As the year comes to an end, booking.com has revealed booking trends for Indian and international travellers this year.
Beyond the metro cities like Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata, top destinations booked by Indians travelling domestically in 2019 included Hyderabad, Pune, Jaipur, Kochi and Mysore. International cities that were highly booked by Indians this year include Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore.
|Top destinations booked by Indians in 2019|
Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala made it to the list of the top ten most booked states in India, by both international travelling visiting India as well as Indians travelling within the country.
Fastest growing destinations for travellers travelling to India in 2019 are Rishikesh, Guwahati, Tiruchirappalli, Nedumbassery and Munnar.
Some key learnings
- Countries with the largest relative increase in bookings for India this year include Israel, Bangladesh, Poland, Japan and Singapore.
- Rajasthan is among the most popular states in 2019, with travellers from north America, Africa and Asia having at least one destination from the state in their top ten list.
- Travellers from north America, South America, Africa, Europe, Oceania have Agra on their top ten list whereas travellers from Asia have only metros in their top ten list.
- While travellers from South America preferred exploring more of north India, travellers from north America preferred exploring south India.
The data scientists at Booking looked at the most popular locations and accommodation types by number of Bookings by all travellers going to India (Indian travellers and international travellers) for bookings made from January 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019.