While the rupee-dollar fluctuations have affected international travel from Gujarat, the travel-loving Gujaratis have chosen to travel within the state. According to tour operators, tourists travelling within Gujarat have increased manifold this year.
Sharvil Patel, who runs Altius Travels, an Ahmedabad-based travel agency and is also a member of the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) said, “Tourists from Gujarat opting for travelling overseas has come down this year. There has been a decline of almost 30 per cent in international leisure travel. But, on the other hand, travelling within Gujarat has seen a significant rise this year. The number of tourists that our agency has handled who have opted to travel within the state has doubled compared to last year. This is very clearly evident in the car rental bookings that we are handling.”
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