With ease in Covid-19 restrictions, the tourism and hospitality sector has seen a noticeable boom. Travellers from all over India preferred Jaipur and Goa as their leisure destinations.
Apart from Jaipur and Goa, Manali, Ooty and Mysore are the other top-ranked leisure destinations among domestic travellers. These results are based on the survey of Indian hospitality startup OYO’s Unlocking Travel Report 2021.
Unlocking Travel Report 2021 is based on the bookings on the OYO platform during August-September 2021 and bookings from October 2021-January 2022, across different regions.
According to the report, most Indians are preferring long weekends for leisure destinations, as there was a spike in bookings during Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi. Also, For the upcoming long weekends of Dussehra and Guru Nanak Jayanti, the OYO data shows that travellers are opting for Jaipur followed by Goa for holidays.
In the UK, OYO’s booking trends for September show that the British are heading to London, followed by Bath. The people in the UK prefer short breaks for travelling that includes school holidays and business trips. Meanwhile, in the US, Americans are heading to New York, Hawaii (3 islands), Las Vegas, Orlando and Key West, revealing that travellers have a strong preference for lively nightlife, amusement parks, entertainment hotspots and beaches.
As per booking trends, travellers are looking forward to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve for the long weekends for travel.
OYO has a presence in over 35 countries, including India, the US and UK.