Saturday, December 02, 2017

Indians travelling abroad paid 22% extra for last-minute flight tickets: Report

About 14 percent of Indian travellers paid an average of 22 percent more on booking their flight tickets in less than a week before this year, according to a global travel search engine KAYAK.

The analysis by KAYAK also points out that travellers in India face a risk of paying up to 33 percent more than the average cost for flights to their top destinations in 2018 by waiting until the last minute to book, Economic Times reported.

According to KAYAK, flights to Bangkok, Dubai and Bali are the top three destinations for Indian travellers. Prices for last minute booking for these spots have raised 18 percent, 22 percent and 33 percent, respectively.

Additionally, travellers witnessed at least 10 percent higher costs in last minute booking for each of the top ten most-searched places.

"With disposable incomes rising, there are more and more Indian travellers venturing overseas on holiday. In 2017, we have seen a significant percentage of Indian travellers making last minute bookings at higher than average flight prices," said the country manager India of KAYAK, Abhijit Mishra.
02/11/17 Purnita Deb/IBTimes