Goa most-loved holiday destination in India with Coorg as second favorite in Q1 2022

NEW DELHI: Domestically, Goa and Coorg have emerged as the most sought after holiday destinations in the first quarter of 2022, reveals a travel study by CRED, a fintech company. Maldives was the most preferred international holiday destination during this time-period, followed by curated European packages and Dubai.
70% of CRED members made bookings for the weekend. Despite having the option of staycations, individuals chose to unwind during the weekends to get away from the daily routine.
Hard Rock Hotel, Radisson Resort Candolim, and Holiday Inn were the most picked properties in Goa, while WelcomHeritage Ayatana silicide in the lush greenery of Coorg with a private waterfall adding to the serenity, was the most booked property in the Southern hill station.
In Maldives, the average price of booking a stay was Rs 140,000 for a 3 night and 4 day stay. Members got additional perks such as seaplane transfers, unlimited alcohol, access to water sports, floating breakfast and more. Ailafushi and Taj Coral Reef were some of the highest selling Maldivian stays on CRED.
Curated European holiday packages covering Switzerland, Turkey, France and other parts of Europe were much in demand.
In order to ensure low prices, new travel deals are added every Thursday on CRED across a handpicked selection of staycations in India and abroad. CRED also has flexible rescheduling and 100% refunds policy to make it convenient for you to book your preferred stay.
As summers blaze across North India, it is expected that bookings for hill stations would increase. Already Manali, Leh, Pantnagar saw close to 100-150% increase in bookings month over month.Other tourist destinations such as Bhimtal, Gauhati, Srinagar also saw a jump in bookings, according to RateGain Travel Technologies, a global SaaS provider for travel and hospitality.
Trivandrum, Udaipur, Dharamshala, Shimla, Manali, Leh are expecting increased footfall. However the big surprise in bookings was the 51% increase for Delhi which was the only metro and city in the country which saw an increase while other saw a dip in bookings
For the month of April, RateGain monitored the impact of the Ukraine-Russia conflict on European bookings as well as the impact of International travel resumption in India. Traditionally seen as low season with hotel rates being lower than March across the country, bookings analyzed by RateGain suggested that April saw the same number of bookings being made as March inching closer to pre-pandemic levels.
While higher bookings can be attributed to multiple reasons such as resumption of International travel, weddings it was noticed that the Good Friday long weekend made up 30% of check-ins in April.
One big difference however was the Average Daily Rate at which rooms were available. This rate was 105% higher in Mumbai and 62% higher in Delhi when compared to the previous month.
Europe bookings continue to surge
There is still very less visible impact of the Ukraine-Russia conflict on both bookings and planned check-ins in Europe. Bookings for Hotels in Europe continued to surge month on month with Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus Austria registering bookings growth between 40-50%. Analysis of check-in dates show that 45% of bookings done in March and April, have been made for May.
A huge portion of these arrivals coincide with Eid which is in the first week of May which saw Eid celebrations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East with Vietnam, Nepal and Egypt expecting over 25% of all arrivals to happen within a single week.

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