The travelling pattern of Indian women is fast changing
As per a new survey conducted by The Travel Corporation (TTC) Indian travellers are more inclined towards travelling to new destinations like Eastern Europe, South America, Spain, and others. Also, a senior official from TTC said that one of the most interesting trends is that women now prefer to solo travel to overseas locations, a trend which has gained momentum in the recent past.
“There is good interest among Indian travellers to explore Eastern Europe, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Peru, Costa Rica, Ireland, Italy, South America and others,” Anthony Lim, Managing Director, Asia told news agency IANS.
“Lot more female professionals including young mothers now prefer to travel solo out of India. This is a new trend we see,” Lim added.
The IANS report also mentions that the $2 billion multinational travel and tour group TTC will soon launch its luxury travel product Luxury Gold in India. It will target high net worth of Indian tourists for overseas destinations as it sees the opportunity of tapping great market potential.
Lim also added that the company is in talks with the Middle East and European airlines for travel tie-up out of India. According to him, the initial response from Indian travellers is great.
Lim said while TTC’s other service offering ‘Insight Vacations’ is a premium travel product. The new Luxury Gold would offer an exclusive VIP experience for the guests.
“For instance, the travelling group will have exclusive access to iconic sites when they are closed for the public. The guests can also meet prominent local citizens, members of royal families,” Lim said.
Also, he added that food is not an issue these days as Indians get vegetarian food overseas.
“We take our guests to reputed or Michelin rated restaurants where genuine vegetarian food is also available. We also make necessary arrangements upfront,” Lim said.
Also, the company is willing to rope in a celebrity brand ambassador for its new product in India.