India. The new story out of Asia, now and in the future, are the increasingly mobile travelers of the Subcontinent. A story in five charts.
China’s 1.4 billion people and especially its giant middle class are traveling abroad more than ever. Indeed, China has been the world’s largest exporter of tourists since 2012. And while the travel industry has been slow to accommodate this new reality, airlines and hotels are now rushing to cater to Chinese travelers.
However in the past few years, it is not Chinese but Indian travel that has shown significant growth in the outbound travel market. In this infographic, we dive into the South Asian nation’s increasingly prosperous – and mobile – middle class, look at the reasons behind its rise and why most experts now believe India is the next big thing. Is the travel industry ready?