Travellers Decoded- Trying to understand the Wanderlust psyche!

This year, the beaches have out run the previous favourites, mountains. Mashobra and Dubai are now neck to neck. Now, there are going to be more sick leaves at work than long vacation holidays. Confused?

To understand what goes on in a traveller’s mind, ixigo conducted a one of it’s kind survey with travellers called Coffee with ixigo. Over 1.5 lakh travellers were asked to share their travel experiences and we would have never thought the kind of surprise that was waiting for us when the survey closed! Here, we share with you some of the most interesting survey findings!


Out of the whole lot of respondents, 33% travellers said that they now crave beach holidays, outrunning the Mountains (19%) which were the reigning favourites for most until last year. Interestingly, the number of people who are travelling to popular destinations like Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore abroad, is equal to people who are looking to go the offbeat way in India, to places like Mashobra, Khajjiar, Orchcha and Malana both standing at 21%.

The Travel Agent dependency is a thing of the past, as over 79% respondents said that they now plan their holidays online, all by themselves! What’s even more exciting, 51% travellers are now comfortable planning their trip using smartphone apps, and also use their devices to book my flights and Trains, find nearby locations for sightseeing, destination guides and more.

The highlight of the survey, however, was the finding that over 28% travellers use ixigo for their travelling needs, higher by a significant margin from other travel brands! Business Standard did a sweet piece for these findings, do take a look!