Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Ahmedabad-Goa airfare zooms 80% for Janmashtami

Ahmedabad: Goa is topping the chart as a preferred destination for the great Gujarati gamblers this Janmashtami. High demand has sent Ahmedabad-Goa-Ahmedabad airfares skyrocketing by 80% during the festive weekend on August 24 and 25.
The rush to Goa is also fuelled by the political unrest in Hong Kong, which is another preferred destination for gamblers.
Tourists are skipping Hong Kong for Goa this Janmashtami, said tour operators.
A return flight between Ahmedabad and Goa this weekend costs as high as Rs 14,400 per passenger. The same on a normal weekend is around Rs 8,000, according to tour operators.
The maximum airfare for the same sector stood at Rs 34,200 for a direct flight - a clear fourfold increase from the normal price.
"Due to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong, several tourists have avoided Hong Kong and Macau and a lot of these tourists are diverted towards Goa.
Since there are barely two-three days available, bookings for domestic destinations are higher than international ones," said Pankaj Gupta, president, Travel agents and tour operators' Association of Gujarat (TAG).
20/08/19 Times of India
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