“With the Pongal celebrations right round the corner, travellers from Chennai are smartly planning their weekend by taking a two-day break (Thursday and Friday) and extending it to a smart weekend holiday. Thomas Cook India has observed a significant surge in demand of over 18% during this time from Chennai along with other regional markets like Madurai, Erode and Trichy. While the travellers are looking to explore self-drive destinations such as Coimbatore, Salem, Thanjavur and Pollachi, temple visits to Brihadeeshwara, Thirupparamkunram Murugan and Masani Amman Temple also top the new age travellers consideration deck. International short hauls like Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island are emerging as ideal destinations to begin the year with a travel resolution - while emerging new destinations include Myanmar, Oman, Vietnam. For Dubai in particular, we have witnessed over 30% growth in demand with an increasing number of travellers from Chennai seeking to explore the Dubai Shopping Festival.”– Attributed to Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.
“Thomas Cook India has observed that extended festive weekends have been catalyzing demand among travellers from Ahmedabad. With a growing demand of over 22% for short breaks, Gujaratis are increasingly opting for multiple micro-cations over just one annual vacation.
We have also witnessed an increased appetite from travellers from other parts of the country to visit Ahmedabad to experience the grandeur of the renowned Kite festival during Uttarayan.
Interestingly, millennials and working professionals from Ahmedabad are opting for domestic self-drive destinations to Goa, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, and Hampi. No-visa/easy visa short-haul destinations like Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi's Yas Island are also gaining popularity among Ahmedabadis. Emerging new destinations include Myanmar, Oman, Vietnam, Egypt.” - Attributed to Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.
“With the upcoming celebration of Lohri, travellers from Punjab have geared up to make the best of the first long weekend holiday of the year. Thomas Cook India has observed a growing demand of 30% for H1 2020 for micro-breaks among travellers of Punjab. By taking a day off from work (Monday or Tuesday) travellers have planned trips to destinations like Goa, Hampi, Darjeeling, Manali, Shimla, Udaipur (domestic); while short-haul destinations with no visa/easy visa/visa on arrival like Thailand, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island and Malaysia (international) continue to remain favorites. The craze for European destinations like Switzerland , France , UK remains as charismatic as last year .Emerging new destinations such as Egypt, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia are increasingly on the travellers radar. Additionally, the demand from millenials and work-weary travellers is followed by families from regional surrounding markets like Chandigarh, Amritsar and Jalandhar indicating a rise in demand of approx. 25 % for the upcoming weekend.
In order to further catalyze demand, Thomas Cook India is launching special offers this Lohri weekend at it's Chandigarh branch starting 13 January at Madhya Marg office which would be concluded by a grand road show in Hotel Hyatt Regency on 19 January 2020. Customers can interact with the experienced staff along with the stationed tour managers and visa team for all their holiday queries. Customers can also avail of special early bird offers." –Attributed to Mr. Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head – Holidays, MICE, Visa, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.