Chennaites eye Iceland, Madagascar this summer

CHENNAI: Come summer, city-based B Madan is looking forward to a memorable family trip overseas. A travel freak, who has toured several countries, Madan is eyeing an exotic destination that is not on the tourism radar of many Indians. “I wish to visit Madagascar for this summer because the African nation has uncommercialised, virgin places blessed with sandy beaches. We are also told the country has ancient archaeological sites, which is another reason,” he said.
With several city travellers charting out their foreign trips for the upcoming vacation, a section of seasoned travellers are looking at little known international destinations for holidaymakers from the subcontinent. Fiji, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Iceland, Peru, Jeju Island in South Korea, Tanzania and Zimbabwe have made to the list of emerging countries that the city tour operators are getting enquiries about from travellers.

J Sakthi, a tour operator said families are looking for combining a popular country and its unexplored neighbourhood in their itinerary. “For instance, those travelling to New Zealand add Fiji to their trip. Similarly, Kenya and Malawi are two other countries we getting enquiries about, thanks to wildlife tourism,” he said. About 10% of queries that we get are for new international destinations, he added....Read more


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