The Indian Railway’s outbound tourism packages, planned for far off countries like Australia and south Africa, may save tourists more than 10% of tour costs as compared to private operators, sources in IRCTC said.
Said an official from Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC), “We plan to improve our network of travel operators across the world and are forging ties with leading airlines who will allow us to block seats for particular dates at reasonable prices.” He stated that IRCTC packages were preferred due to the “reliable service”, “value of money” and the fact that the packages saved the passenger nearly 10% of tour costs as compared to certain private operators.
At present, the IRCTC has announced a 5 Days, 4 nights Thailand package which will cover two cities and leave on July 13. It is serious about introducing economical package tours for as far as Australia, Greece, Turkey and South Africa.
“One can travel by reputed airlines and stay at best hotels for an economical price. Our profit margins are not as high as private operators and we are fully accountable for our services. This is the reason why citizens prefer our outbound packages,” the official added.