Published on : Thursday, February 2, 2017
“We were expecting much more for the travel and tourism industry, and we are a bit disappointed that the Government did not announce any package, incentive for the sector. The good news is the emphasis on improving the infrastructure – that of 3500 railway lines across India, setting up of airports in Tier 2 cities and dedicated trains for religious tourism – will ultimately work in encouraging people to travel more.
But it all depends on the implementation and the time for the projects to materialize. The announcement of ‘no service charge’ on IRCTC bookings, done clearly to encourage digitization is a move that will benefit a company like us. This move will create a healthy approach of travelers towards travel planning online, spells good news as 80 per cent of our transactions happen online.”