Short-haul destinations in Asia were preferred by Indian travellers in 2015, revealed Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by Hotels.com. Thailand was the most chosen destination amongst Indian travellers in 2015 with three places finding a prominent spot in the top 10. As opposed to 2014, 2015 had 13 long weekends that influenced Indian travellers’ choices to opt for short-haul holiday destinations. Bangkok replaced Dubai by taking the top position as the most preferred international destination by Indian travellers in 2015. London remained the perennial favourite for Indians occupying fourth position and Singapore Malian continued to attract Indian travellers taking the third spot. The new entrant in the list includes Bali, taking the 10th position, making way for Phuket, Paris, Hong Kong and New York which occupied ninth, eighth, seventh and sixth position respectively. Kuala Lumpur which was ranked eighth in 2014, slipped downwards thereby exiting the top 10 destinations for Indian travellers list altogether in 2015.
Meanwhile on domestic scale, Delhi and Mumbai continued to occupy the top two spots, Hyderabad switched places with Jaipur thereby bagging the sixth position as compared to 2014. Destinations such as Goa, Bengaluru and Chennai retained their third, fourth and fifth positions respectively. Ahmedabad replaced Agra known, making its way to the list ranking 10th.