Mumbai: The Indian tourism sector is seen generating $42.8 billion (about Rs2 trillion) by 2017, a 42% surge from 2007, an industry research note by auditing and consulting firm Deloitte Touche said on Wednesday.
“Although there will inevitably be some short- to medium-term set backs, the long-term outlook remains positive,” it said.
Travel firms come up with packages for IPL
Mumbai: Following the change of venue for the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Twenty-20 cricket tournament from India to South Africa, travel firms have started offering packages to watch the tournament.
Mumbai-based Cox and Kings India Ltd on Wednesday introduced at least three South Africa packages.
The deals cost between Rs17,988 and Rs12,0270 per person, with an English-speaking driver who also doubles as a tour guide.
SOTC, a unit of travel firm Kuoni Travel (India) Pvt. Ltd, has also come up with packages starting at Rs60,000 for three nights and four days.
SOTC will also offer additional packages on the basis of the final tournament schedule. According to Kashmira Commissariat, head of Kuoni India’s outbound division, the firm is offering airline reservation, hotel accommodation and match tickets at cheap rates.
— P.R. Sanjai