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Indian travelers preferring domestic destinations over international ones

Puducherry was found to be the most preferred domestic destination, with a 250 per cent year-on-year increase in hotel searches.

PTI Last Updated at 01 Aug 2018, 17:08 IST India

Indian travelers are preferring domestic destinations over the international ones, with 68 percent hotel searches made for cities within the country, a report by travel search engine Kayak said today. International destinations, on the other hand, got just 32 percent share in hotel searches, it added.

Puducherry was found to be the most preferred domestic destination, with a 250 percent year-on-year increase in hotel searches. Calangute in Goa is close behind, with a 201 percent increase, while other trending destinations include Coorg in Karnataka and Munnar in Kerala. New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru were the most popular hotel destinations for short stays (one-three days), it said.

The report is based on searches conducted on Kayak platform between June 1, 2016, and December 31, 2017, for travel between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2017. Meanwhile, the most popular region for Indians when searching for hotels in Asia, with as many as 80 percents of all hotel searches being for destinations within the region, according to the report.

"This is probably a reflection of the relative ease of access from India, with many destinations in Asia offering an economical choice while not requiring an advance visa for Indian travelers," it said.

Further, the report revealed that three-star hotels are the most-popular hotel category amongst Indian travelers, with 38 percent of searches made in this category. However, 24 percent of searches are also made for luxury five-star hotels, showing that many Indian travelers are willing to splurge on their stay, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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