With Diwali round the corner, which can get you a long weekend this year, Dubai has topped the list of popular searches for out-bound destinations for Indians while Goa stays on top domestically, says a report.
For the upcoming long Diwali weekend, Dubai is the top searched out-bound destination for Indians while Goa continues to rule on the domestic front, showed search results by Hotels.com. Udaipur in Rajasthan, Mumbai and Delhi have also featured in the top 10 list. Among the out-bound destinations, Bali in Indonesia, Phuket and Bangkok in Thailand and Singapore are the other top destinations Indians are exploring, it said.
The findings of the report are based on actual searches on Hotels.com from January 1 to September 30 for travel during October 30 to November 3. It also found that there is a surge in searches for destinations like Baa Atoll (Maldives), which grew by 498 per cent over last year followed by Vienna in Austria, Gurugram (in NCR), Kolkata in West Bengal and Barcelona in Spain. Hotels.com LP operates Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking website, with properties ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites with bed and breakfast