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Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017
2017 is generously peppered with no less than 12 National Holidays falling on or around weekends, giving Indians even more opportunity to travel without eating into precious leave days. Skyscanner’s Holiday Planner highlights where public holidays fall and tells users how many annual leave days are required for their trip.
Delhites needing a dose of vitamin D only need to take one day’s annual leave to score four days in sun drenched Goa over the upcoming Mahashivratri Weekend in February. And, organised travelers planning ahead can explore further afield if they take advantage of Janmashtami and Independence Day in August. These holidays allow Indians to get away for a total of nine days with only three days leave!
The dynamic tool uses Skyscanner’s powerful technology to search thousands of airlines and travel agent partners to find traveler’s the destinations they can explore during their chosen dates and the cost of getting there. As with all of Skyscanner’s travel search products, the tool is available to users free of charge.
Reshmi Roy, Skyscanner’s Growth Manager, India said: “One New Year’s Resolution we hear time and time again is: ‘to travel more’ and we, at Skyscanner, are incredibly excited to launch this tool and help make that resolution a reality in 2017. The Holiday Planner will undoubtedly help Indians go further this year and truly make the most of Annual Leave and the abundance of long weekends.”
Whether planning a long weekend to a visa friendly favourite such as Bali, Maldives or Thailand or a bucket list trip to one of 2017’s Trending Desitnations, travelers can start planning their trips at: www.skyscanner.co.in/long-weekend-planner-2017