Covid-19, workations and what will it take to revive travel? An elite panel of tourism experts discusses

The Travel and Tourism industry, despite contributing close to 10% to the GDP, has been the hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many travel-tech startups in the country without business. Tens of thousands of small travel firms around India have barely had any business for nearly a year now. But now, after 10 weeks of falling average daily air passengers through April and May, airline bookings are slowly picking up, as fliers regain confidence and falling infections prompt states to relax restrictions. Moreover, small travel agents have also resumed operations upon easing of Covid19 restrictions, many are now implementing ways like going entirely online.

Online and physical travel agents have seen higher bookings in June. Also, the passenger traffic has picked up in June, but whether this can be sustained will depend on the vaccination drive. In conversation with Financial Express Online, an elite panel comprising of Arun Bagaria, Co-founder, TravClan, Ankush Nijhawan,…

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