TripAdvisor reveals 2016 summer vacation destinations

Published on : Monday, May 23, 2016

tripadvisorTripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, revealed its 2016
Summer Vacation Value Report, revealing the top 10 destinations for Indian travellers this summer based on booking interest, along with the average one-week vacation costs for hotels, airfare and meals. The seasonal report helps travellers discover savings at popular travel destinations by highlighting the least expensive week to visit, highly-rated value hotels and popular attractions.

 

 

“This is the peak travel time in India considering the break from schools and colleges. The Summer Vacation Value report with the top destinations and the least expensive summer week is a perfect guide to help one plan and book the summer travel be it in India or outside however, the scale tips heavily in favor of domestic destinations. Travellers can use the findings in the report to save up to 28% for domestic and 32% for international destinations during the least expensive summer week compared to the peak seasonal rates” said Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India.

 

 

 

TOP DESTINATIONS
– OVERALL
1 Goa
2 Manali
3 Srinagar
4 Singapore
5 Gangtok
6 Darjeeling
7 Shimla
8 Ooty
9 Leh
10 Paris

 

 

TOP DESTINATIONS –
DOMESTIC
1 Goa
2 Manali
3 Srinagar
4 Gangtok
5 Darjeeling
6 Shimla
7 Ooty
8 Leh
9 Munnar
10 Pahalgam

 

 

TOP DESTINATIONS –
INTERNATIONAL
1 Singapore
2 Paris
3 Dubai
4 London
5 Bangkok
6 Mauritius
7 Phuket
8 Santorini
9 New York City
10 Rome

 

Top 10 Domestic Summer Destinations and Average Summer Costs
S.No. Destination Avg. Weekly
Hotel Rate
Avg. Domestic
Roundtrip
Airfare
Avg. Meal Cost
for 7 days (3
meals per day)
Avg. Cost of a
One-Week

 

 

Summer Trip
1. Goa, India INR 29,067 INR 8,834 INR 23,133 INR 61,035
2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh INR 28,284 INR 8,868 INR 44,084 INR 81,236
3. Srinagar, Jammu and
Kashmir INR 31,949 INR 17,867 INR 23,860 INR 73,676
4. Gangtok, Sikkim INR 29,688 INR 8,868 INR 17,762 INR 56,318
5. Darjeeling, West Bengal INR 27,063 INR 8,868 INR 37,748 INR 73,679
6. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh INR 34,597 INR 8,868 INR 30,531 INR 73,996
7. Ooty, Tamil Nadu INR 24,401 INR 8,868 INR 4,895 INR 38,164
8. Leh, Jammu and Kashmir INR 38,275 INR 27,171 INR 5,594 INR 71,041
9. Munnar, Kerala INR 26,182 INR 8,868 INR 32,111 INR 67,161
10. Pahalgam, Jammu and
Kashmir INR 47,333 INR 8,868 INR 6,293 INR 62,494

 

 

Top 10 International Summer Destinations and Average Summer Costs
S.No Destination Avg. Weekly
Hotel Rate
Avg. Domestic
Roundtrip
Airfare
Avg. Meal Cost
for 7 days (3
meals per day)
Avg. Cost of a
One-Week

 

 

Summer Trip
1. Singapore INR 57,552 INR 47,403 INR 39,986 INR 1,44,941
2. Paris, France INR 88,802 INR 52,415 INR 44,755 INR 1,85,972
3. Dubai, United Arab
Emirates INR 60,228 INR 26,089 INR 54,951 INR 1,41,269
4. London, United Kingdom INR 1,02,102 INR 49,665 INR 47,818 INR 1,99,585
5. Bangkok, Thailand INR 25,212 INR 37,710 INR 31,664 INR 94,586
6. Mauritius INR 9,1,809 INR 40,169 INR 35,636 INR 1,67,614
7. Phuket, Thailand INR 25,860 INR 22,311 INR 27,944 INR 76,115
8. Santorini, Greece INR 1,10,321 INR 62,631 INR 31,538 INR 2,04,491
9. New York City, United
States INR 1,54,536 INR 77,733 INR 45,287 INR 2,77,556
10. Rome, Italy INR 76,839 INR 44,572 INR 38,489 INR 1,59,901
 

 

Summer Vacation Value Itineraries – Domestic Destinations
1. Goa, India
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: May 16, 2016 – INR 59,454 (3% below summer peak2
)
 Top Attraction: Agonda_Beach

2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jul 18, 2016 – INR 74,689 (11% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Beas River
3. Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jul 25, 2016 – INR 67,163 (14% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Dal Lake
4. Gangtok, Sikkim
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jul 18, 2016 – INR 50,743 (16% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Nathula pass
5. Darjeeling, West Bengal
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jul 11, 2016 – INR 68,840 (10% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

 

 

Summer Vacation Value Itineraries – International Destinations
1. Singapore
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jul 18, 2016 – INR 1,23,853 (10% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Garden by the Bay
2. Paris, France
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jul 25, 2016 – INR 1,68,711 (21% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Musee_d’Orsay
3. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jun 6, 2016 – INR 1,32,520 (16% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Dolphin Bay
4. London, United Kingdom
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: May 30, 2016 – INR 1,95,578 (9% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: British Museum
5. Bangkok, Thailand
 Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: Jun 20, 2016 – INR 83,093 (5% below summer peak)
 Top Attraction: Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)
 

 

Notes to Editors
1Top destinations for India travellers during the upcoming summer travel period (May 1, 2016 – July 31, 2016)
according to TripAdvisor site search and booking interest data. All hotel and airfare prices are based on trips
departing and returning between May 1 and July 31, 2016.
Average costs to visit the top summer travel destinations are representative of a one-week trip including a seven
night hotel stay, roundtrip airfare from the domestic Indian airports and three restaurant meals per day.
 Avg. Nightly Hotel Rate includes the average cost of a seven night stay in a hotel bookable on TripAdvisor,
aggregated from hundreds of booking partners, including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers.
 Avg. Airfare includes the average domestic round-trip airfare to each destination based on searches
conducted through TripAdvisor Flights.
 Avg. Meal Price includes the average meal cost per person, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Prices are sourced
from restaurants listed on TripAdvisor. Additional desk research was conducted for Ooty, Leh and
Pahalgam where prices from minimum of 3 restaurants listed on TripAdvisor were sourced.
2Percent savings below summer peak determined by comparing the cost of the least and most expensive
summer weeks to visit each destination.
3All rates converted from US dollars to INR on May 12, 2016 with conversion rate being INR 66.60.

 

 

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