The Friday before the year-end celebrations was when the most expensive flights were found. There was a downward tendency in the prices as the departure date approached.
Holiday spots inside and outside of India have gained popularity as coastal towns have grown more popular than chilly metropolises as places to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s. “There’s a focused interest in the leisure destinations in the domestic sector,” MakeMyTrip Group CEO and co-founder Rajesh Magow stated in an email. Goa, Rajasthan, Varanasi, Kerala, Manali, Ooty, Darjeeling, Coorg, Visakhapatnam, Pondicherry, Srinagar, Amritsar, Gangtok, and Rishikesh are among the most popular travel destinations for the final week of December, he stated. According to Booking.com data, Puducherry, Puri, Udaipur, Goa, and Ooty were the most popular travel destinations among Indians going domestically between December 23 and January 2.
The cost of travel to a number of well-known locations, like Goa, has not increased significantly. However, routes such as Delhi-Kochi are fetching higher costs, suggesting that demand is greater than expected. Regarding travel abroad, well-known destinations like Thailand, Dubai, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Bali continued to be the most popular choices, with Malayasia, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka emerging as new favourites.
The Friday before the year-end celebrations was when the most expensive flights were found. There was a downward tendency in the prices as the departure date approached. The costs for the most well-liked foreign locations, however, stayed rather constant throughout.
Bookings for hotel rooms also showed that a 10% average price increase did not stop travellers from planning lengthier and more costly trips. MakeMyTrip reported that despite an average 10% increase in rates, more room nights have been reserved this year than previous. It also stated that there is a tendency among foreign hotels to reserve more upscale lodging and higher room types. “The resurgence of travel and tourism in India has not only become the catalyst for economic growth but also a testament to the nation’s vibrant culture and traditions,” stated a spokeswoman for Oyo. “We believe the tourism industry could see a tenfold increase in tourism by 2024.”