mauritius, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Turkey and  Indonesia.

The study also reveals a rise in micro-breaks and travel loans.

Commenting on this new report, Rajeev Kale, president and country head, holidays, MICE, visa, Thomas Cook India said, “One of the key highlights of this season there has been a definitive increase in the range of traveller segments, each one unique and clear about what they seek from their holidays. Indians are no longer shying away from spending, with an increased demand observed for travel loans to fulfill their travel aspirations.

Aneri Shroff