Short-haul destinations In Asia Are The New Switzerland
There was a time when it came to travel, most Indians universally chose Switzerland to be the location of choice. Times have now changed for travellers with less time for travel and more time for business. Even business trips are preferably if there is a short-haul option.
- Thailand was the destination of choice for Indians throughout 2015
- Bali makes its debut as the new entrant in top 10 preferred destinations by Indian travellers
According to the latest Hotels.com™ Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) report, short-haul destinations in Asia were preferred by Indian travellers in 2015. Bangkok replaces ‘the Desert City’ Dubai by taking the top position as the most preferred international destination by Indian travellers in 2015. London remains the perennial favourite for Indians occupying 4th position and Singapore Malian continues to charm Indian travellers taking an enviable 3rd spot. The new entrant in the list includes Bali taking the 10th position making way for Phuket, Paris, Hong Kong and New York which occupied 9th, 8th, 7th and 6th position respectively. Kuala Lumpur which was ranked at 8th position in the 2014 slipped downwards thereby exiting the top 10 destinations for Indian travellers list altogether in 2015.
|1||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||2014|
|5||New York||United States||2014|
|7||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||2014|
Top destinations for Indians travelling abroad in 2015 vs 2014
|2||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||2015|
|6||New York||United States||2015|
|7||Hong Kong||Hong Kong||2015|
Meanwhile Delhi and Mumbai, continued to occupy the top two spots, Hyderabad known as Hi-tech city switched places with Jaipur thereby bagging the 6th position as compared to last year. Destinations such as Goa, Bangalore and Chennai retained their 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively. A highly industrialised city known for its textile industries, Ahmedabad also called ‘Manchester of the East’ replaced Agra known as the ‘Land of palaces’ making its way to the list ranking 10th on the list of most preferred domestic destinations for Indian travellers.
Top destinations for Indians travelling within India in 2015 vs 2014
About Hotel Price Index (HPI):
The HPI is a regular report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world, tracking the movement in prices that people actually paid for their accommodation and providing valuable insight into the reasons behind these changes. The data is drawn from bookings made on the hundreds of thousands of hotels on the Hotels.com websites worldwide.