About 73% of Indian travellers will take more weekend trips in 2019: Booking.com


Weekend getaways will be trending top for Indian travellers in 2019, according to Booking.com. The recent research conducted by the travel booking platform revealed that almost three-quarters of Indian travellers plan to take more weekend trips in 2019 (73%). About 84% of the Indian travellers now wish to take a holiday to mentally unwind, over sightseeing and other travel-related activities.

The research also showed that about 84% of Indians travel to be together as a family while 83% seek to get a change from their busy jobs.

It’s a year that’s predicted to be all about made-to-measure, bite-sized travel with more curated travel itineraries squeezed into shorter time frames. Less is more will be the mantra. Increasing work pressure and hectic lifestyles of city life are reasons.

Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months.

In total 21,500 respondents were polled (including 1,000 each from Australia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China, Brazil, India, US, UK, Russia, Indonesia, Colombia and South Korea; and 500 each from Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Taiwan, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden, Singapore and Israel).