Domestic India travel awaits 'Shatabdi', 'Bollywood' escapes
The "Short Escape" series is aimed at city dwellers in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai who are looking for a quick break from the city, was launched here at Kingdom of Dreams last evening.
"In the present corporate scenario, working professionals in India want to maximise their leisure time. With this in mind Lonely Planet designed the travel guides to enable travellers to make most of their time by exploring destinations close to their city," says Sesh Seshadri, general manager, Lonely Planet India.
Also on the agenda are a set of books that can take the cinema loving tourist to places inside the coutnry that have a Bollywood connection.
"We have also planned, 'Shatabdi Escapes' which will include the destinations that fall on the route covered by Shatabdi Express. Yet another 'Bollywood Escape' series will focus on places which are known for some bollywood connection, be it a shooting spot for any movie or something other," says Seshadri.
Last year the Lonely Planet had brought out a series of specifically designed guidebooks to enable curious Indian travellers to experience the world via outbound travel.
The domestic guides aim at exploring the potential in the Indian domestic tourism market.
According to the latest data by the Ministry of Tourism, domestic tourism grew at a
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