Indian Market & Trends

Women prefer holidays with friends over family

PANAJI

70 per cent women prefer going on vacations with female friends as compared to their family, according to a global survey.

Leading travel company Thomas Cook has released the worldwide survey which entails responses from 1,215 women who travelled with the firm.

The survey showed that 70 per cent respondents welcome travel opportunities with their women friends over family holidays.

“The favourite inclusions in their travel plans are culture, cuisine, spa-wellness, shopping,” said Rajeev Kale, president and Chief Operating Officer, MICE, Domestic and Sports Tourism – Thomas Cook India.

Thirty-five per cent showed interest in outdoors, adventure, wildlife, while 17 per cent showed inclination towards solo travel with safety and security being the prime concerns.
Singapore topped the list of favourite destinations for women travellers, followed by Thailand, Switzerland, Dubai, Sri Lanka, Bali and the USA.

Financial independence has given strong impetus to this (70 per cent) segment. The Frost and Sullivan Amadeus Report too highlights a significant growth potential in women business travellers, he said.

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