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Friday, 24 May, 2019, 10 : 00 AM [IST]

ICC World Cup - 2019 to tap Indian travellers to the UK

British High Commission recently shared a rough estimate of 80,000 Indians may travel for the World Cup, is based on previous India-UK travel trends and the numbers of Indians travelling for previous tournaments and - given the size of the market and passion for sport in India and the great flight connections between India and UK. The British administration is betting big on the ensuing Cricket World Cup 2019 to boost tourism and draw a larger number of Indian visitors to the UK.

As peak season of Travel falls along with World Cup 2019, most travel companies have noticed a considerable increase in the number of tourists travelling to cricket events or alternatively planning a holiday around major cricket tournaments.

SanKash, being an eminent travel fin-tech startup, has been witnessing an upsurge in overseas bookings specifically for London from travel enthusiasts during the upcoming World Cup mania. Crucial matches like India-Pakistan, & India-Australia falling in June are making it a peak season for both travel & cricket lovers, says Akash Dahiya, Co-Founder, SanKash- India's first Travel Fintech Startup offering affordable luxury travel. 

With more and more millennials opting to travel abroad on credit, the travel or holiday loans segment is growing faster and more profitably than others. Sankash aims to empower both travel service providers and end-customers and focuses on helping online and offline travel brands provide flexibly-paid offerings to their customers at attractive interest rates.

Major tournaments like World Cup has given a new dimension to the concept of cricket tourism, which is still infancy in this country’, says Aditya Loomba, Jt MD, Eco Rent A Car-EurpoCar. ‘The rise in cricket tourism, as it is being called, is definitely an advantage for the tourism and hospitality sector’, he adds. And, the maximum traction for car rentals, we have been receiving is for cities like Manchester and London where important ODI’s – India Pakistan and India – Australia is likely to happen.

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