As per a survey conducted by global travel search site Skyscanner, 89% of Indian travellers are in favour of a common visa to visit more than one country in the ASEAN region on similar lines of the Schengen visa that applies to the 26 countries of the European Union. The survey was conducted among 1,000 Indian travellers to understand how visas affected their travel decisions.
The findings of the survey illustrated the extent to which visa requirements influence the holiday choices of Indian travellers, with three quarters admitting that their choice of destination was ‘often dictated by visa requirements.’
Interestingly, however, two out of five travellers in the older age groups (55+ category) said they considered holiday destinations irrespective of the visa issues. If visas were not an issue, the most popular holiday destination that Indians were predisposed to travelling to the US with 240 travellers voting in favour of it, followed by the UK, Singapore and Switzerland which received 120, 70 and 60 votes respectively.
Read the Full report here, Travel Biz Monitor