Metros continue to rule the list of most popular destinations for overseas travellers by Hotels.com in the first half of 2016

 

  • Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai continued to occupy the top three positions for two consecutive years
  • Kochimoved out of the top 10 most popular destinations, making way for Ahmedabad as the new emerging destination preferred by international tourists
  • Popular South Asian destinations such as Bangkok, Pattaya and Phuket continued to appeal to Indians travelling overseas

Hotels.comTM, the global hotel bookings expert, revealed the top Indians destinations preferred by overseas travellers and a list of top overseas destinations preferred by Indian travellers in its latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™). The HPI is regarded as the definitive report on hotel prices paid across the world. According to a recent report, Indian metros continued to dominate the top 10 favourite destinations list amongst international travellersin the first half of 2016.

 The capital city of India, New Delhi bagged the number one spot as the most preferred Indian destination for overseas travellers, followed by the metropolitan city of Chennai and the city of dreams, Mumbai respectively. Other popular destinations for travellers included India’s cultural hub – Kolkata, Bengaluru – the garden city, Hyderabad – the city of pearls and India’s IT hub – Pune occupying the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th positions respectively. Goa, the famous beach and leisure destination of India continued to be the 4th most preferred destination among foreign travellers while India’s city of love – Agra secured the 10th spot. Kochi known as God’s own country moved out of the top 10 preferred destinations, making way for the ‘Manchester of the east’ – Ahmedabad as the new emerging destination preferred by international tourists occupying the 9th spot.

Top Indian destinations preferred by overseas travellers in the first half of 2016by Hotels.com

RANK CITY STATE
1 NEW DELHI DELHI N. C. R
2 CHENNAI TAMIL NADU
3 MUMBAI MAHARASHTRA
4 GOA GOA
5 KOLKATA WEST BENGAL
6 BENGALURU KARNATAKA
7 HYDERABAD ANDHRA PRADESH
8 PUNE MAHARASHTRA
9 AHMEDABAD GUJARAT
10 AGRA UTTAR PRADESH

 

 Further, the HPI revealed South East Asian destinations dominated the top 10 favourite destinations list amongst Indian travellers while travelling abroad. According to the report, the best value rates available in Bangkok made it the most preferred international destination amongst Indians. Pattaya bagged the fourth spot followed by Phuket while Jakarta occupied the 8th spot.

‘Big Apple’ New York and Sin City Las Vegas represented America on the list bagging the 2nd and 3rd spotsrespectively. Spain’s Barcelona ranked 6th while Madrid maintained its position as compared to last year’s ranking of being No.9 on the list.

While at the 7th rank, Guangzhou, China restored its spot in the top 10, Thailand’sKoh Samui moved to the 20th rank making way for Cape Town, South Africa as the most preferredoverseas destinations by Indian travellers in 2016.

Top overseas destinations preferred by Indian travellersin the first half of 2016by Hotels.com

RANK CITY COUNTRY
1 BANGKOK THAILAND
2 NEW YORK UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
3 LAS VEGAS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
4 PATTAYA THAILAND
5 PHUKET THAILAND
6 BARCELONA SPAIN
7 GUANGZHOU CHINA
8 JAKARTA INDONESIA
9 MADRID SPAIN
10 CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

About Hotel Price Index (HPI):  The HPI is a regular report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world, tracking the movement in prices that people actually paid for their accommodation and providing valuable insight into the reasons behind these changes. The data is drawn from bookings made on the hundreds of thousands of hotels on the Hotels.com websites worldwide.

 About Hotels.comHotels.com L.P. operates Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking website with properties ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.

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