Vacationing with Friends and Family still a priority for Indians

  • The Surveyreveals the travel habits of Indians planning a holiday abroad in the next 6 months
  • Family vacations still a priority for the Indian Traveller with nearly 47% of the target group opting to travel in family groups for outbound travels
  • Adventure Holidays pulls in a close second with 45% of respondents choosing that over traditional sightseeing tours
  • South East Asia continues to be the preferred destination of Indian Outbound travelers

Mumbai, June 10,2019:Travel Tours, the leisure travel brand of FCM Travel Solutions has released its first Outbound Travel Survey for 2019 before the start of the busy summer travel season. The Survey was conductedindividually with more than 1200 respondentswithin the age group of 25-65 years across 8 key cities in India who had booked international travel recently on the platform.

Speaking about the Survey report, Mr. Rakshit Desai – Managing Director, FCM Travel Solutions, Indian Subsidiary of Flight Centre Travel Group said,“The Travel Tours Leisure Travel Survey 2019 gives us a unique insight into the travel preferences of the discerning Indian Traveller. With the rise in disposable incomes, ease of access to new and upcoming holiday destinations and convenience in planning and booking holidays online, the number of Indians travelling abroad has multiplied exponentially. At Travel Tours we believe in designing the best travel packages available basis travel behaviour and this survey has helped us delve deeper into the psyche of the Indian traveller and helped us tailor our offerings to suit their individual needs.”

According to the Survey, more and more travelers are coming out of their comfort zones and travelling to newer destinations to experience their hobbies or unexplored interests.However interestingly the preference is still to explore these new destinations as a friends and family group (preferred choice of 45.6% of travelers polled) and not as a solo traveler. This group is further broken down with 71% opting to travel with their immediate family while the remaining choosing to include extended family and friends.

Beach Holidays, the hottest trend last summer, has taken a backseat (34.8%) while Adventure Holidays came in second with a preference rating of 45%.

The Survey also found that South East Asia continued to be a preferred destination with the Indian Outbound Traveler with 35.3% having visited over the last 6 months and 30.7% intending to visit over the next 6 months. This was followed by Middle East and South Asia.

Interestingly, 72.9% of Indian travelers still prefer to save up before planning a holiday with only a small pool of respondents willing to opt for travel loans.


About Travel Tours:

Travel Tours is the flagship leisure travel brand of FCM Travel Solutions. Known for its range of customized travel offerings, Travel Tours promises ‘unbeatable’ services both in pricing and quality. Currently, there are 35 Travel Tours stores across all leading cities in India – Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata and Anand among other cities.

Travel Tours has been formed by bringing together Travel Tours, a strong brand in South India which has been in existence since 1977 and the erstwhile Flight Shop, well-known in North and West India.

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About FCM Travel Solutions:

FCM Travel Solutions is the business travel partner of choice for large national, multinational and global corporations, worldwide. Winner of the World’s Leading Travel Management Company Award at the WTM for seven consecutive years (2017-2011), FCM Travel Solutions is ranked as one of the top five travel management companies.

FCM is transforming the business of travel through its empowered and accountable people who deliver 24/7 service and are available either online or offline. Leveraging FCM’s negotiating strength and supplier relationships in conjunction with tailored business travel programs, its expertise is delivered to clients where it matters most.

For eight consecutive years we have been recognized as the World’s Leading Travel Management Company at the esteemed World Travel Awards (2011-2018).

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