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uncovering intriguing travel patterns of summer

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Each summer, interesting travel trends pertaining to Indian travellers are uncovered. This summer, travellers who are taking advantage of the chance to travel domestically or abroad, should expect it to be a season of discovery and renewal. 57% of Indians are considering taking a lengthy local vacation this year, while 43% are hoping to take a long overseas journey (5+ nights), according to Booking.com Travel Predictions 2024.The travel website offers information on destinations where Indian tourists are going to make amazing summertime experiences as summer draws near.
Domestic pleasures:
Seeking refuge by the sea and in the highlands
For Indian travellers seeking to escape the summer heat, the mountains continue to be irresistible. This year, 50% of Indian travellers said they would want to go on a nature vacation, followed by a beach trip (48%) and a city trip (37%). The top two destinations this summer for searches on the travel platform are the major cities of Mumbai and Bengaluru. Aside from big cities, hill stations remain the top option for tourists looking for breathtaking scenery, exciting adventures, and a chance to relax in the great outdoors. The most popular vacation spot is Ooty, which is followed by Manali and Srinagar.
Travelling overseas:
Looking for uncommon adventures outside the nation
Indians are discovering both short- and long-term travel destinations inside Asia and beyond, even as domestic travel continues to flourish. Competitive packages, quicker booking processes and increased visa access have made foreign travel more accessible to Indian travellers. This summer, 40% are visiting within the Asia Pacific region, 20% to the Middle East and 40% to London, New York and European countries. Dubai with its lavish offers and futuristic charm leads the list of most searched international locations this year. Asia’s varied culture continues to have great fascination with destinations like Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Bali high on Indians’ summer trip wish list.
Demographics explained
Booking.com offers insights into what different travellers are searching for in their summer vacations, from dynamic metropolises to picturesque hill stations that are a preference for couples, and from bustling cities that attract solitary travellers to leisure places that attract family and group travellers.
Solo Travellers:
City breaks
Top 5 most searched domestic destinations: Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Gurgaon and Chennai Top 5 most searched international destinations: Dubai, London, Paris, Berlin and Toronto
Families:
Nature escapes
Top 5 most searched domestic destinations: Ooty, Srinagar, Manali, Darjeeling and Mumbai Top 5 most searched international destinations: Singapore, Dubai, London, Paris and Tokyo
Groups:
Scenic getaways
Top 5 most searched domestic destinations: Manali, Ooty, Goa, Darjeeling and Srinagar Top 5 most searched international destinations: Dubai, Singapore, London, Makkah and Paris
Couples:
Bustling metros to serene retreats
Top 5 most searched domestic destinations: Bengaluru, Mumbai, Ooty, Srinagar and New Delhi

Top 5 most searched international destinations: Dubai, London, Singapore, Paris and Bangkok

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