Indians Emerge as Global Leader in Travel in 2022
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – India leads Asia-Pacific in its intent to travel in the second half of 2022 with 50 percent of Indians expressing the desire to spend more money on booking a vacation, reveals the world’s largest survey of travel intentions from Travel Lifestyle Network in a post-pandemic setting.
While international travel remains a point of contention among many, with only 15 percent of respondents willing to travel abroad, 29 percent of people are planning a vacation in India.
India emerged as the global leader in domestic travel with 24 percent of people undertaking at least one vacation every month, for which the global average stands at 11 percent. The country is also way ahead of its global counterparts in business travel with almost 18 percent of Indians traveling for work within the country once a month.
In terms of leisure travel, over 36 percent of Indians are most likely to take road trips in 2022, followed by long weekends influencing 34 percent of Indians to bite the travel bug. In terms of factors influencing travel behavior, India is at par with the global average, as at least 26 percent of Indians indicated that their destination choice would be based on value for money, while 22 percent attributed it to a relaxing experience.
Affordability is likely to have a significant impact on travel-related purchasing in the second half of 2022 and into 2023 with over a quarter (26 percent) of the global respondents rating value for money as the key factor that has the most impact on decisions about where to travel on vacation.