Diwali Season: Travel Booking Platforms See a Surge of 40 Percent

Diwali Season: Travel Booking Platforms See a Surge of 40 Percent

Travelling is inherent to humans; and the young Indian travel lovers are eyeing the upcoming festive season to travel out to celebrate the festive time at home or home away from home, according to new data.

Travel bookings on the Goibibo platform show an uptick of 40 per cent in daily check-ins for this year’s Diwali season when related to the average bookings made in October this year.

With notable week-on-week travel booking growth, travellers including young couples and a group of friends are introduced to take vacation trips during this year’s Diwali break, the platform shared.

For the young Indians, the one question that tops the wishlist is to connect the road or the sky or the trail or the waves over. It’s an overwhelming sentiment that is seeing people, particularly young Indians, venturing out while being mindful of their safety and also that of the others, it stated.

As travelers’ sentiment shifts before the year-end, the travel platform gave some pertinent travel aims, it observed that it provides a good glimpse into the shape of emerging travel trends Want for Just Us’ time.

Having been stripped of taking a holiday break over the past seven months or more, one in all two young Indians is now actively thinking of traveling in the coming weeks, as reported in a survey conducted by the Consumer Insights team at Goibibo.

This trend is mainly driven by millennials and couples who are keen to break away from the lockdown monotony and are looking to spend “Just Us” time with their companions or close friends away from home.

Since unlocking 4.0, there has been a notable uptick in bookings for long weekends and a proportionate spike in staycations during the weekdays.

Booking trends show that the long-weekend in October saw 30-40 per cent higher check-ins than other weekends with many moving necessary bookings within 72 hours of travel or less.

Also, with people gradually getting comfortable with the idea of getting their first leisure flight for that much-deserved break post the pandemic, there is a developing preference for bookings to distant destinations across Goa, Kerala, Coorg, and Darjeeling among others.

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