Urban Indians are taking short holiday breaks to escape their hectic schedules to popular domestic destinations
Mumbai: If you were looking to head out to a domestic destination in the hills to avoid socialising, we suggest you look somewhere else.
Popular holiday haunts in the country such as Goa, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Shimla have fared as the most frequented destinations for couples and solo travellers for the upcoming winter vacations.
With over 45 per cent travel bookings, you will almost feel like you are in the middle of a metropolitan city even when you run for the hills in Shimla, literally.
Ahead of the holiday season, hotel bookings have jumped more than 60 per cent in the top 10 cities over last year, the report by hospitality firm OYO said.
The report also revealed that urban Indians are more likely to indulge in solo travels just to take a break. "A paradigm shift is occurring in the travel behaviour of urban Indians. Unlike past years, many travellers are now open to impulse travel, which has spurred an exponential rise in spur-of-the-moment bookings," said Burhanuddin Pithawala, vice-president, conversions, OYO.
The report also said that solo and couple travellers are the most significant contributors to bookings received during winter vacations, witnessing almost 45 per cent growth compared with the same season last year.
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Last Updated Oct 24, 2018, 6:25 PM IST