Indians Travel Again; Bookings Increase For Goa, Jaipur & Kochi During Weekend

by Tania Tarafdar
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With the state borders opening up and travel restrictions relaxed, travellers seem to be back on the road. OYO’s booking trends for the long weekend between 2nd and 4th October clearly shows that Indians are ready to get back in action. During the long weekend, OYO Hotels & Homes saw a 72% surge in bookings for leisure destinations like Jaipur, Goa & Kochi. Nearly 1.8 to 2lakhs guests spent their weekend in OYO properties across India.

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Picture Credits: Mandarin Oriental (Bodrum Hotel)

Delhi Has The Highest Travel Aspirants

OYO’s booking trends also reveals that the popular destinations saw demands from the people of Delhi, making it the city with the highest aspirants to travel again. According to the survey, safety emerged as the top priority for guests and 56% of travellers preferred to travel by private vehicles to nearby locations with their family and friends. Travellers are also now more likely to plan vacations between 1 to 3 days.

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Travellers From Mumbai & Pune Are Heading To Goa

The survey also found that Delhiites took interstate road trips to tourist hotspots with Agra and Jaipur topping the chart. Travellers from Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore preferred to spend long weekends along the beaches of Goa. Kochi also emerged as a popular destination for the people of Bengaluru and Kozhikode. Apart from them, Lucknow, Jaipur and Vishakhapatnam also saw a lot of demand. These 6 Hotel Bathrooms In Goa That Will Have You Spending Vacation In The Tub

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Roadtrips And Staycations Become Popular

From these trends, we can conclude that the tourism industry is reviving faster than we expected. With safety being the first priority, travellers are now looking to explore exciting local hidden gems. And while air travel has taken a backseat, road trips and staycations are finding a lot of popularity. The demand for leisure travel shows that people are ready to move beyond the challenges brought in by the pandemic. This Fairy Tale Getaway Just Few Hours From Bangalore Will Remind You Of Colmar In France

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Consumers are continuously looking for trusted, sanitised and clean stays. In comparison, 80% of users lookup for sanitised properties, 46% of them seek regulation related information.

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