Survey: Indian Travelers Planning To Spend More, Use Travel Hacks And Seek New Adventures – News18

Curated By: Lifestyle Desk
Last Updated: March 27, 2024, 16:06 IST
New Delhi, India
29% of Indians, surpassing the global average of 14%, plan to travel more often for sporting events in 2024
With 62% of Indians planning to spend more on travel this year vs global average of 40%, Indians are willing to go the extra mile to have a fulfilling travel experience in 2024. While spending more, Indians are also looking for value for money by mastering the art of using travel hacks to make their journeys more affordable and rewarding. These findings were revealed in the American Express Travel 2024 Global Travel Trends Report based on survey data from across India, the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
There is an evident travel boom amongst Indians with 65% planning more domestic trips and 48% planning more international trips this year. In terms of using travel hacks, the survey indicates that as many as 43% of Indians planning on taking a trip in 2024 (vs global average of 30%) are using credit card points to offset flight and hotel expenses, while 42% (vs global average of 26%) are opting to book from companies offering complimentary hotel benefits such as room upgrades and credits. Furthermore, 35% of Indians planning on taking a trip in 2024 are planning to stay in a mix of luxury and more affordable hotels and 31% are planning to travel during off-peak seasons or stay with friends or family during their travel.
“Indian travelers are embracing the spirit of adventure and exploration in 2024, driven by a desire for new experiences and cultural immersion. From using travel hacks to embarking on solo journeys, Indians are redefining the travel landscape with their changing preferences and behaviours. At American Express, we understand the evolving needs of consumers and strive to empower our Card Members with rewarding offers and benefits, enhancing their travel experiences wherever they venture,” said Sanjay Khanna, CEO and Country Manager, American Express Banking Corp., India.
With food and accommodation as the top aspects of travel, beach vacations, adventure trips and metropolitan travel top the charts for Indians.

Embracing solo adventures: The allure of exploring new cities, unwinding on relaxing beach getaways, and discovering domestic destinations, solo resonates strongly with Indian adults.

Spontaneity beckons: With the rise of structured nature of modern life, Indians are increasingly craving flexibility in their travel arrangements, carving out space for impromptu travel.

Thriving on sporting excitement: For sports enthusiasts, travel is not just about sightseeing but also about experiencing adrenaline-pumping events firsthand.


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