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Rain or shine, August set to be the month of journey 

With the upcoming lengthy weekend, tour conductors are observing a rise in bookings 

With the upcoming lengthy weekend, tour conductors are observing a rise in bookings 


The lengthy weekend between August 11 and August 15 will see folks of Bengaluru heading out in hordes, with each authorities and personal journey organisers reporting an enormous leap in bookings. Pouring rains have hardly proved a dampener to these bitten by the journey bug.

Most of the properties belonging to Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and Jungle Lodge Resorts (JLR) have been overbooked for the first two weeks of the month. All the bundle excursions to Tirupathi provided by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) been booked 100% over the lengthy weekend.

String of holidays

With Raksha Bandhan on August 11 and Independence Day on August 15, the vacationers are making full use of the lengthy weekend. The Madhurai–Rameshwaram–Kanyakumari tour and Mysuru– Ooty–Kodaikanal, Sigandhore and Jog Falls excursions by KSTDC have excessive quantity of bookings throughout the weekend.  

“Throughout the state, in most tourist spots, we are not able to find even one empty room. There is a huge boom this month when compared to the last month. Mysuru and Madikeri are in great demand followed by coastal regions and North Karnataka spots. International tourists have also increased,” stated T. Venkatesh, Director, Department of Tourism. 

“We have been receiving enquiries from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and other states. For the first two weeks of August, all our properties are 100% booked. The second two weeks, as of now, have been booked 85%,” stated Manojkumar, Managing Director, JLR. He stated that Kabini, Bandipur, Bheemeshwari nature camp and Kali Tiger reserve are some of the locations that are in excessive demand. 

Millennial crowd

Along with households, the working millennial crowd can also be keen to journey this month. Mini holidays and staycations are in excessive demand, personal tour conductors have reported. A survey carried out by Thomas Cook (India), confirmed that 69% of their respondents had been eager on touring throughout the second weekend of the month. Around 66% of them wished to journey to home locations whereas 34% of them most popular brief, worldwide journeys. The firm has additionally seen a two fold improve from final month in the quantity of bookings for the lengthy weekend. 

“On the domestic front, demand is at an all-time high for locations like Kashmir, Leh Ladakh, Kerala, Goa and Andaman. Closer home and easy visa destinations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi; island destinations like Maldives and Mauritius and South East Asian destinations like Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia are top preference for our Bengaluru customers for the upcoming long weekend,” stated Santhosh Kanna, Vice President, Leisure Travel – Thomas Cook (India) Limited.   

Experts say that going by the present tendencies, good days are forward for the tourism trade for at the very least the subsequent two months (till Dasara trip).

“Until now, we have close to 6000 flight bookings with us from Bangalore for the 11-15th long weekend and are expecting the bookings to increase by 30-40% in the coming days,” stated Rikant Pitti, co-founder, EaseMyTrip.

He added that monsoon has additional fuelled the curiosity to journey because it has uplifted the scenic magnificence of locations.

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