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Where are Indians travelling this festive season?

Travel Trends for Diwali 2019: Booking.com

➢        Jaipur, Puducherry, Ooty, Amritsar, Mysore, Tirupati and Kochi are among the top destinations booked by Indians travelling domestically this festive season.

➢        Paris is among the top 5 international destinations booked by Indian travellers travelling internationally during this period.

➢        Bangladesh among the top 5 nationalities visiting India this Diwali. Travellers from the UK, France, USA and Germany in the top 5 list as well.

Mumbai, October 23, 2019: Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, a range of must-do travel experiences and seamless transport options, reveals booking trends for India this Diwali*, including where Indian travellers are travelling both domestically and abroad and the top nationalities visiting India during this festive season.

Outbound Tourists (Indians travelling internationally)

Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore, and  Kuala Lumpur have retained their position on the top  for Indians travelling abroad. Paris also found itself among the top 5 booked destinations for Indians this festive season.  Istanbul and Tokyo are the new additions to the top 10 booked destinations list this year.

Top booked destinations for Indian travellers travelling international – 2019 Top booked destinations for Indian travellers travelling  international – 2018
Dubai Dubai
Bangkok Bangkok
Singapore Singapore
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur
Paris Colombo
Istanbul London
Tokyo Hong Kong
Amsterdam Phuket
London Paris
Phuket Amsterdam

 Domestic Travel  – Indians Travelling within India:

While New Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Jaipur, and Udaipur are the top 5 destinations for Indians travelling domestically. Indians this year are also travelling to scenic destinations like Puducherry, Ooty, Mysore, and Kochi while also exploring religious destinations like Amritsar and Tirupati.

Other destinations booked by Indian travellers travelling domestically
Hyderabad
Bengaluru
Puducherry
Ooty
Chennai
Lonavala
Amritsar
Mysore
Tirupati
Kochi

               Top Nationalities visiting India during Diwali:

When looking at top nationalities visiting India this Diwali and comparing to last year’s festive season (2018), UK, France, USA, and Germany, have retained their spots among the top nationalities visiting India this festive season. Travellers from Bangladesh and Russia also booked India making it to the top 10 nationalities booking India this year.

Top Nationalities that booked India – 2019 Top Nationalities that booked India – 2018
UK UK
France France
USA USA
Germany Germany
Bangladesh Australia
Australia UAE
Spain Spain
UAE China
Russia Italy

 Most booked destinations by travellers visiting India:

When looking at the top booked destinations by tourists visiting India, New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Agra were the top 5. Touristy destinations like Udaipur, Agra and Goa also found themselves on the top 10  list.

Top booked destinations for travellers  visiting India – 2019
New Delhi
Mumbai
Jaipur
Hyderabad
Agra
Udaipur
Calangute, Goa
Bengaluru
Kolkata
Chennai

 *Methodology: The forward-looking data is based on bookings made by travellers between  23rd October to 3rd November 2019 and last year from 3rd November to 13th November 2018. 2019 data is based on the number of bookings as of 23rd October 2019 and is subject to changes based on cancellations. Data is as of 18th October, 2019.

 

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