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Amsterdam, Athens, Male top three trending destinations amongst Indian holiday-makers

According To A Report, The Top Three Trending Destinations Amongst Indian Holiday-makers Are Amsterdam, Athens And Male.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Navnidhi Chugh | Updated on: 01 May 2017, 09:48:01 PM
Amsterdam, Athens, Male top three trending destinations amongst Indian holiday-makers

New Delhi:

According to a report, the top three trending destinations amongst Indian holiday-makers are Amsterdam, Athens and Male.

There was increase of 283 per cent in the volumes of searches for Amsterdam amnd thus it remained a hot destination, followed by Athens (185 per cent) and Male (117 per cent), it added.

"Over the past few months, we have observed that Indian travellers are willing to explore newer destinations. We saw a lot of interest being built for destinations like Amsterdam, Athens and Male becoming popular.

"As for travel planning, we saw that Indian travellers continue to plan their travel well in advance. The most interesting nugget of information, however, was on the search timings. Indian travellers seem to make travel searches mostly during noon," KAYAK Country Manager India Abhijit Mishra said.

However, in cities like Mumbai and Kolkata, the search hour was indicated to be 3:30 to 4:30 pm, which also was the second most preferred timing for the Indians to make travel plans and book their tickets, he added.

According to the report, the least preferred time for Indians was revealed to be from 4:40, 5:30 pm.

The search highlighted that Indians are willing to take an extra holiday and begin their journey on Friday as compared to waiting till Sunday.

Fridays, the report revealed, remained the most popular journey start day for Indians with Saturday coming a close second, it added.

Be it leisure or business travel, the data showed that in 2016, the average trip duration for Indians was seven days.

Travellers from Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Hyderabad displayed a longer average trip duration compared to tourists from Pune and Jaipur.

The average travel duration for Ahmedabad was 11 days, followed by Mumbai and Hyderabad (eight days each), the report added.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 01 May 2017, 09:40:00 PM

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