New Delhi: Over the past year and a half, travelers have collectively missed milestones, moments together, including festive occasions and trips. With the upcoming festive holidays, lockdown restrictions gradually easing in different parts of the country, and activities slowly starting to normalize, travelers are looking forward to their next trip home to visit and celebrate with friends and family or take some free time after being indoors for so long. Booking.com, the digital travel leader that connects travelers to the widest choice of unique places to stay, today shared the top booking trends for India this holiday season.
With the opening of the borders, Indians are taking flight, with the United Arab Emirates, France and the United Kingdom being the three international destinations most booked by Indian travelers between October 1 and November 30, 2021. For Indians traveling within the country, they book destinations across the country. from the beaches of Goa on the west coast, to the mountains and hills of Manali and Darjeeling in the north. Hotels continue to be the type of accommodation most booked by Indians traveling within the country. Besides hotels, Indians also seek to stay in alternative accommodation such as guest houses, host families, hostels and apartments.
Travel trends of Indian travelers traveling abroad:
After months of waiting for the relaxation of restrictions on international travel and full vaccination, Indian travelers are also planning their next trips with friends and family to international destinations. The United Arab Emirates, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Italy are among the top five destinations for Indian travelers abroad.
Most booked international destinations by Indian travelers between October 1 and November 30, 2021:
United Arab Emirates
Travel trends of Indian travelers traveling to India:
Travel to India continues to gain momentum, with Indians reserving domestic destinations for the upcoming holiday season. According to data from Booking.com, besides subways like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata, leisure destinations such as Goa, Jaipur and Manali are among the top 10 most booked domestic destinations for the holiday season between October 1 and November 30, 2021, by Indian travelers.
Most booked domestic destinations by Indian travelers between October 1 and November 30, 2021:
Top 5 types of accommodation booked by Indian travelers traveling to India between October 1 and November 30, 2021: