India eyes Australia

Published: September 26th, 2013,12:56

India eyes Australia

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India Tourism together with PATA India Chapter recently conducted a roadshow down under. The event in Sydney was attended by 200 trade delegates.

Presentations showcased the country’s portfolio of tourism products along with a line-up of tours and activities that travellers can enjoy when visiting the sub-continent.

Speaking at the event, Secretary Ministry of Tourism for India Mr Parvez Dewan said there had been healthy growth in numbers of Australian tourists visiting India, placing them in the top 10 tourist markets in the world for India. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 214,000 Australians visited India in 2012, an increase of 11.8% from the previous year.

This in conjunction with the recent re-launch of Air India services to Australia encouraged the leading tourism delegates to commit to regular visits to Australia in an effort to continue the ongoing drive of Australian travellers to India through better equipping the Australian travel industry with significant information.

In addition to the presentations, industry members engaged in B2B sessions with more than 20 delegates who promoted India as having a great deal to offer the Australian visitor.

“Given the buoyancy in the Australian dollar, tourism to India is an affordable product well within the reach of consumers,” Mr Dewan pointed out.
Aloke Singh from Air India also added the relaunch of non-stop flights since August 2013 will only bring Australia and India closer and enable enhanced people to people contact through tourism.

Published: September 26th, 2013,12:56

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