A research report released by Booking.com, an online travel aggregator, shows that travel optimism among Indians remains high, with 70% accepting anticipated travel disruptions, but 78% considering leisure travel important for overall health. Around 77% also said they are even okay with fewer options so long as their travel decisions are sustainable. In comparison, for travellers from Australia, New Zealand and Japan, cost and a wide variety of options have emerged as the core considerations when it comes to making sustainable travel decisions.
The commissioned research, which polled 11,000 travellers from across Asia Pacific, explores the overall comfort levels, motivators and concerns of travellers and how this varies across the region. While the north Asian markets of Korea, Taiwan and Japan ranked lower on the index in terms of overall confidence in comparison to India, the research findings put an increased emphasis on flexibility in travel bookings and show an increased interest in domestic travel in order to avoid last minute change in plans due to border or quarantine norms in place.