As per global travel technology company, OYO’s advance booking trends, Goa, Pondicherry, Shimla, Mysore and Tirupati are India’s top 5 popular travel destinations for the Republic Day week. As per the booking trends for Republic Day, Goa witnessed a 75% increase in demand for this 26th January compared to the same day last year. Among metropolitan cities, Hyderabad emerged as the city with the most bookings, followed by Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai.
Winter travel is popular across India, starting with the Christmas holiday season. A zone wise breakdown for winter travel in India indicates South India as the most favoured winter travel region followed by West, North, and East. Across South India, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Visakhapatnam were the most popular destinations. Whereas travellers in West India are set to explore Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Goa, and Indore. In the North zone, Delhi tops the chart followed by Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, and Dehradun. While Pune, Mumbai, Jaipur, Goa, and Indore were the most travelled destinations in East India.
Commenting on these interesting holiday travel trends, Shreerang Godbole, Chief Service Officer & SVP – Product, OYO said, “We are very thrilled to witness uptick in travel demand ahead of Republic Day. Even post the holiday seasons, Indians are showing keen interest in travelling every chance they get, especially by combining public holidays with leaves to make it a long weekend. Destinations close to metropolitan cities are preferred over long-haul destinations for such short getaways. To make travel decisions easier and much more convenient for our users, we, at OYO, continue to ensure a great consumer experience on the OYO app. We have introduced several initiatives including app-level features such as ‘Pay at hotel’, ‘Nearby stays’, ‘Easy cancellation’, ‘Search the view’ to enable today’s travellers.”