Social Status, and Not the Urge to Explore, Is What Drives Indians to Travel

While many travellers around the world are leaving their homes to explore the planet and live their lives on the wheels, it is reported that the majority of Indians travel just for social status. A survey conducted by the ICICI Lombard reveals that 75% of Indians who go for leisure trips is only for flaunting their social status.

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All thanks to smartphones and social media, the younger generation is occupied in creating interesting feed online instead of indulging in real-life experiences.

According to another study by 'Booking.com' there is a spurring online competition to get more likes, comments and shares, and hence people travel just for "Social Status". The study also highlighted that 88% of Indians travel to ‘relax and rejuvenate.'

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Indians are also high on nostalgia as 80% of surveyed people travel to 'relive past good times', and 75% are inclined towards going to places which were not yet visited by their friends. 

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The study was conducted online between October 16 and November 12, 2018, and surveyed 53,492 people from 31 countries of whom 1,852 were Indians. It was also discovered that for around 85% of people from various nationalities are motivated to travel for some downtime.

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Among other travellers, Danish and the French travel for good times and are taken by the phrase 'being free to act how I feel.' Further, 83% of Chinese and 76% of the Taiwanese people highlight the importance of simple lifestyle. 66% of Japanese, 72% of Germans and 80% of Hongkongers travel to get away from the hectic schedule of life.

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This post was published by Mugdha Songire

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