Goa emerges as the most booked destination for Holi weekend: Booking.com

Data from Booking.com shows Goa, New Delhi, Jaipur, Rishikesh and Mumbai amongst the top booked domestic destinations by Indians from Holi to Easter (March 27, 2021 to April 4, 2021)*

Travel may not be the same during these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com reveals that travellers are making plans to travel within the country with upcoming long weekends. Booking.com today announced the top domestic destinations and accommodation types booked by Indian travellers from March 27, 2021 to April 4, 2021 to celebrate Holi and Easter holidays.

Goa emerged as the most booked destination, while New Delhi and Jaipur found themselves among the top three most booked destinations during this period. Booking.com also announced top accommodation types booked by Indian travellers travelling domestically which reveals that travellers are opting for alternative accommodations such as resorts, guesthouses and homestays, in addition to hotels.

Ritu Mehrotra, Regional Manager, South Asia, Booking.com said “2020 was difficult for all of us in travel, but there is hope for the future. We are seeing a heightened desire to travel where travellers are utilising long weekends to make travel plans on our platform across the country. With travellers optimistic about making the most of long weekends, there is also an increased importance for health and safety, flexibility and diversity in experiences.

She further added, “To support traveller demands in the post-pandemic era, we are working towards providing travellers a wide range of accommodation options and flexible deals, adding cheer to their travel plans. With our mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, we will continue to be there for our customers offering the widest choice, great value, and the easiest booking experience from anywhere and on any device, as it becomes safe to do so.
 Travel trends from Holi to Easter 

Top booked destinations by Indian travellers within India from March 27, 2021 to April 4, 2021

  1. Goa
  2. New Delhi
  3. Jaipur
  4. Rishikesh
  5. Mumbai
  6. Darjeeling 
  7. Puri
  8. Udaipur
  9. Bengaluru
  10. Manali

Top booked accommodation types by Indian travellers travelling domestically from March 27, 2021 to April 4, 2021

Travellers found comfort in hotels and resorts which witnessed bookings during Holi and Easter this year, followed by the growing popularity of alternative accommodations as guest houses, hostels, and homestays found themselves on the top 5 list. 

  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Guest House
  • Hostel
  • Homestay 

 *This forward-looking data is based on bookings made by travellers from March 27, 2021 to April 4, 2021  and is subject to changes on the basis of cancellations.

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