Last year, on my ‘Once In A Lifetime‘ trip to Israel, I met amazing bloggers from various parts of the world. Travel blogging is super exciting, but it’s not just as easy as it looks. These travel bloggers would blog about their journey to different parts of the world and then earn money through sponsors. My friend Eunice (she runs Travelerfolio, #1 travel blog in Singapore) even gets invited by various luxury hotels and airlines to travel and most of her stay is sponsored.
On a few trips I’ve done out of India – I’ve seen several people from ‘developed’ countries traveling to various countries. The biggest advantage they have – their currency is strong and that makes the whole travel business a lot cheaper for them.
For us, most of the travel worthy countries have their currencies very pricey. That prevents most of the Indians from traveling abroad and the most ‘convenient’ way for us to travel abroad is to do ‘MS’ or ‘Onsite opportunity’. But that keeps most of us limited to just one or two countries.
I wish Indian rupee gets some weight in the International markets. I want more Indians to travel all over the world (and come back to India). Maybe my dream will come true in the next 5 years.