Places, such as Georgia, Armenia, Goa, Kochi and Nepal, are likely to witness a surge of visitors from Oman during the Eid holidays, according to travel agents and senior airline officials, Times of Oman reports.
Wasim Zaidi, general manager, Oman, Jet Airways, said: “Cost-conscious travellers are turning to exotic destinations keeping their budget in mind. That is one of the reasons we are getting a lot of bookings for Kathmandu in Nepal, Goa and Kochi in India.”
“The advantage in these places is that they can beat the heat and enjoy the monsoon season, which is rare in this part of world,” he said.
Travel agents said Georgia and Armenia in Eastern Europe are also turning out to be the winner because of the relaxed visa procedures. “In both these places, Indians living in Oman can get visa-on-arrival, so the demand for both the places has just shot up,” said Riyaz Kuttery, chief operating officer at Mezoon International Travel, said.