Travel major Thomas Cook India Ltd (TCIL) has said that its domestic leisure business is growing at a CAGR of 25 per cent, exceeding the rate of growth of its outbound travel segment.
“Domestic leisure travel service is comparatively new and was started few years ago. It is growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 25 per cent while our outbound travel business is expanding at 10-15 per cent,” Pant said.
In the leisure travel portfolio for TCIL, the share of domestic segment is currently at 20 per cent and the rest lies with outbound business. “We expect that share of domestic (travel business) should increase to 30-35 per cent in the next 2-3 years as travelling within the country is gaining traction,” he said. It will continue to add new destinations in both domestic and international travel, he said, adding that a 15-day Antarctica tour marketed at a cost of Rs 9.9 lakh per head, has fully been booked. In view of the financial collapse of the UK-Based firm, TCIL does not foresee any adverse impact on its operations but is closely monitoring the developments, he said. The company will take a call about the continuation with the brand ‘Thomas Cook’ for its future operation in India, he said.