From Leisure Destinations To Booking Premium Stays, Here Are Holiday Season’s Trends For Indians

MakeMyTrip shared some interesting details about the favourite travel destinations and bookings for hotels and flight tickets.

by Shreya Ghosh
From Leisure Destinations To Booking Premium Stays, Here Are Holiday Season’s Trends For Indians

We are already in the first week of December and getting ready to celebrate the last month of the year with pomp and glory. With the peak holiday season approaching at the speed of light, it can easily be expected that most people among and around us are all ready to pack their bags and leave to explore new destinations. In between the demand and rise in bookings, let’s take a look at this year-end’s top travel trends.

MakeMyTrip Is Reporting A Rise In Travel Interest In Different Destinations

Indian travel enthusiasts are excited to travel to different destinations and enjoy new experiences, starting from domestic scenic places to vibrant international cities as well and the travel demand is quite high in both India and abroad. MakeMyTrip is recording “a steady and promising trend in travel bookings”, shared Rajesh Magow, the MakeMyTrip Co-Founder & Group CEO.

For the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday season, exploring leisure destinations has gained a lot of interest and such places are in demand as well. India is home to diverse natural landscapes and interestingly places of all kinds, be it beaches, mountains, or deserts, are in the travel trend for the 2023 year-end. The destinations that are turning out to be major favourites for December last week are:

  • Amritsar
  • Coorg
  • Darjeeling
  • Gangtok
  • Goa
  • Kerala
  • Manali
  • Ooty
  • Pondicherry
  • Rishikesh
  • Srinagar
  • Rajasthan
  • Varanasi
  • Visakhapatnam

When it comes to foreign countries, the travel trend shifts internationally as well. MakeMyTrip Co-Founder and group CEO revealed about the foreign destinations in a recent Press Release. The tourist places that have always been favourites and continue to be visited by a lot of tourists are:

  • Bali
  • Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Thailand

The global destinations that are getting added to many globetrotters’ travel bucket lists and experiences are:

  • Hong Kong
  • Istanbul
  • Vietnam

With time passing and travellers’ choices and preferences changing and evolving, their travel diaries are somewhat shifting as well. And the trend is being noticed in different aspects from how people select destinations to places they are visiting and even their preferences when it comes to booking hotels and flight tickets.

Also read: Global Travellers Use Mobile For Travel Research; 22% Use AI Chatbot For Travel Plans

How Are Travellers Booking Hotels & Flights This Holiday Season?

Holiday Season
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MakeMyTrip noticed a trend in booking hotels and stays as well. Tourists are showing an interest in “booking premium accommodations and higher room categories”. Though, the cost of rooms has increased by 10 per cent on average, the travel company is witnessing a rise in bookings for stays in comparison to 2022.

When it comes to booking flight tickets, the domestic destinations in demand are:

  • Bagdogra
  • Cochin
  • Goa
  • Srinagar

The popular foreign destinations are:

  • Canada
  • Indonesia
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom
  • USA
  • Vietnam

A huge number of tourists are travelling to devotional destinations such as Shirdi and Tirupati.

Also read: Indians Travelling To China, Keep These Things In Mind Amid The ‘Mysterious’ Pneumonia Outbreak

Another fascinating travel trend for the holiday season is an uptick among solo travellers. Travel enthusiasts are booking their dreamy winter vacation trips for about 6 days on average.

Do let us know about your travel plans for this holiday season.

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