INDIA: More than two years since the beginning of the pandemic, Indian travelers are dreaming about their next international trip, new research shows.
International border restrictions have been gradually easing over recent months, inspiring many to start planning their next international getaway. New research undertaken by YouGov and commissioned by Airbnb has found that almost three-quarters of Indians have plans to travel internationally in the foreseeable future and more than a third of those plan to do so in the next six months. More than 70 percent of Indians are excited about being able to travel internationally.
International travel corridors have long played a major role in bolstering the economic vitality of destinations throughout the globe, and Airbnb is committed to working together with governments across to help ensure it continues to do so. Airbnb also remains focused on empowering our guest community to embrace the travel revolution, as many travelers look to make the most of their newfound flexibility and the blurring lines between travel and living.
Almost three-quarters of working Indians say they’d consider combining work and travel, underscoring the fundamental changes in how people are living and working since the pandemic.
Key findings from the research include:
Many Indians are excited about traveling internationally again and plan to do so more often
Many Indian travelers are looking to make that next international trip a reality very soon
The Asia-Pacific region is front of mind for many Indian travelers
As the travel revolution continues to unfold, the way we think about international travel is also changing
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen major shifts in the way that people think about travel and living, with the lines between them continuing to blur. For many, that also appears to apply to international travel.
Many Indian travelers believe that international travel remains an important means of expanding their horizons and connecting with other cultures
Amanpreet Bajaj, General Manager – Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, said:
“As border restrictions gradually ease across many countries in the region, we’re seeing a lot of enthusiasm for cross-border travel. After being unable to travel abroad for so long, many people are excited to take that long-awaited overseas trip – something we’ve seen reflected in the searches on Airbnb, following a number of border reopening announcements. We’re committed to continuing to work collaboratively with governments and communities around the world to rebuild tourism and maximize the benefits of this travel revolution for our community of Hosts. We’re incredibly excited to welcome travelers’ to an Airbnb Home and make their much-awaited international trip a memorable one. We continue to focus on innovation so guests can experience both well-traveled and new destinations in fresh ways.”
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