New Delhi: Some travel service providers have registered a 25-30% jump in bookings for Eastern Europe this year and destinations like Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, and Romania are getting popular on the radar of discerning Indian travelers reports Anumeha Chaturvedi.
Against that travel to mainland Europe grew between 10% to 15%. MakeMyTrip saw an over 100% growth in bookings for some of the countries in Eastern Europe.
Hungary, for instance, registered an over 150% growth closely followed by Serbia, Russia, and Estonia on the platform.
“On an average, we have seen over 60% growth in the number of bookings for Eastern Europe on our platform compared to last year. While Prague, Vienna, and Budapest are top favorite cities to visit in the region, the Croatian coastline is catching the imagination of a lot of travelers and we foresee a lot of growth in outbound travel for this region,” said a spokesperson from MakeMyTrip.
“The Balkan states of Croatia, Slovenia, and Serbia Montenegro constitute another belt that is emerging beside Hungary Poland and Austria.
Alot of Bollywood films have been shot in locations like Serbia. WOW air is starting direct operations from India this year so we hope the Iceland numbers will also go up,” said Romil Pant, senior VP, leisure travel, Thomas Cook.
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