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NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Signature leisure travel brand Flight Shop, part of the Australia – headquartered global travel retail company – Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), today announced the launch of their first travel store in Chandigarh. The new Flight Shop store aims to re-define the travel experience for travelers from the region by focusing on tailor-made vacations catering to different kinds of travelers.
The launch also marks the entry of the FCTG group’s corporate travel Business – FCM Travel Solutions – in the Punjab market. FCM Travel Solutions is the world’s leading corporate travel management company. It is currently managing business travel solutions for over 800 brands across India.
Commenting on the launch, Vicki Parris, National Brand Leader, India, Flight Shop said, “We are excited to enter the Punjab market via the launch of our first store in Chandigarh. Over the last few years, people from Punjab are found more curious to travel and they have really become great customers for Airlines. With frequent vacations in a year, being a part of the traveler profile from the region, Punjab is a booming market to expand Flight Shop’s presence. The evolving and adventurous travelers from the region are interested in unique and offbeat holiday experiences, and we are confident that our array of great value, special interest holiday packages will be welcomed.”
Specialists in offering customized holidays, Flight Shop brings the freedom and flexibility of FIT (Free Independent traveler/ tourist) packages at prices comparable to those of group holidays in Punjab. Flight Shop has dedicated travel consultants offering personalized assistance, as well as 24×7 availability for any travel need. From helping one design a bespoke travel itinerary, to handling any hassles travelers might face during their travel, Flight Shop brings the expertise of a 2,500 store strong global network and partners in over 90 countries for an unforgettable vacation.
Stressing on Flight Shop’s business focus for India & Punjab, Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, India, FCM Travel Solutions and Flight Shop said, “At 70% demand, people of Punjab have high preferences for deluxe holidays among all the regions in the country. Chandigarh represents the cosmopolitan mix of adventure seekers, luxury tourists and experimental travelers, with nearly 20% increase in demand for off-beat outbound travel destinations and experiences since last year. With the newly launched Chandigarh Store, Flight Shop further strengthens its retail footprint across the country. We will grow from a current 12 store presence across 6 cities to 30 new stores, spread across newer geographies, over the next 2 years.”
The Flight Shop store launch was also a platform for an engaging exchange on latest travel trends & insights on the travelers from Punjab, and the importance of Chandigarh as a high potential market for FCM Travel Solutions & Flight Shop. Over the years, travelers from the region who have always been keen to explore multiple vacations in a year have started to prefer nuanced and authentic experiences for unique and memorable holiday options.
Some of the key Flight Shop offerings for Punjab and Chandigarh include:
- Water-bound destinations like Mauritius, Maldives, Australia, KohSamui, South America
- Adventure sports holidays to New Zealand and South Africa – includes bungee jumping, kayaking, etc.
- Popular sightseeing tours – Dubai
- Houseboat holidays in Kovalam and beach holidays in Goa