In the recent past, young Indians have started viewing travel as a necessity and not as a luxury or an add on experience. They are open to packing their bags and taking off in order to refresh and rejuvenate; and as per different studies, the younger population also do not mind spending money on travelling.
There are a number of specific trends which are catching up in recent times and here we take a look at three such trends
For the younger crop, being alone and away from the crowd is an immersive experience and hence, nothing is more popular than solo travel today. In India, one can see people across different sectors pack their backpacks and go on an excursion across the country all by themselves. They do not have any fixed plans and hence, they prefer to wander around, explore different places, know about people and come back to their base recharged to face the jarring hustle and bustle all over again.
On the opposite side of this spectrum is a crowd which wants to travel to make a difference and be responsible for what they do. The threats of impacts of global warming and climate change are real and hence, the trend of mindful tourism has gained a lot of interest this year. People are extremely careful about not leaving behind huge carbon footprint. Also, they are quite willing to donate for causes like wildlife conservation and other such programmes.
These are part of the planned leaves – if time is no barrier, people generally take a substantially long time off and use it to move around and explore different places at their own pace and do different things without being rushed. It gives people a great opportunity to speak with locals and know more about the culture and treat themselves to local cuisines.
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