New Delhi, 27
Google India has revealed the top travel trends observed from
September to November this year. As per Google, holiday related search queries
have increased 27% this year, with the vogue being ‘Luxury, ‘Honeymoon’, and
‘Safari’ destinations. Both
international and domestic luxury searches have increased by 34%, amid online
hunts for ‘Royal Holidays’ that has
spiked 12 times.
The quest for warmer topographies and related
activities become widespread during winters, which can be associated with a 32%
rise in Safari destination
explorations. Searches for Desert Safari
in Dubai, Night Safari in Singapore,
Bali Safari and Marine Park, as well as Safari
World in Bangkok have surged; in
conjunction with Google’s insight.
Other than aspiring for a warmer panorama, winter also
marks the dawn of the Wedding Season
and Honeymoon plans. Seychelles, Maldives, and Bali top
the honeymooners’ international search list this season as the trends show a
40% rise in these queries.
The search perusal for international destinations such
as The Vatican has grown almost eight times, followed by Myanmar by three times
and Hungary two times. Buzz about these locations range from ‘private tours of
the Sistine Chapel after-hours’, ‘what to see at the Vatican Museum’, to
‘Myanmar tourism’, ‘Burma tourist map’, and ‘things to do in Budapest’.
Talking about international travel trends, it is
fascinating to see that Dubai still continues to be the most searched
destination, followed by Bangkok, Thailand, and Disneyland USA. In India, ‘God’s own country’, Kerala has
preserved its popularity as the most crowd-pleasing destination for domestic
travellers. Weekend getaways, specifically near Delhi, have become an extremely popular search term, culminating in
a 361% increase. Hence, places like Rajasthan
and Srinagar known for its fervent
tourism, are fast becoming popular amongst domestic travel pursuits.