ETW STAFF – Mumbai
The latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by Hotels.com reveals that Asian destinations dominate the top 10 list of favorite overseas destinations for Indian travellers. Singapore retains its place as the most popular overseas destinations for Indian travellers ahead of Bangkok which is placed second on the list. Other Asian destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Pattaya and Phuket enjoy the 6th, 8th and 10th positions respectively on the list.
London is the 5th most favorite destination for Indians travelling overseas. Interestingly, it is the only European destination that features in the top 10 list of favorite overseas destinations for Indian travelers. On the other hand, two American destinations feature on the list – with New York at the 7th position and Las Vegas at the 10th. Dubai, an old favourite with Indians, enjoys the 3rd spot on the list.
The HPI report also reveals that metro cities dominate the top Indian destinations list for domestic as well as overseas travellers. According to the report, New Delhi is the most preferred destination for both, domestic and international travellers. Other metros which feature amongst the top 10 ranks in both lists are Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad.
- Mumbai finds itself at the 2nd spot on the list for international travelers and on the 3rd spot on the list for Indian travellers
- Bengaluru seems to be more popular with international travellers at 3rd place whereas on the Indian travelers list it is placed 6th
- Chennai is the 4th most favorite city amongst overseas travellers, whereas amongst Indian travellers it occupies the 8th position
- IT city Hyderabad is almost equally preferred by Indian and overseas travellers, occupying the 8th position for overseas travellers and 9th for Indian.