Short-haul destinations In Asia Are The New Switzerland

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.

Rank City Country Year
1 Dubai United Arab Emirates 2014
2 Bangkok Thailand 2014
3 Singapore Singapore 2014
4 London United Kingdom 2014
5 New York United States 2014
6 Pattaya Thailand 2014
7 Hong Kong Hong Kong 2014
8 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2014
9 Paris France 2014
10 Bali Indonesia 2014

Top destinations for Indians travelling abroad in 2015 vs 2014

Rank City Country Year
1 Bangkok Thailand 2015
2 Dubai United Arab Emirates 2015
3 Singapore Singapore 2015
4 London United Kingdom 2015
5 Pattaya Thailand 2015
6 New York United States 2015
7 Hong Kong Hong Kong 2015
8 Paris France 2015
9 Phuket Thailand 2015
10 Bali Indonesia 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

Rank City Country Year
1 Delhi India 2014
2 Mumbai India 2014
3 Goa India 2014
4 Bengaluru India 2014
5 Chennai India 2014
6 Jaipur India 2014
7 Hyderabad India 2014
8 Pune India 2014
9 Kolkata India 2014
10 Agra India 2014
Rank City Country Year
1 Delhi India 2015
2 Mumbai India 2015
3 Goa India 2015
4 Bengaluru India 2015
5 Chennai India 2015
6 Hyderabad India 2015
7 Jaipur India 2015
8 Pune India 2015
9 Kolkata India 2015
10 Ahmedabad India 2015

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.

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