New York is Indians’ favorite travel destination

New Delhi: New York remains Indians’ first choice for a vacation, topping the charts of favorite tourist destinations for the second year running, a study has found.

According to the study conducted by Kayak, a travel search engine, New York, Dubai and London were the top three most searched travel locations by Indians. The trend has changed slightly for the first half of 2017 with Bangkok replacing London. The study is based on online search queries submitted by people in the country.

It also suggested that more Indian tourists, compared to the previous year, are considering locations like Amsterdam, Athens and Male to satiate their
wanderlust. “We saw a lot of interest being built for destinations like Amsterdam, Athens and Male becoming popular. These three key destinations garnered over 283 per cent, 185 per cent and 117 per cent increased volume in search queries respectively,” says Abhijit Mishra, Country Manager India, Kayak.

The travel study said travelers from Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Hyderabad displayed a longer average trip duration as compared to travelers from Pune and Jaipur.

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