The COVID-19 pandemic has brought down the tourism industry and has had a huge impact. After two years of trusting at home, people now want to go out and enjoy the summers like before, by traveling. Summers have always been a time to escape to dreamy locations, be it beaches or mountains to beat the scorching heat of the cities. As the situation has nearly returned to normal, travel website Booking.com has conducted a survey this year to predict people’s travel patterns.
The only survey conducted among 1000 Indian adults shows that people are willing to opt for any travel option that comes their way this year if their wallets allow it. Travel used to be a leisure activity or a form of escape, but now people see it as therapy. About 84 percent of travelers have revealed that travel is not just an activity, but a form of self-care that helps with their mental and emotional well-being. During a pandemic, the work-from-home culture boomed in India. To break the monotony of sitting in the same room and working, people went on holiday with their laptops and chose to work with a view.
However, with things returning to normal, travelers are looking to continue the same culture. 77 percent of travelers strictly want travel time to be work-free. They want to restore a healthy work-life balance that makes them not want their professional life to be part of their vacations.
Speaking of favorite tourist spots this year, the survey shows that Goa, Manali, Rishikesh, Ooty and Srinagar are the most preferred domestic travel destinations for Indians. To beat the heat, travelers want to escape to a beach town or cold mountains. Not only this, with the international flights again operating from India, people are also planning a visit to London, Paris, Dubai, Toronto and Amsterdam. India also expects to attract many visitors from abroad this year. The people who visit India from abroad from April 1 to June 30 are mainly from US, UK, Australia, UAE and Germany.
If you’re also planning to travel and explore the world this year, read the COVID guidelines before going there.
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