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Revenge travel gains momentum but with caution; tourism sector optimistic

Goa, Kerala, Maldives and Dubai among the popular destinations

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Weekend gateways at driveable distances from metros have seen a spurt in demand, with people emphasising hygiene and safety while making travel plans

Pent-up demand coupled with the gradual easing of restrictions is giving hopes to the travel sector, which has been badly battered by Covid-19. The first signs of recovery were witnessed during the extended Gandhi Jayanti weekend, and travel companies and hotels are optimistic about further growth in the coming months.  “The lockdowns and restrictions only delayed travel. With confidence returning and the restrictions eased, we expect travel to increase over the next few months and, eventually, return to pre-Covid levels,” says Cleartrip.com’s Head of ...