66.7% Indian travellers want to experience a traditional 'White Christmas’: Hotels.com

In line with this, Hotels.com conducted a global Christmas Survey in 28 countriesfrom over 8,700 respondentsand reveals some interesting facts about traveller’s preference this winter.

Dec 11, 2014 12:12 IST India Infoline News Service

Did you know that 66.7% of Indian travellers would prefer to travel abroad and stay in a hotel and 75% would definitely plan a weekend getaway if they are unable to take a long vacation for Christmas this year? The way Diwali and Holi bring out the true spirit and color of India, around the world, Christmas is the best time to observe local traditions, rub shoulders with the locals and truly experience tradition. In line with this, Hotels.com conducted a global Christmas Survey in 28 countriesfrom over 8,700 respondentsand reveals some interesting facts about traveller’s preference this winter.

Since Christmas is celebrated on a muted scale in a country like India, 46% of Indian travellers and 32% of APAC travellers would travel for the reason of experiencing Christmas elsewhere, while62% of Indian travellers would pick a hotel that offers a traditional yuletide experience.

The results of the survey are a clear indication of the evolving Indian traveller who wants to travelnot just during the year end but alsoto experience more of the trappings of a traditional Christmas.

Global survey reveals

Staying in a hotel for Christmas

EUROPE %

 

APAC %

(Asia Pacific)

NA %

(US & Canada)

LATAM %

(Argentina, Brazil, Colombo & Mexico)

Staycation in a hotel for Christmas

8%

20%

39%

23%

Travel abroad and stay in a hotel

17%

32%

9%

20%

APAC travellers seem to be in the mood to travel this Christmas, as 32% travellers from the region want to go abroad and stay in a hotel during the period, while only 20%, 17%, and 9% of LATAM,Europe and NA travellers are planning to travel abroad respectively.

The most popular reason for spending Christmas holidays away

EUROPE %

APAC %
(Asia Pacific)

NA %
(US & Canada)

LATAM %
(Argentina, Brazil, Colombo & Mexico)

To spend some quality time with my family

(32%)

To spend some quality time with my family

(32%)

To enjoy some cooler temperatures

(38%)

To experience Christmas elsewhere

(36%)

Travellers in different regions spend their Christmas holidays away for different reasons - thetop reasons for Europe and APAC travellers was to spend"some quality time with my family", while NA and LATAM travellers gave "to enjoy some cooler temperatures" and "to experience Christmas elsewhere" as their key objectives respectively.

The importance of Christmas atmosphere

EUROPE %

APAC %
(Asia Pacific)

NA % (US & Canada)

LATAM %
(Argentina, Brazil, Colombo & Mexico)

Travellers who want to avoid the Christmas fuss

8%

4%

6%

 

3%

 

Travellers who would want a hotel that offers a traditional Christmas celebration

66%

77%

85%

94%

Less than 10% of travellers would like to avoid the Christmas fuss by travelling to elsewhere

77% APAC, 94%LATM, 85% NA and 66% Europeantravellers would chose a hotel that offers a traditional Christmas celebration

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