Many youngsters are preferring to take frequent breaks from their work life. For them travelling has become a must do on their list. Many of them make it a point to take off, literally, at least once-a-year to several destinations. This time around, Dubai has emerged as the top international destination and Mumbai has become the favourite among Indians this Republic Day weekend.
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Dubai has topped the list of international destination followed by Bangkok in Thailand, New York, San Francisco in the US and Denpasar in Indonesia as the most searched destinations for this Republic Day long weekend. The data is based on by global travel search engine KAYAK which is the platform from 1 July 2016 to 24 January 2017.
In India, Mumbai is the favourite among domestic travellers followed by New Delhi, Goa, Bengaluru and Chennai.
‘With a growing desire for a getaway during long weekend amongst Indian travellers, we have observed a 14 percent increase in the search volume for the top 10 destinations this Republic Day long weekend,’ KAYAK country director – India, Abhijit Mishra said. This year overall there are 14 long weekends.
He said there is a mix of both international and domestic locations that are being considered this year. ‘While Dubai and Bangkok top the chart for International getaways. Goa continues to be a hot favourite amongst Indian travel destinations. Interestingly, the preferred departure day for Indians this time is 26 January. Which reflects that Indians are willing to take a Friday off, to make time for a quick getaway,’ he said.