A recent data by Booking.com under its ‘wish lists’ (wish lists refer to the number of times that users click the heart button on a particular property on Booking.com) platform reveals that Mumbai, Goa, New Delhi, Lonavala and Bengaluru are the top five domestic travel destinations on people’s minds during this quarantine period.
Topmost wish-listed international destinations for Indians include Dubai, Bali, Bangkok, Istanbul and London.
There is an increased presence of domestic properties (67 per cent) featuring in travel ‘wish lists’ created on Booking.com compared to the share of domestic properties that were wish-listed last year (48 per cent).
For international travellers, New Delhi, Mumbai, Calangute (Goa), Jaipur and Bengaluru are the top five Indian destinations.
|Topmost wish-listed destinations by Indian travellers|
|Domestic Destinations||International Destinations|
|Calangute, Goa||Ubud, Bali|
|New Delhi, New Delhi||Bangkok|
|Candolim, Goa||Seminyak, Bali|
|Baga, Goa||North Male Atoll, Maldives|
|Ooty, Tamil Nadu||Kuta, Bali|
|Manali, Himachal Pradesh||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Ritu Mehrotra, country manager, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives at Booking.com,“These are unprecedented and challenging times in which safety remains the top priority. We also know that in such times, dreaming about experiencing the world again has immense power to fire our imaginations and keep spirits high.
“It’s amazing to see the array of different travel experiences our customers have been busy dreaming about while they wait for the opportunity to travel again. Building a wish list on Booking.com is an inspirational way for everyone to start dreaming about travel again, and we are committed to making it easy for them to turn those dreams into reality when the time is right.” booking.com