This winter holiday, more and more Indian travellers seem to be chasing cheap chills.
Hotel chain and room aggregator OYO has seen a 104% rise from the last season in bookings for hotels in cold destinations, like hill stations Mussoorie and Shimla. Reservations in warm destinations—Goa, Puducherry—are up 66%, according to data provided by OYO.
OYO’s data on travel patterns “broadly represents the Indian market in general,” Yugal Joshi, vice-president of Texas-based consulting and research firm Everest Group, told Quartz. “People are travelling more, they’re spending more on travel, which is a reflection of our growing economy in general.”