Indians prefer budget travel

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New Delhi: With the mercury taking an upward swing, an increasing number of Indians are looking to travel domestic places offering great experience in a limited budget, search engine Google said on Thursday.
Besides, adventure tourism is among the most sought after activities with Indians searching for snorkelling and scuba diving at places like Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Goa, according to the top travel trends for this summer.
Google India on Thursday announced its top travel trends for this summer based on searches conducted in India. “Indians love to travel and Google search trends highlight that an increasing number of Indians are looking to travel closer home, with the top searched-for travel destinations being some of the domestic locations,” Google country head (products) Lalitesh Katragadda said.
Indians are not only looking at travel destinations closer home, but are also looking for a great travel experience in a limited budget, Google said.
This can also be linked to the growing trend of budget travel where people are continuously looking for an great experience in a limited budget, Katragadda added.
When it comes to international travel, Indians love to chase the Sun in Maldives and go for shopping in Singapore. Paris, New York, Seychelles and Bahamas are the other popular destinations, he said. Among the top destinations for travel during the summers in the country, Andaman & Nicobar  was the most preferred search choice followed by Uttarakhand,Coorg and Goa, the report revealed.
For international destinations, Maldives was the top searched option followed by Singapore and Paris.   
 

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