Travelers explore destinations off the beaten path
New Delhi – Airbnb presents a roundup of key trends that have emerged in India and how travelers are embracing new forms of travel. New data reveals that international travel has seen a strong recovery in 2022, with Indians seeking out the world’s most iconic cities with Airbnb. The most searched destinations internationally by Indian customers in Q3 2022 included:
Nationally, interest in exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations has spiked.
The top 5 off-the-beaten-track destinations in India include:
Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu
Vellore, Tamil Nadu
In India, hospitality is deeply rooted in the diversity of local culture, cuisine, lifestyle preferences and the way we welcome people into our homes. Delhi, Goa, Kerala, Maharashtra and Himachal Pradesh topped the hospitality rankings, with the largest share of 5-star guest reviews on Airbnb.
The data also revealed that customers opted to enjoy city life as Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata were the top domestic destinations for Indians in 2022.
In 2022, travelers found themselves sitting by the pool or taking rays on a sandy beach. These two water-related categories came out on top among Indian travellers, with tropical, iconic sights in the city and national parks.
The top 5 hosts in India with the most bookings** in 2022 were from Mumbai (Maharashtra), New Delhi (Delhi), Guwahati (Assam), Goa and (Hyderabad) Telangana.
Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s Managing Director for India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, said, “The past year has seen a renaissance and recovery in the travel industry. This year, travelers are expected to take much-awaited international trips and explore lesser-known destinations in India and around the world. People are preparing their bucket list for the year, and this growing appetite for travel is a positive sign. Our hosts are delighted to welcome guests from all over the world and make their stay memorable. At Airbnb, we are committed to working with local hosts across the country, as well as state and central government stakeholders, to help ensure that local communities can benefit from this travel revolution. (IANS)
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