Cambodia, Philippines, Iceland emerge tourist hotspots

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Nearby foreign destinations such as Dubai, Thailand and Singapore remain popular among Indian tourists flying abroad but far-off places like Canada, US, Australia and Turkey also saw robust growth in 2019, a Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) report has said.

The air traffic growth on the long-haul destinations was strong despite major carrier Jet Airways shutting down their operation in April last year.

As per CAPA, the outbound leisure traffic to Australia grew by 12.4 per cent during April-September period. In case of Canada, the growth was 22.2 per cent during April-August of 2019, the latest period for which data is available.

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