Majority Indian Tourists prefer vacation with Family & Friends: Survey


BiznextIndia : More and more travellers are coming out of their comfort zones and travelling to newer destinations to experience their hobbies or unexplored interests, reveals the first Outbound Travel Survey for 2019.

The survey carried out by Travel Tours, the leisure travel brand of FCM Travel Solutions, said that Family vacations still a priority for the Indian Traveller with nearly 47% of the target group opting to travel in family groups for outbound travels. Adventure Holidays pulls in a close second with 45% of respondents choosing that over traditional sightseeing tours South East Asia continues to be the preferred destination of Indian Outbound travellers.

This group is further broken down with 71% opting to travel with their immediate family while the remaining choosing to include extended family and friends. Beach Holidays, the hottest trend last summer, has taken a backseat (34.8%) while Adventure Holidays came in second with a preference rating of 45%.

 “With the rise in disposable incomes, ease of access to new and upcoming holiday destinations and convenience in planning and booking holidays online, the number of Indians travelling abroad has multiplied exponentially,” Mr. Rakshit Desai – Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions, Indian Subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group said.

The Survey also found that South East Asia continued to be a preferred destination with the Indian Outbound Traveler with 35.3% having visited over the last 6 months and 30.7% intending to visit over the next 6 months. This was followed by Middle East and South Asia.  Interestingly, 72.9% of Indian travelers still prefer to save up before planning a holiday with only a small pool of respondents willing to opt for travel loans.

The Survey was conducted individually with more than 1200 respondents within the age group of 25-65 years across 8 key cities in India who had booked international travel recently on the platform.


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