The Connaissance Group is to make the best of the hot weather, enticing outbound Indian travellers with a summer promotion at its hotels.
The Group is targeting a 5 mn strong Indian outbound market to fill up hotels in an ordinarily slow season, where occupancies hover around 45-50 percent. rn
rnrnrnldblquote Outbound travel from India in the May, June and July months is a good opportunity to tap into. We have begun carrying out promotions in India, offering concessionary rates and so on
dblquote , Deputy Chairman Connaissance Group, S. Senaratne said. rn
rnrnrnThe average Indian stay is generally about four to five days, the average daily spend about US$ 60 and Colombo, Kandy and Nuwara Eliya being the main destinations rn
rnrnrnWith SriLankan airlines now flying over 60 flights a week to India and regional carriers like Sahara and Jet Airways plying the route, airline capacity and accessibility to the country has been increased. rnrn
rnrnAlso on the cards are plans to tap into China in the lo