Tourism sector heading for a comeback riding on large-scale vaccinations, new norms: Industry body
“The travel sector, especially domestic travel, appears to be heading for a comeback. Indian travellers are looking for quick getaways through road trips, weekend breaks and staycations that offer local stay experiences,” Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan General Manager, Amanpreet Bajaj said.
Travellers are also becoming increasingly aware of sustainable travel and are making environment-friendly choices when travelling, he added.
“The pandemic has helped promote environmental awareness amongst travellers and today, it’s encouraging to see people actively seeking sustainable travel choices,” MakeMyTrip Co-Founder & Group CEO Rajesh Magow said.
In a similar vein, EaseMyTrip CEO and Co-Founder Nishant Pitti said, “We have noticed that Indian travellers have started making more sustainable travel decisions as the pandemic has made everyone think about the kind of impact they are creating while travelling.”
They are now more aware of their choices as they reevaluate their plans keeping sustainability in mind, he added.
“The industry travel booking trends suggest that in a year from now we will be witnessing the best phase for the travel sector. The demand we are witnessing is fairly distributed and holiday patterns have changed tremendously,” OYO India & South-East Asia CEO Rohit Kapoor said.