FHW Staff – Mumbai
According to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by Hotels.com, Indian metros dominated the list of top five Indian destinations for international travellers in the first half of 2013. The capital city of Delhi was at the number one position followed by Mumbai, the city of dreams at number two. Bengaluru and Chennai enjoyed the fourth and fifth spots respectively.
Overall, the top 10 destinations list for international tourists was a good mix of the major cities and top tourist hotspots. Goa, the popular beach and party destination ranked number three whereas Jaipur occupied the seventh spot. South Indian destinations of Hyderabad, Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram also featured in the top 10 at the sixth, eighth and 10th positions respectively. Agra, the land of Taj Mahal occupied the 9th spot.
Further, the Hotel Price Index report revealed the favourite international spots for Indian travellers. In the first half of 2013, the chart of most popular overseas destinations was an eclectic mix of short and long haul favorites. South East Asian destinations dominated the top 10 list with as many as six destinations on the chart.
Bangkok and Singapore stood first and second respectively followed by Dubai on the third spot. Destinations from Thailand – Pattaya and Phuket stood seventh and eight respectively. Hong Kong enjoyed the sixth spot while the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur came in at number 10.
London at number four was the only European destination on the list. On the other hand, two American destinations were in the top 10 with New York at number five and Las Vegas at number nine.