Festive Season Travel Sentiment 2022
Aditya Gupta Senior Vice President, Hotels and Holidays, Yatra.com “As we gear up to celebrate festivities, travel demand is bouncing back as the festive season is an opportune time for the revival of the travel and hospitality sector. At
Senior Vice President, Hotels and Holidays, Yatra.com
“As we gear up to celebrate festivities, travel demand is bouncing back as the festive season is an opportune time for the revival of the travel and hospitality sector. At Yatra.com, we have witnessed an increase in booking enquiries by 50-60% for festive season this year as compared to last year (2021). Additionally, there has been a 70% increase in booking enquiries specifically for hotels as compared to last year. Travelers are exploring various accommodation options with unique experiences such as homestays, resorts and heritage properties. The top domestic destinations seeing a traction this festive season are Kashmir, Jaipur, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and religious destinations such as Tirupati and Shirdi as well. Thailand, Mauritius, Dubai, Maldives, and Australia are some of the international destinations witnessing an uptick in demand. We are also witnessing significant demand for forward bookings with the popular domestic air travel routes being from Tier 1 to Tier 2 cities- Delhi – Patna, Mumbai – Jaipur among others. Additionally, Yatra.com is providing various benefits and offers such as Interest-Free EMI, PayDay Sale, attractive bank offers for the festive season to our consumers. We are optimistic that this festive season will drive demand and create a positive travel sentiment”.-
“Travel sentiment is at its peak this festive season. Going by the Independence Day weekend surges, we are positive that people are looking forward to travelling during the upcoming holidays. We’re already seeing a healthy rise in booking enquiries by 90-100% for the festive season this year as compared to 2021. We expect the highest demand to stem from Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai. Among leisure destinations, there is a significant uptick in cities like Goa, Puri and Visakhapatnam. The confidence comes at the back of significant demand for forward bookings that we have been receiving ahead of the Durga Puja and Diwali holidays.
Given the high demand during this peak travel season, OYO’s several app level features such as flexible cancellation and modification of bookings, Pay at Hotel option and Nearby stays will provide consumers the flexibility and convenience to make their travel choices on the go. Even if it is at the very last minute.”