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'For long weekend lined up, Indians prefer exploring foreign destinations'

Indians are making the most of the chance to explore international destinations, says a research by a travel search engine Kayak

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research.

A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and international are booming even for short weekend trips, as per the travel KAYAK.

The platform carried out travel data analysis regarding weekend getaway trends based on the starting on January 1 to 15 when travellers searched for holiday getaways for January 1 to December 31, said a statement.

The research suggests that festivals are new as passionate travellers seek adventures abroad with the most popular being Maha Shivratri, Holika Dahan and

Singapore, and are ranked as the three most popular international destinations for weekend getaways in 2018, while on the domestic front, beach destinations like Goa, Mumbai, and are a popular option.

The average length of travel for the top five international destinations - Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, and was five to six days last year, which has increased this year to an average of seven to eight days.

Abhijit Mishra, Regional Manager, and the Middle East, KAYAK, said: "Releasing findings like this one is of great value as they help travellers to better understand their own behaviour as well as that of the market - knowledge which they can use to save on future holidays."

First Published: Sun, January 28 2018. 20:45 IST