Mumbai is considered the financial and entertainment capital of India and the tourist flow and interest found to be increase as a new survey has found the city to be among the world’s top trending destinations for 2017.
According to booking.com survey, Mumbai has recorded increased volume of travel and higher than average growth in bookings, while moving up 10 places among the most searched destinations relative to last year.
Besides Mumbai, the other top trending destinations recorded are Reykjavik (Iceland), Cairns (Australia), Savannah (US), Puerto Rico, Kyoto (Japan) and Jericoacoara (Brazil).
About 44 per cent of travellers already expect to be able to plan their holiday in a few simple taps of their smart phone and over half (52%) expect their use of travel apps to increase next year, it added.
Over 56 per cent of travellers would like to do more independent travel in 2017, a trend more prevalent amongst those from Brazil, India, the US, China and Thailand.
Top destinations where Indians can indulge their pioneering spirit include Indonesia, Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines.
Booking.com Chief Marketing Officer Pepijn Rijvers said “2017 travellers will have an insatiable appetite for adventure, but they are also mindful of the impact those experiences can have on the local culture and issues surrounding sustainability.”