As Indians look to idyllic winter getaways, some of the destinations topping the searches are closer to home
According to Airbnb’s most-searched destinations list, vacationers are eager to travel again, and all set to go the distance within India and abroad, to destinations such as Manali and Goa closer to home, as well as to key destinations in the UAE, Europe and further on to the US and Canada.
Internationally, Dubai, London and Toronto, along with cities in Europe top most holiday searches. With more international destinations easing restrictions, Indian travellers are looking towards the United Arab Emirates for quick getaways which are followed by the bustling hubs of London, Paris, Toronto, and New York.
Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, and Zurich along with the always-popular destination of Bangkok round up the list, making for attractive and fun winter getaways for the end of the year.
The most searched domestic destinations by Indian guests for the upcoming holiday season are Goa, Manali, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Pondicherry, Mumbai, Jaipur, Shimla, Mussoorie and Darjeeling.
As Indians look to idyllic winter getaways, some of the destinations topping the searches are closer to home, including Manali, which offers the most magnificent views of snow-capped mountain ranges, trekking trails, and relaxing retreats, as well as other hill-stations such as Shimla and Mussoorie.
“We believe that many Indians will be taking advantage of international travel opening up to reconnect with loved ones and our community of Hosts around the world. Here in India, our Host community is incredibly excited to be playing a role in rebuilding tourism and driving a revival of responsible travel that will once again benefit communities, foster an exchange of culture and bring family and friends together this upcoming holiday season. Hosting continues to provide exciting entrepreneurial opportunities for Indians and bring in valuable tourism dollars for communities across the country,” said Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager – India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.