Indians Top List of Most Experimental Travellers in Asia Pacific

MUMBAI: Indians have topped the list of most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific, and have searched for 231 different destinations around the world in the first half of this year, according to a survey.

“Indian travellers are the most experimental travellers in Asia-Pacific. Sharing its throne with Australia, Indonesia and Japan, Indians searched for 231 different destinations around the world, in the first half of 2015,” according to a recent survey by global travel search engine, Skyscanner.

The Skyscanner survey was on the basis of online searches by customers on its websites from January to July.

It revealed that Indians have been opting for upcoming yet picturesque destinations like Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Switzerland and Japan, which has a sense of place, history and authenticity.

“The Indian travel landscape is evolving and is witnessing a change in travel sentiments in a robust manner.

In the spirit of exploration, Indians are looking for more unfrequented destinations. The diversification in destinations indicates a greater sense of adventurism, and should be heartening for the India tourism industry as a whole,” Skyscanner India Senior Marketing Manager, Kavitha Gnanamurthy, said.

Skyscanner’s data suggests that Indian travellers are heading to countries, that offer an array of tourist attractions, unexplored terrains, vast landscapes, cultures, and rich heritage.

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Source: PTI