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Cleartrip Users Make the Most of the 2018 Calendar; Get Ready to Jet, Set, Go by Booking Holidays for 16 Long Weekends through the Year

Business Wire India
With a spectacular list of sixteen long weekends, the 2018 calendar has triggered the expectations of travelling enthusiasts. Barely three weeks into the year, vacationers are already busy planning where to go on weekends this year. Holiday bells are ringing, inspiring leisure trips and tours.
No wonder then that there is a massive tourist rush for flight tickets and even rail tickets, as revealed by  
An official at Cleartrip, when asked about bookings for long weekends for 2018 said “Domestic tourism in India is rising prominently and it has the potential to be the second largest travel market with an estimated number of 1,300 million planned domestic trips. And this year, the scenario is all the more lucrative with 16 long weekends impending. The enthusiasm has started to reflect with a huge jump in bookings for 26-28th January long weekend when compared with the bookings made for the Republic Day weekend over the past few years.”
“Last year, there was a huge rush for the Independence Day weekend, Janamashtami weekend, and the Ganesh Chaturthi weekend. With people already booking for long weekends in January and February, the company expects that the advance booking pattern will continue like last year,” he added.
He further elaborated, “This year, our bookings are already eliciting a fantastic response for domestic travel to offbeat destinations like Ranathambore, Rann of Kutch, Amer, etc. Moreover, with the initiatives taken up by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, heritage tourism is gaining great traction.”
Besides, as per survey records, Indians seem to have essentially changed their mindset of sitting back at home on weekend holidays and have imbibed the spirit of packing their bags even for short trips on weekends.
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s data, the domestic passenger traffic in India was 10.6 crore in Jan-Nov 2017.Cleartrip expects these numbers to grow manifold in 2018. Moreover, the International Air Transport Association believes that India is most likely to become the third largest aviation market by 2025. Further, FTAs (Foreign tourist arrivals) on e-Tourist Visa in India increased 71 percent year-on-year to 118,000 in September 2017, giving a greater fillip to the sector.   
Since offbeat destinations seem to be the hot trend for 2018 weekend trips, one can consider the destinations which have surfaced as preferred picks this year. Cities attracting tourists from all over the nation include Mysore, which can be explored during the Chamundi Festival in October, Mahaballipuram temples, Amritsar for Golden temple or Lucknow for the Nawabi cuisine. Travelers are also showing enthusiasm for attending festivals around the nation like Rann Utsav, Konark Dance Festival or Tulip Festival as flight bookings to Bhuj, Bhubaneswar or Srinagar have triggered extensively owing to the festivals dates being in sync with the weekend holidays.
Cleartrip reveals that their booking counts of 2018 are expected to surge well over the record last year for domestic flight bookings. has already showcased excellence in its booking services, management of ticket booking, and travel package deals in the last many years and will continue to competently cater to the overwhelming tourist rush for this coming year.
It is a fact that travel and tourism are no more considered a luxury in the country, with affordable domestic flights, discounted domestic fares, swift booking systems and secured payment gateways eliminating the hassles of waiting in a long queue for bookings. has undertaken prominent initiatives with its extensive travel and tourism support services, booking services, travel package deals and cheap flights in making holidaying possible even for a common man.
In a nutshell, there is a massive scope of booming revenue from tourism in 2018 and the 16 long weekends are surely going to play a key part in this. For more information, and flight and hotel bookings please visit