Greece, Brazil fastest growing outbound destinations for Indians
Comparing flight search data for the period January to October 2013 with the corresponding period in 2012, travel search site, Skyscanner has revealed that Greece has emerged as the fastest growing outbound destination in 2013, forecasted as the ?destination of the future? for Indian travellers in 2014, followed by Brazil. The site has compiled a travel trends report identifying the travel preferences and patterns of Indian travellers. The neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Pakistan also saw a steady increase in flight searches from India in the said period, as compared with 2012. Thus, the year 2014 will see Indian tourists travelling to these new and unexplored destinations for holidays, stated a release.
The report compiled by the travel search site indicates that the US has emerged as the international destination of choice for Indian families and couples. For instance, the cities of Atlanta, Chicago, Boston and Washington have witnessed an increase in flight searches last year as compared with 2012. The US seems to find favour amongst Indians as it has received the highest number of flight searches, placing it at the top of the list of outbound searches from India, followed by the UK.
Short-haul destinations were popular with Indian families, with Thailand and the UAE recording the highest number of flight searches from India in 2013.
For Indian couples, the UK is the most popular destination, followed by Thailand and the UAE, with most Indian couples searching for flights to the cities of London, Bangkok and Dubai in 2013.
With its churches, sandy beaches and laid-back lifestyle, Goa topped the list of most popular destinations for Indian couples within the country.
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