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Indigo Is First Indian Provider to Carry 100 Million Passengers



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Indian low-cost service IndiGo turned the primary Indian airline to move 100 million passengers in a yr. Celebrating its seventeenth anniversary this yr, IndiGo has change into one of many world’s largest airways by passenger site visitors.

Passenger Site visitors Overview: In 2022, IndiGo had 78 million passengers on board, barely surpassing its pre-Covid ranges. In 2023, the service witnessed a considerable 22% enhance in passenger site visitors.

IndiGo has additionally change into the primary airline in India to function greater than 2,000 flights a day. Presently, the Indian service serves 118 locations, together with 32 worldwide locations. Over the previous six months, IndiGo has added greater than 20 worldwide routes to its schedule. 


Pieter Elbers, Indigo CEO, attributed the milestone to buyer belief and the dedication of IndiGo colleagues. He emphasised the “validation of their technique and the pleasure in connecting individuals and aspirations for the previous 17 years”. 

Progress Technique and Future Plans: In 2022, IndiGo initiated a progress technique beneath three strategic pillars: ‘Reassure, Develop, and Create.’ This technique goals to help the airline’s progress plans, with a purpose to double in measurement and scale by the tip of the last decade. To realize this, IndiGo positioned an order for 500 new plane with Airbus, along with the present 450+ plane order.

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One other low-cost service SpiceJet has formally confirmed its intent to bid for bankrupt airline Go First. The airline stated, the purpose is to “create a powerful and viable airline in a potential mixture with SpiceJet.”

DreamFolks Launches Membership Program

DreamFolks, India’s airport companies aggregator, has introduced the launch of its membership program – The DreamFolks Membership. The membership presents a variety of membership packages designed to cater to numerous journey and way of life wants.

The DreamFolks Membership presents 4 card variants: Aspire, Premium, Choose and Elite.


As India’s main airport expertise disruptors, we at the moment are extending premium journey and way of life companies to a wider vary of shoppers,” stated Liberatha Kallat, chief managing director of DreamFolks. 

Just lately, DreamFolks partnered with Gray Wall, a big airport and lounge service aggregator in Russia. By means of this collaboration, DreamFolks and Gray Wall goal to enhance the journey expertise for passengers crossing borders. DreamFolks’ purchasers and their finish customers will now have entry to Gray Wall’s intensive community of lounges and companies in Russia. 

It additionally launched its preliminary public providing (IPO)  in India on August 24


IHG Inks Pact for New Vacation Inn Resort in Maharashtra

IHG has introduced the signing of a administration settlement with XECO Media to deliver a brand new Vacation Inn Resort to town of Karjat in Maharashtra. 

Set to open in 2027, the resort will add 150 keys to IHG’s portfolio within the state.

IHG presently operates 45 lodges throughout 5 manufacturers in India. The manufacturers embrace Six Senses, InterContinental Lodges and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Vacation Inn Resort, and Vacation Inn Categorical. Moreover, there’s a pipeline of 45 lodges scheduled to open within the subsequent 3-5 years, indicating a strong enlargement technique within the area.


As reported by Skift earlier, IHG is likely one of the largest lodge teams on the earth by variety of rooms, together with rivals like Marriott and Accor. It has about 5,656 lodges globally — 842,759 rooms. The overwhelming majority of its lodges are franchises.

There are 17 IHG manufacturers total, spanning from midscale to luxurious. The midscale Vacation Inn Categorical is by far its largest, making up practically half of its lodges worldwide. In the meantime InterContinental Lodges & Resorts is its largest luxurious model with a complete of 204 lodges, and Crowne Plaza its largest upscale model, with a complete of 427 lodges.

Hyderabad Most Booked Vacation spot in 2023 for Oyo 

Because the yr concludes, hospitality expertise firm Oyo has launched its annual journey tendencies index, Travelopedia 2023, which unveils that Hyderabad was the probably the most booked metropolis, adopted by Bengaluru, Delhi, and Kolkata.


Most Booked Cities: Hyderabad leads as probably the most booked metropolis, adopted by Bengaluru, Delhi, and Kolkata.

Most Booked State: Uttar Pradesh tops the record as probably the most booked state, adopted by Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh.

Smaller Cities: Smaller cities like Gorakhpur, Digha, Warangal, and Guntur skilled the very best year-on-year progress in bookings in comparison with 2022.


Peak Reserving Intervals:

  • September 30 stands out as probably the most booked day of the yr.
  • Could claims the title for the month with the very best bookings.
  • The interval from September 30 to October 2 recorded the very best bookings amongst all lengthy weekends within the yr.

Leisure and Enterprise Cities: Jaipur leads as probably the most visited leisure metropolis, with Goa, Mysore, and Pondicherry following swimsuit. 

Religious and Pilgrimage Locations:

  • Puri secures the highest spot as probably the most booked religious and pilgrimage vacation spot, adopted by Amritsar, Varanasi, and Haridwar.
  • Lesser-known religious locations like Deoghar, Palani, and Govardhan witnessed vital progress in guests in comparison with 2022.

Skyscanner’s Insights on How India Traveled in 2023

Dubai, and Bangkok emerged as the preferred vacation locations for Indian vacationers in 2023, in response to Skyscanner information. March stood out as the popular month for journey amongst Indian vacationers through the yr, revealed the info 2023.

Inexpensive Home Vacation spot: Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh was probably the most budget-friendly flight vacation spot, with return flights priced at simply INR 3,035 on a median in 2023.


Most Inexpensive Worldwide Locations: Skyscanner recognized Nha Trang in Vietnam as probably the most inexpensive metropolis for a three-star lodge keep for Indian vacationers. Doha in Qatar takes the lead as town with the most cost effective automotive rental, with Indian vacationers paying solely INR 2,198/day on a median.

Gujarat Authorities Inks Tourism Agreements Price $950 Million

The Gujarat Authorities inked 10 memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the intention to take a position INR 7.7 billion ($950 million) for the event of tourism within the state, together with institution of a four-star resort, an leisure zone and a cultural theme park. 

For the four-star resort, an MoU of INR 1.45 billion ($17.5 million) was signed. The settlement for the leisure zone was price INR 4 billion whereas the MoU for a cultural theme park was price INR 2.3 billion


With the signing of the primary MoU, the federal government goals to offer employment to greater than 450 individuals from the native tribe. The leisure zone, when finalized, would offer employment to over 2,500 locals of Kutch and Gir Somnath, the state has stated. One other development of leisure zone and a cultural theme park will present employment to 1,100 individuals, authorities officers stated.

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