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Indians plan 6 months in advance for trips abroad: Survey

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 09, 2012 Published on July 09, 2012

Indians tend to plan as much as six months in advance for their international trips and on an average spend $2,867 on international travel.

In a survey done across seven Asia Pacific markets, 26 per cent Indian respondents said that they planned international holidays six months or more in advance. Nearly 37 per cent said that they planned their domestic holidays one month in advance.

The average expenditure made by Indian travellers on domestic holidays was put at an estimated $568 per person, said the study by Turner Media Solutions in association with Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts.

The study said that families across these countries said were prepared to spend more than they do on vacations. It estimated that about 44 million people travel on family holidays every year – chalking up an annual spend of $29 billion.

Singapore and Malaysia emerged among the popular holiday destinations for Indian holiday goers. Nearly 41 per cent of them said they travelled to Singapore with their families in the past 24 months, while 29 per cent said they had visited Malaysia.

Mr Chris Moloney, Chief Operating Officer, South West Asia, InterContinental Hotel Group, said, “The survey reaffirms our brand’s focus on family vacations, and that we will continue to assess and enhance our family-friendly facilities at our hotels around the world.”

The study garnered opinion from 10,000 individuals in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Australia.

>Meenakshi.v@thehindu.co.in

Published on July 09, 2012

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