Published on : Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Although Chennai and the Center are yet to initiate a policy for tourism restart, individual tour operators there are offering packages with flexible dates for reviving the tourism sector when flights start operating.
The operators are of the opinion that this will help encourage people to fly abroad with a ‘book now and travel in a year or two’ policy, since room rents and airfares will skyrocket the moment flights are allowed to operate from Chennai to the Middle East or Southeast Asia.
With many countries in these regions are opening up for tourism, tour operators feel that these locations might not have competitive pricing. Hence, operators are offering packages starting from 5 days to a week, ranging between Rs.35,000-Rs.50,000. Maximum cost can be up to Rs. 1 lakh.
Experts are of the opinion that such measures are meant for keeping the business buoyant and grabbing attention of enthusiastic travelers.