Simplifyling India


India is a ripe source market, with a socio-economic environment that tends to encourage overseas travel among its citizens. Decades of stable governments, coupled with sustained economic growth, increasing aspirations, a growing middle class and rising number of High Net-worth Individuals, global exposure and sizeable disposable income across segments have contributed to an increasing number of Indians travelling overseas.

In 2017, over 24 Million Indians travelled overseas. The Outbound tourism market has grown at an average of 10% over the last decade, which is commendable considering the global recession in 2008.

What makes India’s growth story particularly exciting is the fact that today’s travelling population is a miniscule 1.5% of India’s population of nearly 1.3 billion and there is huge potential to harvest this market for future gains!

India’s amazing potential as a tourism source market is not fully explored because of its inherent diversity, complexity and size. But this isn’t an insurmountable challenge. All you need is a partner who understands how travel aspirations are created, maintained and translated into reality.

is Young

65% of the population is under the age of 35. By 2020, the average Indian will be only 29-years-old as compared to 37 for China and 48 for Japan

is Growing

India's GDP growth during 2017 has crossed 7%. India has now overtaken China as the fastest growing large economy in the world

is Spending

India is home to 75 Billionaires, 275,000 Millionaires and over a Million people with a net-worth over 100,000 USD. By 2021, the spending power of Indian consumers will hit 1 Trillion USD

is Travelling

Already the second largest outbound market in Asia, India is set to grow leaps and bounds in the next five years, displaying a hunger to discover new destinations and gain new experiences

is Diverse

29 ethnically diverse states and 22 widely spoken languages make India one of the most diverse nations in the world

is Complex

The Travel Business is a complex and largely unstructured, made up of different players including wholesalers, retailers, travel agents, tour operators, single-shop owners and Online Travel Agencies. Some focus on specific regions, like Asia or Europe, while others are cater to particular segments like Luxury or MICE.