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Global Travel Trends for 2014
Nearly seven out of ten Indians surveyed are planning to travel abroad in 2014, up 21 percent compared to last year
New Zealand is the ‘dream’ destination for Indians to visit in the next 12 to 24 months, followed by France and Switzerland
Despite gloomy economic outlook – only 14% Indian respondents report spending more on travel because they feel more confident about the economy, but travellers are not willing to give up their holidays
Mobile booking is the next growth frontier. While just 3% in India booked the accommodation for their last trip via mobile, China is leading the pack with 10% of Chinese booking via mobile followed closely by Thailand (9%).
Hoteliers in India are ahead in offering mobile services to travellers (81%), compared to the global average (76%)
Indian hoteliers say online reviews (62%) have the biggest impact on travellers’ booking decision, followed by recommendations from friends and family (50%) and price (48%)