After over three years of coping with COVID-19, Indians appetite for international travel is increasing. The demand for international travel has surged over the previous year as more and more Indians have plans to travel abroad. According to new statistics from Airbnb, the world’s largest online homestay company. Additionally, demand for domestic travel has increased, indicating a sound rebound in the nation’s travel demand.
Even while travellers expressed a greater interest in growing tourism sites for Indians.
Popular foreign locations like the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and France remained as popular as ever.
The company noticed a shocking spike of more than 1,250 percent in searches for stays in Turkey from the third quarter of 2021 to the third quarter of 2022. A 750 percent increase in searches for stays in Norway and a 625 percent increase for Portugal. South Africa, Poland, Finland, Greece, and South Korea are additional popular foreign travel destinations for Indian tourists.
According to Airbnb data, the top overseas places searched for by Indians in the third quarter of 2022 were London, Dubai, Paris, Toronto, and New York.
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Tourist hotspots in India itself are still very popular.
Indians visit well-known beaches, the Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand hills, as well as the North-Eastern part of their own nation.
“As tourism picks up again around the world, Airbnb is noticing an increase in demand from Indian tourists who want to travel both domestically and beyond. As the tourist rebound picks up speed, this increasing interest in travel is encouraging, according to Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager of Airbnb for India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
The company’s data showed that travellers are also getting more picky about the amenities they require. Some of the amenities that Indian tourists seek for include washers, WiFi, swimming pools, and kitchens. These conveniences encourage adaptable and contemporary ways of living and travelling.