New York, London & Toronto top choices for Indians for celebrating White Christmas this winter: KAYAK
Contrary to the belief that people travel to tropical destinations to beat the freezing temperatures, KAYAK’s data show that holidaymakers are gearing up for a snow-filled experience this winter season.
According to a travel search engine, KAYAK, Europe, is not only a popular destination for summer travel; during the winter season, it has also seen an 8% year-on-year surge in searches. New York, London and Toronto are the top 3 international destinations with a year-on-year increase of 4%, 31% and 50% in travel searches. This pattern suggests that the holidaymakers are keen to experience a snowy Christmas and New Year’s.
Abhijit Mishra, Director – India and Middle East, KAYAK commented, “Destinations such as Europe and North America are now popular amongst travellers for a white Christmas with New York topping the list followed by London and Toronto. Within Europe, Reykjavik has also witnessed the highest growth of 137% in year-on-year searches owing to its beautiful natural wonders. This could also be pertaining to the fact that off-season travel brings with it some amazing deals, making these countries perfect for winter travel.”
According to KAYAK’s data, it shows that other North American destinations, including – Chicago, Boston and Vancouver with 31%, 75% and 43% year-on-year growth in searches respectively, are also featured in the list. These cities have a slightly higher average trip duration period of 15 to 23 days, as compared to European cities (travelling days between the range of 8 to 11 days).