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Indians are eager to fly abroad on holidays after easing COVID-19 restrictions.

A majority of Indians reported having plans to travel internationally shortly. One-third of those plan to fly within the next six months stated in a report. Destinations, it says around 50 percent of Indians were considering travel to Asia Pacific destinations, like Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia. Australia is the most sought-after destination.

Tourism Australia (TA) has announced a new initiative targeting Indian travelers through cheaper airfares and discounted holiday packages for a limited period. India and Australia signed a comprehensive free-trade agreement on April 2, 2022, with the launch of ‘Discover a Great Deal more’ a virtual travel fair for Indian travelers.

Tourism Australia in a statement said that the initiative would help to drive the recovery of tourism, with increased arrivals to Australia, as well as increased bookings on partner airlines and tourism products. The ongoing sale will be continuing until May 12, with a travel validity of up to March 31, 2023. As part of the campaign, TA has partnered with major airlines, namely Qantas, Scoot, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines to offer all-inclusive return economy-class airfares to Australia starting from Rs 48,300 ($880),” said an official statement from TA.

A source from TA, says, “Australia remains an incredibly desirable destination for visitors from India and we are always exploring avenues to keep offering great value on Australian holiday experiences to our Indian travelers.”  There is a huge demand for travel to Australia amongst Indian high-value travelers, and we are confident that this campaign will offer a compelling reason for travelers to book their next holiday to Australia.”

Vinod Nair

V VInod Nair. Film Critic, Writer, Designer, Blogger, photographer Former Visualiser with Indian Express Newspapers Ltd, former Special Info-Graphic Designer with The Times of India. Contributor, film critic The TImes of India. Freelance journalist.

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