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30 per cent Indians planning couple trip during monsoon: Study

IANS  |  New Delhi 

With the onset of the monsoon, more and more couples are taking advantage of the pleasant weather and heading for short breaks with 30 per cent planning it with their better halves, says a study conducted by

The data reveals that 39 per cent Indians, travelling during the monsoon, are planning to travel as couples, followed by 24 per cent with family and 18 per cent solo, reads a statement.

Couples are planning short-stays that extend to about three or four days. Also, hotel searches for show the maximum spike of 16 per cent from previous months, while Shillong and follow with 11 per cent and 9 per cent spikes respectively.

While about 25 per cent couples from Chennai and 18 per cent from are booking a short vacation to Puducherry, about 14 per cent couples are travelling from to via train.

Commenting on the findings, Aloke Bajpai, said, "With the arrival of monsoon across the country, millennial couples are now planning their bae-cations. Travel becomes far more affordable during the monsoon as it is a lean season in comparison to summer and winter.

"Major have announced their monsoon sales, offering big discounts on flights, reducing fares by almost 20 per cent. remains to be the most popular destination showing an 8 per cent increase in in flight and 16 per cent increase in hotel searches. It is great to note, how owing to improved infrastructure and better flight connectivity, north-eastern destinations like Shillong and are also becoming crowd favourites."



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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 13:16 IST