Indians spending more on travel, says survey

Indians spending more on travel, says survey

There is a a striking shift in the mind-set of Indian travellers this holiday season and this reflects from that fact that they are spending more on travel with 81% planning a vacation this summer, according to a survey.

The survey also finds that more than 75% respondents are willing to spend over Rs 25,000 per person this season, according to a survey by Yatra.com, one of India’s leading online travel portals.

Survey findings indicate that Indians are looking to travel comfortably and beat the summer heat with 75% respondents preferring to travel by air, and 97% looking to travel economy class this season.

In addition, close to 90% of the remaining respondents are looking to travel in an AC class by rail, according to a press statement.

The survey also found an inclination towards star properties with 62% travellers looking to stay in a non-budget hotel or resort/villa. There is also a significant rise in preference for the homestays segment with over 15% respondents booking their accommodation at homestays instead of any other form of accommodation.

Commenting on the findings from the survey,  Sharat Dhall, COO (B2C), Yatra.com says, “Indians are looking for a summer break and are spending more on vacationing, which is great news for the overall travel industry. There is also a desire for increased comfort while travelling with more than 75% planning to travel by air, and 62% planning to stay in a higher end accommodation.”

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