Hotels.com report identifies top outbound, domestic and inbound destinations travelers paid most per room night

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Hotels.com report identifies top outbound, domestic and inbound destinations travelers paid most per room night

·         Bangkok, Dubai & Singapore are outbound cities top for Indian travelers
·         New Delhi & Mumbai claim top 2 spots amongst domestic and inbound visitor segments
·         Bengaluru nudges past Goa to record 3rd highest inbound room night spends

India, March 20 2017: Even with several major political shifts and currency fluctuations around the world in 2016, travelers fared pretty well with average nightly hotel prices unchanged globally from 2015, as reported in the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from Hotels.com™. The global Index sat at 114 for 2016 for the third year. North America and the Caribbean were the only regions to have slight average price increases (both up 1%) throughout 2016, but the other regions’ declines tempered the overall global picture.

Travel and tourism has for long been one of the most rapidly expanding industries globally, with the World Travel and Tourism Council predicting an even more commanding and magnificent future in its WTTC 2016 India Research Report. It is also one of the major contributors to the overall Indian economy and has subsequently witnessed added focus from both private and public sector bodies. Accommodation being a chief component for any travel plan be it leisure or business, has seen a spike in not just emergence of new players but also renewed zeal from existing brands and this seems to have been paying off.

HPI™ 2016 reveals the most popular domestic, inbound and outbound destinations from an Indian market perspective and while some of the results might seem quite obvious, some are downright astounding.

Top 10 countries for outbound Indian travelers in 2016 (in INR)

Country
2016 rank
2015 rank
Average price paid in 2016 (INR)
Average price paid in 2015 (INR)
% Change of average price paid (INR)
United States of America
1
1
10,791
10,786
0%
Thailand
2
2
5,778
5,422
7%
United Kingdom
3
4
12,302
12,938
-5%
United Arab Emirates
4
3
8,836
9,342
-5%
Singapore
5
5
9,490
9,678
-2%
Germany
6
6
9,995
9,160
9%
France
7
8
9,283
10,032
-7%
Italy
8
7
9,900
10,234
-3%
Malaysia
9
11
4,971
4,824
3%
Indonesia
10
10
7,124
6,965
2%

Demonetization did not seem to have a significant impact on travel plans for Indian tourists in 2016. Five of the top ten countries for outbound travel were long-haul destinations. While UK may be exiting the EU, Indians seem to be flocking to the country as UK claimed the 3rd most popular country spot with Indians shelling approximately Rs.12, 000/- per room per night. USA, Germany, France and Italy were the other long-haul destinations to feature in top 10.  Spends on accommodation per night in the USA remained unchanged in comparison to 2015 (approximately Rs.10, 800/-). In 5 of the 10 top destinations (UK, UAE, Singapore, France and Italy), travelers paid comparatively less in 2016 as compared to 2015 – underlining that demonetization did little to dampen wanderlust in India.

The top 10 cities for outbound Indian travelers in 2016 (in INR)

City
2016 rank
2015 rank
Average price paid in 2016 (INR)
Average price paid in 2015 (INR)
% Change of average price paid (INR)
Bangkok
1
1
5,699
5,211
9%
Dubai
2
2
9,140
9,607
-5%
Singapore
3
3
9,490
9,678
-2%
London
4
4
13,946
14,789
-6%
Paris
5
7
9,741
10,423
-7%
Pattaya
6
5
3,992
3,655
9%
New York
7
6
15,772
15,857
-1%
Hong Kong
8
8
9,900
10,116
-2%
Phuket
9
9
6,256
5,947
5%
Bali
10
10
7,857
7,626
3%

The top 10 popular outbound cities for Indian travelers was dominated by Asia-Pacific cities and saw little change since 2015. However, the top 50 and top 100 lists revealed the many new destinations that were becoming increasingly popular.

The HPI™ data revealed evolving Indian travel habits, with a growing preference for destinations such as Kathmandu, Budapest and Macau that made surprise entries into top 50 most popular outbound destinations, clocking in at positions 37, 38 and 50 respectively.

Moscow (Russia) saw a jump of 25 ranks to 45th position, Hanoi (Vietnam) saw a jump of 25 ranks to land at the 56th position, Lisbon (Portugal) saw a jump of 22 ranks to 82nd position.

Top 10 Indian destinations where inbound international travelers paid the most in 2016 (in INR)

City
2016 rank
2015 rank
Average price paid in 2016 (INR)
Average price paid in 2015 (INR)
% Change of average price paid (INR)
New Delhi
1
1
7,686
7,330
5%
Mumbai
2
2
9,389
9,028
4%
Bengaluru
3
4
7,720
7,833
-1%
Goa
4
3
7,588
7,084
7%
Chennai
5
5
6,344
6,143
3%
Jaipur
6
6
6,394
6,168
4%
Hyderabad
7
7
6,908
6,639
4%
Pune
8
9
6,474
6,110
6%
Kolkata
9
8
7,023
6,749
4%
Agra
10
10
5,715
5,829
-2%

Top 10 Indian destinations where domestic Indian travelers paid the most in 2016 (in INR)

City
2016 rank
2015 rank
Average price paid in 2016 (INR)
Average price paid in 2015 (INR)
% Change of average price paid (INR)
Mumbai
1
1
7,436
7,152
4%
New Delhi
2
3
6,294
5,718
10%
Goa
3
2
6,838
6,088
12%
Bengaluru
4
4
5,144
4,862
6%
Chennai
5
5
4,765
5,199
-8%
Hyderabad
6
6
4,639
4,285
8%
Jaipur
7
7
4,643
4,203
10%
Pune
8
8
5,217
4,503
16%
Kolkata
9
9
...


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