Forget about the sluggish economy and the concern over inflation and stock markets in Asia for a little while, because the news on the travel and tourism front is good, especially in India.
Indians tend to travel in family groups so operators must provide activities for a wide range of ages, says Madhavan Menon, managing director of Thomas Cook (India).
According to a UN World Tourism Organization report, the number of Indians travelling abroad is forecast to rise to 50 million by 2020. Over the past summer, there were almost no seats available on flights to Bangkok, Singapore or Dubai, the three most popular short-haul (3-4 hours) destinations for Indians.
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