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Summer Travel Trends 2017

Summer vacations are round the corner and the demand for holidays have risen by at least 20 percent compared to the same period last year. Close to 65 percent of outbound travel trips happens during the period April to July. This is primarily driven by family holiday.

 

More than 60 percent of the outbound travelers prefer group holidays to Europe, USA and the Far East – Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Though Western Europe continues to be an all-time favourite with destinations such as UK, Switzerland, Germany and France attracting the bulk of the travelers, we have seen an increase in demand to destinations such as Greece, Croatia and Slovenia. Apart from our regular coach tours, we have also introduced guaranteed coach tours to England and Scotland. Among long-haul destinations, USA, Australia and New Zealand also continues to get its fair share of tourists. For those who love exotic destinations Japan, South Korea, Israel and Zambia are the top favourites.

 

An upward trend is observed in people choosing the unconventional destinations as the new-age travellers are making bold choices like Morroco, Machu Picchu (Peru), Jordan and Flanders (Flanders is a rich and lively cluster of cities in Belgium, made up of Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen). This set of travellers like to go beyond the usual destinations and must-see attractions. They seek for true experiences and look for itineraries more attuned to local culture.

 

Domestic destinations also witness huge footfalls and this year we see a lot of interest for destinations such as Kashmir, North East, Goa and Kerala. Nainital-Masoori-Corbett, Shimla-Manali, North East destinations such as Gangtok – Pelling – Darjeeling and Ladakh are the bestsellers. The dramatic landscapes, monasteries and fortresses (dzongs) of Bhutan also appeal many travel enthusiasts. Many senior citizens are also opting for pilgrimages such as Kailash Mansarovar, Char Dham Yatra and Vaishnodevi during summers.

 

With increasing number of travellers shifting focus to ‘experience-oriented‘ vacations, there is an increase in the demand for the adventure travel services. The adrenaline junkies love getting out of their comfort zones and embracing new passions and experiences. Cox & Kings has introduced high-quality expeditions Trip 360º to cater to the insatiable appetite of thrill-seekers in a safe and healthy environment.

 

Considering the huge travel demand from tier II & III cities, Cox and Kings has introduced many tours starting from Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Goa, Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Trivandrum among others.

 

Cox & Kings has recently launched Enable Travel, India’s first accessible holiday specialist that aims to make travel for people with disabilities, easy and hassle-free. The product includes specially curated itineraries to accessible destinations, for inbound and domestic tourists with disabilities. To make all areas of travel accessible and barrier free, Enable Travel is in the process of partnering with airlines, airports, road transport companies, sightseeing points, hotels, restaurants, entertainment, insurance companies and many more.

 

Since March is the peak season for summer bookings, Cox & Kings has also announced many attractive offers for early bookers.

 

Our Current Offers

  • The Biggest Holiday Salebration Offer– It is a limited period offer wherein Cox & Kings brings the largest variety of holidays, prices, discounts and offers under one roof. The scheme includes various offers such as- child goes free, two night stay free at a domestic hotel, free goodies, great ‘value’ inclusions and many more. It includes international group tours, tailor-made holidays, domestic group holidays and our special tours such as Instant Holidays, Pure Veg Tours and Marathi Group Holidays.

 

  • FAB 4 offer– In FAB 4 offer on domestic holidays, the luck draw winners have chance to get discount booklets worth Rs. 50,000 or I-phone 7 or free Thailand Holiday for a couple or free Europe Holiday for a couple. Book a Summer 2017 holiday Now to enter our lucky draw on March 31st to win big.

 

  • Mega discount on luxury holidays– Get discount equal to the last 4 digits of your debit/credit card, tours start @ Rs. 38,068 only, the offer is available only on domestic tours including Nepal, Kerala, South India, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, The Golden Quadrangle, Rajasthan etc.

 

Some Of Our Interesting Summer Packages

 

Morocco Kasbahs & Deserts (Trip 360º) – 8 days / 7 nights

Morocco adventure covers all of the city’s must-see highlights and gives you enough time to explore on your own. From guided walks through the labyrinthine alleys of Fes and Marrakech to desert camping in the Sahara, lazy market strolls to cooking classes and traditional dinners, you do it all on this 8-day adventure.

 

Visit: Casablanca, Fes, Merzouga, Todra Gorge, Ait Ben Haddou, Marrakech

Price: Starting from INR 46,550/- (without airfare)

Trip Date: May 28th, 2017

 

England and Scotland Heritage – 8 days / 7 nights

Journey north to the land of the bonny and brave, from London and Windsor Castle in the south to the slopes of Ben Nevis. Visit picturesque Pitlochry, the beautiful Gothic architecture of York and Grasmere, where William Wordsworth once lived.

 

Visit: London, Gloucester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh, Bradford

Price: Starting from INR 75,993 Per Person (without airfare)

Trip Dates: 2nd, Feb 2017 – 12th, Apr 2017

 

Everest Base Camp Trek (Trip 360º) – 15 Days / 14 nights

Many stories have been written and tales have been told about this most majestic of mountains. Now its time for you to write your own story by embarking on your own adventure to the Base of the World’s highest mountain on your own two feet! Every day the scenery changes as you climb higher and higher; in the beginning you will cross over bridges with fast flowing glacial water beneath you and by the end you will be walking along side these same glaciers, now frozen and solid!

 

Price: Starting from INR 66,000/- (without airfare but includes return Domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla)

Tour Dates: Mar 17th & Apr 18th, 2017

 

Singapore Delight with Sentosa – 4 nights / 5 days

Savour the taste of Singapore through culinary trail curated by Cox & Kings. The package offers best of Singapore’s sophisticated nightlife, gourmet food, great shopping and sightseeing.

 

Price: Starting from INR 36,999 (without airfare)

Highlights

  • Night safari tour

  • Panoramic city tour of Singapore

  • Visit to the Gardens by the Bay

  • Visit to Sentosa Theme Park

  • Southeast Asia’s first movie theme park- Universal Studios

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour dates: 2nd March, 2017 – 30th June, 2017

 

Swiss Homelidays by Train- 7 Days / 6 Nights

Apt for people who would love to experience the fun of train tours. Switzerland is a stylish tourist destination offering countless outdoor adventures and contemporary urban breaks. Mixing expansive greenery, slick cities and buckets of fresh air, you visit Lucerne with its stunning lakeside and mountain sceneries on its doorstep, Interlaken the captivating “capital” of Switzerland’s beautiful Bernese Oberland and Zurich an arty, trend-conscious and surprisingly vibrant city.

 

Visit: Zurich, Engelberg

Price: Starting from INR 58,997/- (without airfare)

Tour Dates: 13th May, 2017 – 30th June, 2017

 

The Machu Picchu Explorer (Trip 360º) – 8 Days / 7 nights

Complex and intricate, Peru is a haven for active travellers. Packed with amazing attractions, this 8 day Nat Geo expedition introduces you to everything this country is famous for! Sit back and enjoy the scenic train ride to the fascinating Machu Picchu ruins and learn the Peruvian way of life. Also visit museums, stargaze, shop at local markets, and soak up the mystical Peruvian culture on this adventure tour.

 

Visit: Lima, Urubamba, Aguas Calientes, Cusco

Price: Starting from INR 1,18,930/- (without airfare)

Tour Dates: 11th Aug 2017

 

Greek Sojourn – 06 Days / 05 Nights

Immerse yourselves in the beauty of the land of philosophers, origin of the Olympic games and great archaeological structures. Learn about Greek history during your visit to the enchanting Greek capital which has always been the cradle of civilisation. Visit one of the most romantic locations in the world – Santorini, with its Cycladic architecture and picturesque views. Basque in the sun during your visit to Mykonos with its exotic beaches and frolic in its exciting nightlife.

 

Visit: Greece

Price: Starting from INR 58,945/- (with airfare)

Trip Dates

April 2017 – 07, 14, 21, 28

May 2017 – 05, 12,19, 26

June 2017 – 02, 09,16, 23, 30

Domestic group holidays

Super Saver North East with Air

07 Days / 06 Nights

Visit: Gangtok, Pelling & Darjeeling

Cost: Starting from INR 26,999/-

Super Saver Uttarakhand

08 Days / 07 Nights

Visit: Delhi, Nainital, Corbett, Mussoorie, Rishikesh & Haridwar

Cost: Starting from INR 21,999/-

 

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra by Helicopter

11 Days / 10 Nights

Visit: Nepalgunj, Simikot, Purang, Mansarovar, Darchen, Diraphuk, Zuthulphuk & Hilsa

Cost: Starting from INR 1,79,999/-

Super Saver Ladakh with Air

08 Days / 07 Nights

Visit: Leh, Nubra Valley & Pangong Lake

Cost: Starting from INR 36,999/-

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