Survey Reveals Holiday Home Preferences For Indian Travellers – News18

Curated By: Lifestyle Desk
Last Updated: March 06, 2024, 11:16 IST
New Delhi, India
Homestays perfectly cater to the evolving preferences of travellers, especially with the rising interest in unique and off-the-beaten-path accommodations. Representational image
Travellers today are increasingly looking for the home-away-from-home experience. From a beautiful homestay in the mountains to a serene beach villa overlooking the sea, Indians are seeking unique accommodations and immersive experiences while travelling., a global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released its inaugural Holiday Homes Outlook Report that delves into the unique preferences of different generations – Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X – when choosing holiday homes.
Trends Through Generations
When it comes to searching for a holiday home, each generation has distinct preferences and priorities While Gen X prioritises cleanliness and convenience with facilities like a kitchen, millennials prefer unique and immersive experiences with a simplified booking process. Gen Z focuses on location while selecting their holiday home as well as past and present reviews to make that choice.
Gen X (born between 1965-1980)

Millennials (born between 1981-1996)

Gen Z (born between 1997-2012)

India’s Regional Revelations
The demand for alternative accommodations is surging in India with travellers looking for unique properties that offer an alternative to the traditional hotel experience demonstrating continued traveller appreciation for a broad range of different kinds of stays and the unique hospitality they offer. However, regional preferences play a role, as travellers from different regions exhibit unique preferences when it comes to selecting a holiday home.
● Travellers from South India prefer farm stays (46%) and houseboats (38%), while those living in East & Northeast India (23%), as well as North and Central India (20%), lean towards cosy cabins.
● Travellers living in West India state that they prioritise clean and tidy accommodation (64%), fair/reasonable price (66%), location (63%) and security of the property (62%) as features they are most likely to consider when booking one type of holiday home over another.


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