Mumbai: Almost 42% Indians spend an average six to 10 hours researching online for deals on hotels, airlines or combo offers before booking a week-long holiday, a survey conducted by Access Media International, on behalf of Expedia, showed.

Around 23% spend 11-30 hours and 20% spend more than 30 hours on research and planning while booking a week-long holiday, the survey says.

Interestingly, the survey also revealed that 14% of respondents have fought with their spouses for spending too much time researching before booking a holiday.

The survey was conducted online from May 30 to June 25, across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune, among 600 employed adults aged 18 years and above.

It showed that 93% of respondents book their hotels within a week of booking their flights tickets.

However, if there is a hotel discount, 27% would book immediately, while a total of over 90% will book within the offer period.

The survey also revealed that 65% of Indians don't take the risk to get great hotel deals.

Out of the 35% willing to take a risk to get good hotel deals, 17% waited till the last day to make bookings, 9% booked a hotel before approval on their leaves, 6% booked hotels before a flight and 4% changed their destination last minute.