The hospitality industry in the West is fast orienting itself to the changing profile of the luxury tourist. They are tweaking their offerings to tempt the Indian, Chinese and Indonesian upper end travellers who are willing to overlook price points in favour of exclusivity, comfort, novelty and privacy. In India too, the luxury travel segment is no longer the exclusive preserve of the International tourist who is besotted with the palaces, forts and regal aura of Rajasthan or the sun, sand and beaches of Goa, the coconut lined serene backwaters of Kerala or the hustle and bustle of the bustling metropolises of Delhi and Mumbai. Indian tourists have matured to the point where they want a luxury experience and are more than happy to bypass the cost factor when signing up for a vacation.
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