Goibibo’s travel trend report for the winter holiday season indicates that 35% of the survey respondents are planning to strike off a vacation from their wishlist before stepping into 2021
As the world gears up to welcome the New Year with new hope, optimism and renewed vigor, one in every three Indian is planning to travel and take a holiday during the upcoming Christmas and New Year season. A recent survey conducted by Goibibo’s Consumer Insights team further indicates that 60% of the respondents who are willing to travel during the winter holiday season are planning to spend the year end vacationing in the hills or by the beach. Amongst the surveyed more than 70% are hoping to relax and celebrate this winter holiday season with their family, spouse or partner while the rest are looking to end the year traveling with friends and long-not-met colleagues.
While travellers are equally split between beaches and mountains as holiday destination of choice in India – they concur the destination has to bring them closer to nature and be scenic more than anything else. While nearly 70% respondents want to spend time outdoors, soaking in the sights or doing adventure activities like rafting, hiking, water sport or just sightseeing; only 20% respondents are looking to wrap the year at bars or parties. As safety remains paramount, survey responders gave highest preference to sanitization, hygiene and safety certification in their order of priority while choosing their stay option.