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India's Growing Middle Class Takes Flight As Outbound Travel Reaches New Heights

India's travel sector is booming in 2024, driven by economic growth and increased outbound travel. Indians are exploring diverse global destinations

India's travel sector is booming this year Photo: Shutterstock

As the global travel sector breaks new boundaries in 2024, India's contribution to its growth is gaining prominence. The country's outbound travel has reached new heights, reflecting its growing economic strength and an increased desire for exploration. According to the Mastercard Economics Institute(MEI) Travel Trends 2024 report, in the first three months of this year, 97 million passengers travelled through Indian airports for domestic and international trips. This marks a dramatic shift from a decade ago, highlighting Indians' growing appetite for new experiences.