A weakened Indian Rupee has spiked the number of foreign tourists looking for flights to India. Due to lower accommodation rates, experts are hopeful of seeing an increase in the tourist influx to the country.
Media sources revealed that the depreciating Indian Rupee has triggered the influx of inbound leisure vacationers to India. An increasing number of travellers are now looking for flights to India due to increased buying power of their currencies and hotel stays in the country becoming cheaper.
The weakening rupee has suddenly made India one of the most widely searched holiday destinations on the Internet. And an increasingly high number of mid-level travellers, who earlier visited the country during the cheap off-peak travel season, are now enquiring about holiday prices with stay at expensive hotels and looking forward to advance-book holidays for the peak season – October to February.
Sources confirm that queries for inbound travel have gone up with a popular online travel portal revealing a growth of as much as 50% in enquires for religious tours and for the peak season.
Industry insiders report that there have been more searches done for Indian destinations from Southeast Asian countries and London. If these claims are anything to go by, the country may see a considerable rise in the number of foreign tourist arrivals on leisurely breaks to India in times to come.
Though the number of international mid-level travellers who look for cheap flights to India may have surged rapidly, the depreciation in the rupee value has literally forced outbound Indian holidaymaker to look for cheap airline tickets and budget hotels in order to stay within the budget.
These outbound Indian travellers are also replacing their foreign holidays to such expensive destinations as US or Europe with short haul and less expensive destinations in South East Asia or Gulf. While many with interest in these short haul destinations will be opting for holiday deals with cheap flights and hotels to the neighbouring destinations in Sri Lanka and Nepal. Yet many will have budget only to settle for a holiday in the domestic circuit or even a staycation.