UK, Russia record highest searches to Goa

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December 1, 2015 2:57 PM

As the year draws to an end, Goa emerges as a favourite among Indian and international travellers to welcome the New Year. Travel search engine, Skyscanner, witnessed a 91 per cent increase in domestic searches to Goa, and a 63 per cent increase in international searches during the same travel period (December 26, 2015 to […]

Goa-insideAs the year draws to an end, Goa emerges as a favourite among Indian and international travellers to welcome the New Year. Travel search engine, Skyscanner, witnessed a 91 per cent increase in domestic searches to Goa, and a 63 per cent increase in international searches during the same travel period (December 26, 2015 to January 3, 2016), when compared to the week before.

Countries that recorded highest searches to Goa in the last week of 2015 include the United Kingdom and Russia – contributing to 41 per cent and 38 per cent of searches performed respectively.

“Of late, experimental travelling is becoming a common phenomenon among Indians. Increasingly, travellers are combining their itineraries with events surrounding the arts, music, food, sports and entertainment. A surge in travel searches to Goa during the last week of December is indicative of this trend since a slew of big international music festivals, including Sunburn Goa 2015, is taking place during the same time period. As Sunburn’s official travel partner this year, we are confident in equipping travellers with smart tools that will assist them in searching for the best flight options, saving them both time and money”, said Ravish Doctor, marketing ‎manager for India, Skyscanner.

Skyscanner recently announced its foray into the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene as the official travel partner for the ninth edition of Sunburn Goa. The festival will be held on the Northern shores of Vagator, Goa from December 27 to30, 2015. As part of the partnership, Skyscanner has launched a series of activities for its users and music lovers from across the world, offering them an opportunity to be part of the festival this year which will witness some of the biggest names in EDM, including Martin Garrix and David Guetta.

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