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SOTC Travel expands its network in Karnataka

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Mon, 10/03/2022 - 08:04
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Opens a franchise outlet in a prime location at Indiranagar to target growing travel demand of Bengaluru. The expansion augments SOTC’s retail network and reach to 7 consumer centres: 2 owned branches and 5 franchise outlets across Karnataka.

BENGALURU - Having a strategic focus to expand its footprint in Bengaluru’s high potential market, SOTC Travel, a leading omnichannel travel and Tourism Company recently inaugurated its new franchise outlet at a prime location at Indiranagar - Smart Avenue. This expansion augments SOTC’s retail network and reach to 7 consumer centres: 2 owned branches and 5 franchise outlets across Karnataka.

Bengaluru features is an important source market for SOTC Travel and caters to the growing demand from multigenerational families, millennials, retired officials and seniors, also business owners. Post over two years of restrictions, pent up demand coupled with easing of restrictions has inspired customers to plan their long awaited holidays once again. And hence to support and guide customers from Bengaluru, SOTC Travel’s expert holiday planners will provide the much needed assistance to customers and help plan the perfect holiday.

SOTC Travel’s internal data indicates 78% of Bengalureans are keen to take a holiday and to cater to the strong pent-up demand for the upcoming festive season and winter, SOTC Travel has introduced an array of special offers like Buy One Get One – Companion Free, air-inclusive holidays, ready to book and customized air-inclusive holidays with Air Arabia, Emirates Holidays and Vistara Getaways. Customers are also displaying growing interest for spiritual getaways, group holidays, eclectic stays, experiential holidays, adventure holidays, domestic cruises and biking trips.

Long and mid haul destinations driving demand from Bengaluru include Europe’s Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands and Austria; United Kingdom, USA (for visa holding customers), Australia, Turkiye and Egypt; equally short haul favourites include South East Asia’s Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia; equally Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Maldives, Mauritius, Bhutan and Nepal. Domestic favourite locales are Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Goa and the North East.

SOTC Travel’s new outlet offers end-to-end travel solutions with an array of services, including: International & Domestic Holidays (Group tours, Personalised Holidays, Cruises, etc.), Value Added Services like Travel Insurance; Visa Services, etc.

Mr. Daniel D’souza President & Country Head - Holidays, SOTC Travel said, “We have seen strong growth trends of over 3x from the Bengaluru market since the pandemic and have selected Smart Avenue for the opening of our first franchise outlet in Indiranagar owing to its prime location. Customers from Bengaluru are displaying strong pent up travel demand and this is across segments of families, millennials, business owners, retired officials and seniors. We extend a warm welcome to our customers and our in-store experts look forward to co-curate and plan a memorable holiday for the upcoming summers."
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.