Adventure Tourism

Vacationers gung-ho about Indian outdoors

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Indian travellers’ enthusiasm to add a dose of adventure to their otherwise ‘mundane’ holidays is on a new high. If the findings of the recent ‘Adventure Travel Survey’ undertaken by online travel portal TripAdvisor, shared exclusively with FE, are anything to go by, up to 67% of the travel enthusiasts interviewed by it are willing to engage in some adventure activity or the other while on a holiday in the next six months, up 14% from last year’s figure of 53%.

The adrenaline rush is also going to be at full play in the summer months ahead, with 35% of the respondents planning to engage in some ‘extreme’ forms of adventure sports like bungee jumping, paragliding or sky diving. Interestingly, not only are Indians willing to ‘experiment’, as much as 62% respondents are also confident that they are absolutely ‘fit’ for any form of adventure sports.

Nikhil Ganju, country manager, TripAdvisor India, said: “The Adventure Travel Survey is a good indicator of adventure travel in India as far as consumer response is concerned. It clearly demonstrates that more and more Indians are willing to go all out rather than just engage in sightseeing during their holidays.

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