Not In Town | @notintownlive | 20 Nov 2019
Sydney/NITN: India is currently the fastest growing inbound market for Tourism Australia with five consecutive years of double-digit growth. The 2020 arrivals goal of 300,000 Indian visitors was achieved in December 2017, three years ahead of target date.
To make travel to Australia more attractive for Indian travellers, Tourism Australia has just launched the Airline Marketplace campaign in India, re-named Virtual Travel Fair in its sixth iteration.
With all-inclusive, return economy-class airfares to Australia starting from just Rs. 40,000*, the promotion comes on the back of Tourism Australia’s latest campaign ‘Experience the game and beyond’, that is targeted at passionate Indian cricket fans, giving them an opportunity to be a part of the ICC T20 World Cup along with an unparalleled holiday experience in Australia.
Partnering with seven airlines incl. Air India, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines and Thai Airways, this sale is valid until Dec 13, 2019 and offers travel validity through to Dec 31, 2020.
Additionally, over 30 Australian tourism products ranging from hotels and car rental agencies to adventure and leisure experiences have come on board, through their preferred Inbound Tour Operators, to extend unmatched discounts which could be availed through Tourism Australia’s Aussie Specialist Agents, Key Distribution Partners and leading online travel agents.
Deals offered by airline partners are as below:
Return Fares, per person on economy class from
|Air India||Rs. 50,950*||www.airindia.in|
|Cathay Pacific Airways||Rs. 43,320*||www.cathaypacific.com|
|China Southern Airlines||Rs. 25,400* (excl. taxes)||http://www.global.csair.com/en/|
|Malaysia Airlines||Rs. 41,050*||www.malaysiaairlines.com|
|Singapore Airlines||Rs. 40,000*||www.singaporeair.com|
|Sri Lankan Airlines||Rs. 45,800||http://www.srilankan.com/en_uk/in|
|Thai Airways||Rs. 40,750||www.thaiairways.com|
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