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November 4, 2011

Floods make tourists opt for India instead of Thailand

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“There is a 20-25 per cent drop in bookings for Thailand this season (October-December), which has translated into an overall drop of 5-7 per cent in bookings for outbound travel,” said Sunny Sodhi, Vice-President (Air Product) at travel portal Yatra.com.

More tourists are coming to India or travelling within the country due to the devastating floods in Thailand, the popular Southeast Asian budget destination where more than 400 people have lost their lives since July 2011.  Foreign tourists are arriving in larger numbers and staying longer in India, while domestic travellers are looking at destinations such as Goa, Kerala and Andamans with renewed interest, industry experts say.

Read more:  Thailand Flood 2011: More Than 400 Dead

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