Tourism Australia to attract Indian tourists with discounted airfares

In a move to attract Indian tourists, Tourism Australia has made association with eight airlines as part of the ‘Great Australian Airfare Sale’, with all airlines offering tickets at great discounts. Air India, Jet Airways, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways and Scoot are the eight airlines joined in the endeavor. Travellers can make use of booking offer till 21st of this month, with the travel validity till June 30, 2019.

The return fares start from Rs 23,000 on a budget airline for connecting flights, and will go up to Rs 55,000 for direct flights. Australia’s Tourism 2020 expected to bring 3,00,000 Indian tourists to the country by 2020. However, they already achieved the goal by December 2017, reaching the target three years ahead and recording 3,18,100 Indian tourists to the country my March 2018. Indian tourists spend around Rs 7,150 crore on their visit to Australia, marking an increase of 16 per cent rise in expenditure over the last year. This affirms Australia as one of the most favourite destinations of Indian travellers as it’s the fourth year where Tourism Australia has registered solid double-digit growth in both arrivals and spends.

“We are immensely proud to be the pioneers of campaigns like the ‘Great Australian Airfare Sale’ in India. The campaign is an industry-first initiative that has brought together eight airlines to offer Indian travellers a compelling reason to travel to Australia at unbelievable airfares. It serves a dual objective of securing early bookings to Australia and filling airline seats during out-of-peak times,” said Nishant Kashikar, Country Manager (India), Tourism Australia.