Visit THESE ’less-explored travel destinations’ before they become popular

Baku and Almaty with convenient access and easy visas are popular new emerging destinations

Sanchari Ghosh
First Published2 Apr 2023, 10:07 AM IST
There has been a four-fold increase in demand for long-haul travel and a three-fold increase in short-haul and domestic travel compared to the previous year
There has been a four-fold increase in demand for long-haul travel and a three-fold increase in short-haul and domestic travel compared to the previous year(REUTERS)

The travel industry is experiencing a surge in demand for both domestic and international travel, particularly for the summer season. There has been a four-fold increase in demand for long-haul travel and a three-fold increase in short-haul and domestic travel compared to the previous year, a Thomas Cook (India) report cited. As much as there is a demand for traditionally popular destinations, many are flocking to less explored places. Here's a look at top travel trends for 2023, including the popular long, mid and short-haul destinations, and also emerging travel destinations. 

Which places are witnessing maximum demand in summer 2023? 

Europe remains the most popular destination with demand up by over 300%, followed by Southeast Asia's Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, with Vietnam and Cambodia also seeing strong demand, Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head, Holidays, MICE, Visa - Thomas Cook (India), said

“Other destinations like Maldives, Mauritius, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al-Khaimah, Australia, New Zealand, Turkiye, South Africa, Iceland, and Rhodes Island in Greece are also seeing strong re-emergence.”

Which are the emerging travel destinations as per the trends?

Baku and Almaty with convenient access and easy visas are popular new emerging destinations, Kale said and added, “Notably, Japan and South Korea are experiencing significant growth in travel for the Cherry Blossom season.”

Which are the top travel destinations in India? 

Top domestic locations include Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa, Andaman, and the North East, as well as Bhutan in the Indian subcontinent.

Spiritual tourism continues to witness uptick with Char Dham and Do Dham leading customer preferences. Biking trips, safari holidays and domestic cruises are witnessing spike in customer interest, added Daniel D’Souza, President & Country Head - Holidays, SOTC Travel

Kale also pointed out, multi-generational families, young professionals, couples, and groups of friends are among the top travelers celebrating special occasions and holidays.

Despite increased airfares and room rates, and we are witnessing high demand emerging from not only India’s metros, but also mini metros, tier 2-3 cities. Our data trends indicate high interest for experiential holidays, short getaways, domestic cruises and spiritual travel, added D’Souza

Customers are also showing an unprecedented appetite for luxury travel and unique experiences.

 

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
First Published:2 Apr 2023, 10:07 AM IST
HomeNewsworldVisit THESE ’less-explored travel destinations’ before they become popular

Most Active Stocks

Indian Oil Corporation

166.90
03:58 PM | 12 JUL 2024
-7.6 (-4.36%)

Tata Steel

168.70
03:58 PM | 12 JUL 2024
-0.3 (-0.18%)

Bharat Electronics

333.30
03:59 PM | 12 JUL 2024
-2.25 (-0.67%)

Wipro

560.05
03:56 PM | 12 JUL 2024
25.7 (4.81%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

KPIT Technologies

1,864.00
03:57 PM | 12 JUL 2024
154.25 (9.02%)

Inox Wind

171.90
03:59 PM | 12 JUL 2024
13.85 (8.76%)

Zensar Technologies

768.20
03:29 PM | 12 JUL 2024
50.45 (7.03%)

Coforge

5,950.05
03:29 PM | 12 JUL 2024
386.65 (6.95%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    74,481.000.00
    Chennai
    73,972.000.00
    Delhi
    74,771.000.00
    Kolkata
    73,972.000.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    102.86/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.76/L0.00
    Kolkata
    104.95/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanMint Shorts