Book it now before it gets late!

Book it now before it gets late!

Get set to escape from the daily hustle-bustle and explore exotic locales during the coming Dusshera bre­ak as many hotels and resorts offer getaway packages for you to spend that perfect time with family or friends.

One can experience adventure, fun, relaxation and tranquility at Jim Corbett National Park, Sattal and Almora. A lot of activities are organised, like one can go for a guided trek in the forest, relax in the hills, visit temples and quiet waterfalls, enjoy adventure sports or just settle around a bonfire in the evenings.

A chain of resorts located at offbeat destinations like Sattal and Almora, are offering week-long Dusshera getaway packages. Vaibhav Dayal, Co-founder and MD of V Resorts, shares his inputs, “Dusshera is the busiest time for us as Bengalis and Gujaratis travel a lot during this time. We are offering special packages, which include forest safaris and other activities. When there is a heavy flow of customers, we do cross-selling, wherein advise we them to go to our other locations.”

Talking about Indian client when it comes to holidaying, Vaibhav adds, “Indians like negotiating. Surprisingly, this is more on telephonic bookings. When it comes to on-the-spot bookings, they don’t compromise and pay extra too.”

Gaurav Jain, CEO and founder of Aamod Resorts in Shoghi near Shimla says that it is important to get right customers. “Initially, when this place was new and few people knew about it, they used to come and ask for discotheques, pubs and bars. But, now they know it is a forest property and meant for relaxation.”

“This year specifically we are getting a lot of enquiries and one of the factors maybe because of dipping of rupee as vacationing abroad has become expensive. People are looking out for domestic destinations,” adds Gaurav.

Vacations are the perfect time to relax and recharge oneself. What’s often not talked about is that not taking time off regularly can lead to health issues.
Sayyad M A, DGM, Ranbanka Palace in Jodhpur too says, “We see 80-90 per cent occupancy during festive season, from October onwards.”

On the other hand, Shwetank Singh, regional vice president, operations, Premier Inn South Asia says the inflow of tourists is steady. “In Bangalore the occupancy drops during Diwali as it a industrial-oriented city. In Delhi, the occu­­pancy remains steadydown.”

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