|Hampi in Karnataka is likely to get greater traction in 2014|
It’s 2014 and soon after the New Year settles in, it will be time for us to plan another vacation for the much- needed post holiday cheer. But where can you go this year? With the World cup around the corner, will it be Rio? To earn those bragging rights, will experiential remain the buzzword? Let’s see where the compass points to.
With the winds of change blowing, many are hoping for a promising 2014. “2014 looks bright as the long term growth perspective for India’s travel market remains robust. The entry of new airlines such as Tata-SIA, Air Asia India and Etihad- Jet Airways is expected to have a positive impact on the landscape of Indian travel and tourism industry. Personalisation will play a key role in all forms of travel whether business, leisure or activity oriented,” says Rajesh Magow, CEO, MakeMyTrip.
According to a Trip Advisor survey, fewer Indian travellers are planning to increase their travel budget next year, compared to 2013, despite more than half (57 per cent) stating that they are optimistic about the economy in 2014. While 59 per cent of Indians are planning to increase their travel budget next year, the figure is down from 76 per cent in 2013.
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