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Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru & Srinagar emerge as the top 5 destinations for Indian travellers

 

Indians exhibit a fervent passion for exploration, both within their vast homeland and across international borders, as evidenced by the bustling activity at two of the world’s top 50 busiest airports—Delhi and Mumbai—alongside other major passenger hubs like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. In an effort to delve into Indians’ favored travel destinations within the country, Wowtickets.com, a UK-based platform recently launched in India for booking affordable flight tickets, conducted a comprehensive analysis of preferences among 36 million Indians nationwide. The survey unveiled that Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Srinagar emerge as the top five destinations among Indian travellers, indicative of diverse interests ranging from leisure escapes to professional pursuits.

Travel holds immense significance for individuals across all walks of life, serving as a means for relaxation, exploration, and professional engagements. Driven by a multitude of motivations, travelers seek to uncover new destinations that cater to their varied interests, be it leisurely getaways or business ventures. With the travel and tourism sector in India poised for remarkable growth—projected at 12–14%—according to a report from Crisil, spurred by advancements in infrastructure and evolving preferences of younger travelers, the industry anticipates generating substantial revenue, reaching approximately USD 9.5 trillion by 2023. Moreover, projections suggest a global tourism market value of USD 16.9 trillion by 2030, with the Asia-Pacific region experiencing remarkable growth. Based on data insights from Wowtickets.com, Indians gravitate towards destinations renowned for natural beauty, religious landmarks, historical significance, and bustling business centers, indicating a diverse spectrum of yew interests and preferences.

Dmitrijus Konovalovas, Director & CEO of wowtickets.com, highlights India’s linguistic diversity and rich cultural tapestry as key drivers propelling the rapid growth of the travel industry. As India’s tourism sector emerges as a significant player in the global market, fueled by the adventurous spirit of its youth, domestic tourism receives a substantial boost. This surge in travel aspirations fosters economic growth while offering travellers memorable experiences within their own country. The top 15 most searched destinations across various Indian cities—reflecting preferences from Mumbaikars, Delhiites, Bengalurians, Hyderabadis, Chennaites, and Kolkatans—underscore the diverse travel interests prevalent among Indians. From historic landmarks to picturesque landscapes, these destinations offer a myriad of experiences, catering to the diverse preferences of travellers nationwide.

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