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Europe top on Indians' tourist destination

Europe continues to remain the hot favourite for Indian tourists even as an uncertain economic scenario has engulfed the continent with a few of its major economies facing a mountain of debt.

business Updated: Dec 09, 2010 21:26 IST
Himani Chandna

Europe continues to remain the hot favourite for Indian tourists even as an uncertain economic scenario has engulfed the continent with a few of its major economies facing a mountain of debt. Travel service provider Thomas Cook India Ltd (TCIL) has sent 60% Indian tourist to the continent, this year.

The company has recorded a 16% jump in the bookings during the winter season compared with the summer season, in which the bookings were up 28%. "Leisure business is booming in India and undoubtedly, it will continue to grow over 30% in next year," said Madhavan Menon, managing director, TCIL.

"Holidays are no more a summer event. People are now ready to buy holidays and go anywhere," said Menon.