Almost 42 percent of Indians spend an average of six to 10 hours researching online for deals on hotels, airlines or combo offers
Interestingly, the survey also revealed that 14 percent of respondents have fought with their spouses for spending too much time researching before booking a holiday.
Around 23 percent spend 11-30 hours and 20 percent spend more than 30 hours on research and planning while booking a week-long holiday, the survey conducted by Access Media International, on behalf of Expedia, showed.
It showed that 93 percent of respondents book their hotels within a week of booking their flights tickets. However, if there is a hotel discount, 27 percent would book immediately, while a total of over 90 percent will book within the offer period.
The survey also revealed that 65 percent of Indians don't take the risk to get great hotel deals. Out of the 35 percent willing to take a risk to get good hotel deals, 17 percent waited till the last day to make bookings, 9 percent booked a hotel before approval on their leaves, 6 percent booked a hotel before the flight and 4 percent changed their destination last minute, it added.
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