Indian travellers to plan more trips this year to new destinations
Posted on Friday 06 July 2012
in India, Adventure, Family
While many Indian travellers may think more individuals are being conservative about their holiday plans and tourism budgets, new research shows that spending money on trips is on the rise. Several tourists from India are venturing to exotic locales and expanding their budgets to accommodate more comfortable hotel stays, better flights and additional tours.
On pace with U.S. travellers, Indians who responded to a recent survey by TripAdvisor said on the whole they would be increasing their plans for holidays abroad and domestically. More than half expressed the desire to spend more and see additional sights on their holidays this year compared to 2011. Experts say these trends show no sign of slowing down and plenty of travel enthusiasts will make their holiday plans work even in uncertain economic times.
While beaches and mountain holidays remain popular, more than 70 percent of Indian travellers claimed they would be pushing the limits and trying out some more adventure travel destinations and activities, such as scuba diving, white water rafting and rugged hikes.
Holidays give Indian travellers a chance to unwind, and almost 80 percent said they hope to leave some of their electronics at home to stay in the moment on their getaway and not do unnecessary work. Those conscious of their budgets seems to want to get more out of their holidays, as an unstable economy can make tourists appreciate their trips all the more.
Travellers globally are choosing to take more holidays
On a global scale, international travellers in general are spending more on their getaways. A recent survey by the Wyndham hotel ground found that more than 35 per cent of global travellers surveyed claimed they planned on spending more this year then they have in the past on their trips. Roughly 70 percent of the 5,600 adult tourists polled said they would maintain their budgets or increase them for their future holidays, paying the most for accommodations, dining, shopping and entertainment.
If Indian travellers plan wisely and make holidays a top priority, they can enjoy more lavish trips in the future by cutting back on other expenses and getting ready for a future getaway. A few less dining reservations during the year can leave more money/room for upscale culinary delights during travels, which may be worth the sacrifice for a better upcoming vacation.
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