Ahead of Sankranti, Cleartrip, one of India’s fastest-growing OTA platforms, saw the highest spike in flight bookings in January 2023 to Visakhapatnam, compared to other cities in South India. The hike in bookings from Bengaluru to Visakhapatnam is at 130 per cent when compared to November 2022 which is off-season. Similarly, traffic from New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai, to Visakhapatnam has also registered 87 per cent, 48 per cent, and 33 per cent spike respectively.
Prahlad Krishnamurti, Chief Business Officer, Cleartrip, stated, “Home to pristine beaches and unique attractions like the Borra caves and the Submarine museum, this port city is a popular destination for travellers all year round. However, during Sankranti, Vizag transforms into a centre of traditional festivities, decadent delicacies, and infectious energy. As folks head back to the city to meet their families or simply explore the metropolis for the first time, we are happy to have provided a platform that helped them to seamlessly plan their travel and have a wonderful time during the festive season. We are also excited to see that the desire to travel continues to rise post the year-end holiday season and the momentum has sustained well into January.”