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Tuesday, 24 April, 2018, 10 : 00 AM [IST]

3/4th Indians ready to spend INR 25,000 on summer vacation: Yatra survey

More than 75% Indian travellers are willing to spend INR 25,000 per person this summer vacation, and 81% are planning a holiday this season. These are some of the findings of the 6th annual summer survey by carried out among 3,000 respondents.

Survey findings indicate that Indians are looking to travel comfortably and beat the summer heat with 75% respondents preferring to travel by air, and 97% looking to travel economy class this season. In addition, close to 90% of the remaining respondents are looking to travel in an AC class by rail.

The survey also found an inclination towards star properties with 62% travellers looking to stay in a non-budget hotel or resort/villa. There is also a significant rise in preference for the homestays segment with over 15% respondents booking them instead of any other form of accommodation.

Commenting on the findings from the survey, Sharat Dhall, COO (B2C), says, “Indians are looking for a summer break and are spending more on vacationing, which is great news for the overall travel industry. There is also a desire for increased comfort while travelling with more than 75% planning to travel by air, and 62% planning to stay in a higher end accommodation.”

The survey revealed that more than 60% respondents would update their Facebook status while on vacation. Around 51% of the respondents looked at online reviews before finalising their destination this summer. 50% of the respondents were contemplating a break around 2-3 times in a year, and 65% were considering to plan a holiday for 15 days.

In addition, the survey highlighted that 82% respondents would like to travel with their family, and 28% of the respondents commit to holidaying by the beach this summer season.
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