Amidst a strong performance from their Asian and Sub-continental itineraries, Australia’s Asia travel specialist, Travel Indochina has released a number of new itineraries in its ‘2013-14 India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Maldives’ brochure.
According to Managing Director Paul Hole of Travel Indochina, there has been a persistent demand for good itineraries from India by Australian tourists looking to travel to Asia and the Sub-continent. In fact, there has been a 30% increase YoY on Small Group Journeys and over 40% growth in FIT during the same period.
While growth in demand for Indian itineraries has been a matter of satisfaction for the team, there has also been a surge in the demand for Sri Lanka as an international destination for Australian tourists. Sri Lanka, in fact, faired much better in as much as YoY figures suggest. Small Group Journey sales have jumped five times while FIT figures have doubled in what has been a great year for Sri Lankan itineraries as well.
Both India and Sri Lanka are pulling a lot of attention; both being destinations offering such diverse experiences which are a feast for the senses. Mr. Hole suggested that their expert assistance, based on vast local experience, to create tailor-made itineraries and the Small Group Journeys section are increasingly becoming popular with Australian travelers.
The new brochure, some 52 pages long, include Travel Indochina’s first ever Kashmir itinerary along with some newly enhanced 7-15 day Sri Lankan itineraries, a number of new hotels and expanded image formats for hotels, to aid in accommodation selection.
Highlights of the new brochure are –
- A double page highlight for the Golden Triangle tours, including a 8 day / 7 night ‘Golden Triangle Fort Experience’, which offer travelers the chance to stay at the secluded Ramathra Fort
- The brochure also includes the first itinerary from Travel Indochina featuring Kashmir Houseboats & Himalayas. It includes a 3-night stay on a houseboat on the famous NageenLake against a backdrop of the famous Himalayas. It also includes a walk through the historic city of Srinagar and a drive into the world famous mountains and highlands.
- A new 5 day / 4 nights tour of the Itmenaan Himalayas & Villages in the Indian Himalayas just north of New Delhi is another exciting itinerary on the brochure. It includes staying in tastefully revamped stone houses and walking from one village to the other, enjoying the stunning views of the mountains en-route plus dining on fresh local produce.
- The Sarai at Toria on the banks of the KenRiver at the border of the PannaNational Park offers a fantastic accommodation for an unforgettable getaway from it all in this fantastic 4 day / 3 nights itinerary. Take a boat ride in the wee hours of the morning in search of otters and eagle owls or go on a safari into Panna in search for the elusive Tiger or visit the world famous Khajuraho temple known for its erotic sculptures.
In order to spice up their Sri Lankan itineraries, mid tour breaks have been scheduled with visitation to the world famous beaches in Trincomalee and Passikudah plus a choice of seven new accommodation options.
Two new Como properties have also been added to Travel Indochina’s Maldives packages, including the highly acclaimed CocoaIsland and Maalifushi as a part of its offerings of some of the best island resort experiences from the Taj, Six Senses and the Coco Palm groups.