Travel during COVID-19 2nd wave: More than 95 per cent of travel bookings are for one-way trips: Rajiv Subramanian, Cleartrip

Rajiv Subramanian,VP, Cleartrip

How will India’s travel segment tackle muted travel bookings that have cast a shadow on it during the second wave of COVID-19? With many Indian travellers now confined to their homes and staying safe indoors, travel bookings have been hit. For many travellers, chronic stress and fatigue have been key factors during the second wave of the pandemic. Yet staying indoors is viewed as a lifesaver for most Indians at this point of time. Emergency travel, however, is on the rise as people continue to move to other cities for better healthcare facilities.
Trends also indicate that interstate emergency travel is mostly driving cab bookings as people are hesitant to take flights or travel by trains due to safety concerns.

Given how the second wave of the pandemic has impacted travel bookings, Financial Express Online reached out to Rajiv Subramanian, VP, Cleartrip to understand the current travel trends and what can be expected in the coming months.

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