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The world is her oyster

DELHI
Meghna Datta, a 38-year-old gynaecologist, loves travelling alone. “There are certain things you want to do your way,” she says. “At times, a companion or your family may not want to explore a destination the way you want to, so it is incredibly convenient to just pack a bag and venture out on your own.”

Meghna, who has travelled most of Western Europe on her own, is part of the fast-growing segment of single women travellers for which travel players are curating and customising value-driven packages.

Shibani Phadkar, Senior VP, Leisure Travel (Outbound), Thomas Cook (India) Ltd, says, “Our internal research shows a powerful emerging segment in the Indian woman traveller, who has rapidly moved from the ‘mother figure’ in family vacations to an ‘influencer’ and now clearly a ‘decision maker’, and she covers the gamut from a ‘girl groups’, home maker to entrepreneur-corporate executive and the highly discerning affluent woman traveller.” Thomas Cook India has witnessed a 15 per cent increase in the number of single Indian women travellers.

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