IRCTC makes international travel plans

By S. ANIL RADHAKRISHNAN  www.thehindu.com

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) has gone beyond its primary business as a rail ticketing portal and has ventured into international tours.

The IRCTC, a government of India enterprise, which had been concentrating on inbound tours to various States, has started focusing on promoting trips to popular tourist spots abroad. The IRCTC offices of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka — in Ernakulam, Chennai, and Bangalore — have come up with tailor-made international tour packages.

The IRCTC has announced a four-day three-night package from Kochi to Dubai from January 23 following the success of its maiden tour to Malaysia from the State. The package is limited to 24 persons to give personal attention to those flying to Dubai, says Rajeev Sadanandan, Regional Manager, IRCTC.

The package, ‘Magical Dubai Shopping Festival 2015,’ starting from Rs.44,155, includes to and fro ticket in Air India Express from Kochi, overseas travel insurance, three-star accommodation, all meals on full board basis, transportation by luxury coach, airport transfers, tour guide and English-speaking tour escort. More info

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