The most recent search data trends from Booking.com provide insight into the popular vacation spots for Indian travellers during December and the holiday season. For Indian travellers eager to get back out there and make the most of their vacations, the world is opening up again with the majority of travel restrictions lifted.
Beach, nature/mountains, and road trips are among the top five most preferred trip types for Indian travellers, according to the Booking.com APAC Travel Confidence Index, and this is reflected in the most popular destinations for the upcoming holiday season.
According to data from Booking.com, when it comes to domestic travel, Indian travellers prefer hill stations, beaches, and historical places, with Pondicherry topping the list and being followed by Lonavala and Manali.
For Indians, travelling the world is once again on their bucket list. Regarding international travel, Indians look for metropolitan cities where they can ring in the new year and celebrate the festive season. The most popular travel destinations in South-East Asia are Bangkok and Singapore, with Dubai continuing to be the top choice for Indian tourists.
Paris, London, and Dubai top the list of the top 15 locations searched for during the holiday season by travellers worldwide.
Santosh Kumar, country manager, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia at Booking.com, “The last few years have taught us that travel should not be taken for granted. After two years of travel restrictions, travellers feel overwhelmingly more optimistic about travelling. It is encouraging to see Indian travellers exploring different destinations both within India and abroad with a more positive outlook towards travel. As people remain enthusiastic and book their holidays, Booking.com will continue to make it easier for everyone to create their unique travel memories as they experience what these different destinations have to offer during the year end and beyond.”