SOTC Travel reveals micro-cation as an emerging trend for Indian Travellers

Published on : Thursday, July 9, 2020

 With countries reopening borders and ensuring safe travel for tourists, taking a holiday is soon becoming a realistic opportunity for Indian travelers. There has been a renewed interest among avid travelers to visit stunning cities in Europe that they can explore to the fullest during their post-COVID vacation.

According to the Company’s Holiday Readiness Travel Report – Future of Travel post COVID-19, 36% respondents showed preference for an international holiday; with a significant demand for Europe at 38%. With a growing demand from travellers seeking deeper and more enriching and engaging experiences, SOTC Travel has introduced International City Breaks across Europe’s finest cities and at attractive prices with travel commencing September 2020.

As travelers look towards greater reassurance on the standard of hygiene in travel, our holiday propositions come with our “Assured” Safe Travel Program in association with Apollo Clinics. With a strong focus on private tours, adopting comprehensive safety protocols to reassure safe travel for customers, the International City Breaks aim to maintain safe and secure services without compromising authentic and meaningful experiences.

From bucket-list destinations to bucket-list experiences, there has been a noticeable shift in the way new-age travellers wish to travel. They are keen to explore mono destinations at a slow pace to enjoy the local cuisine and culture instead of combining multiple destinations. The International City Breaks offer immersive experiences like experiencing a destination in autumn and winter where travellers can enjoy the autumn foliage in scenic cities and parks painted in crimson and gold to spectacular winter illuminations.

From the most iconic monuments and attractions across Europe, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Central & Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Baltics, Nordic States these exciting destinations are carefully handpicked and offer experiences perfect for nature and beach lovers, fans of gastronomy, culture and traditional architecture.

Benefits of SOTC’s City Breaks include:

·         Early booking advantage – Special limited offer- Pay for a 3* hotel & stay at 4* hotel/ pay for 4* hotel and stay 5* hotel

·         Premium Hotel brands at attractive pricing starting as low as 19,700 for 4 nights (breakfast included)

·         Zero Cancellation Charges upto 5 days prior to Departure

·         Assured Safe Travel Program – in association with Apollo Clinics

·         Includes comprehensive Insurance Cover for COVID 19 related hospitalisation

·         A minimal booking amount of just INR 5 000.00*

·         Flexibility of Date Change*

·         Private Airport Transfers

·         Easy Payment and EMI Options

·         Flexibility of combining two packages

Speaking on the launch, Daniel Dsouza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel said, We see customers recognizing the value and peace of mind that booking with a reputed travel firm offers especially during these uncertain times. As travellers now look towards made-to-measure, bite-sized travel with more safely curated travel itineraries into shorter timeframes, SOTC’s city break tours give travellers the opportunity to explore the history, culture and hidden gems of a destination in a short space of time. From carefully curated itineraries at attractive price points, these tours come with city center hotel accommodations to avoid the use of public transport, private tours and private transfers to guarantee standards of hygiene, safety and service for our customers. With health and safety being a key concern, we launched ‘Assured’ – a comprehensive program to safe travel in the COVID-19 era in partnership with Apollo Clinics to jointly set a benchmark for safety. With our focus on customer centricity, we have introduced Virtual Outlets to assist our customers via phone, chat or a video call.”

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