Indians consider travelling a more enriching experience than going on a first date or making a new friend, finds a new survey.
The research, done by Booking.com, surveyed over 15,000 people from 20 countries worldwide, including India.
Here are some of the moat interesting findings from Indian respondents:
- For Indians, first-time travel is considered to be more memorable than their first pet (58%), first date (56%) or making a new friend (55%).
- Women (48%) are more likely than men (40%) to say they remember travelling somewhere for the first time more vividly than their first kiss.
- More than half (50%) of Indian respondents are planning to travel solo for the first time in 2017.
- Among the 42% who have been on a solo trip, their first one was a road trip (22%), and among the 76% of those who have been on a family trip, their first one was a cultural trip (18%).
- Indians generally started travelling when they’re a bit older — only 24% had taken their first trip by the age of 10. About half (49%) had their first trip between ages 18 and 34.
- Women (22%) are more likely than men (11%) to have had their first travel experience outside of India.
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