94% young Indianwomen considerIndia safe to travel

Posted On Apr 24, 2015

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94% young Indianwomen considerIndia safe to travel: HolidayIQ Survey
Prior to International Women’s Day this year, HolidayIQ conducted a survey among 20,000 women across the country to understand if what women thought India was a safe destination to travel.

“2015 is the seminal year for solo women travellers. We have been tracking a fair rise in this segment in the last four years, but the big spurt to 10%, will be witnessed in 2015 for the first time. This jump will significantly alter the tourism in India, just as the rise of couple travellers over the last decade did by giving rise to the concept of weekend getaways and jungle lodges across India. Perhaps, women-friendly concept hotels and specialized holiday packages will surface. Meanwhile, the tourism industry must note, when women plan a holiday, they spend 15 % more than men. Not wanting travel to be an extension of the family, independence and the exposure that comes with it, has led to the rise of the solo woman traveler," said Hari Nair, Founder & CEO, HolidayIQ.

Key findings of the survey:
78% women of various age-groups across the country feel India is a safe place to travel
•Women in Mumbai (92%) feel the safest amongst all cities, followed by Bangalore (83%);
• In Delhi 71% women consider India safe, whereas 76% in Kolkata, 74% in Chennai and 75% in Hyderabad
• Around 94% of young women in India feel travelling in India are safe
•Girl gang travelling is a trend that’s catching-up;
• 25% women prefer travelling with family while 22% with friends; 18% with girl-gang; 13% solo and 8% with significant other
• 60% of women prefer beach & hill station holidays

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