Paytm Travel Recap 2023: Delhi most preferred domestic destination, 70% increase in solo travellers
One97 Communications Limited (OCL) that owns the brand Paytm, India’s leading payments and financial services company and the pioneer of QR, soundbox and mobile payments, today announced the release of Travel Recap 2023, offering a sneak peek into the jet-setting wonders, passport stamps, and epic adventures that unfolded throughout the year.
Delhi emerged as the most traveled domestic destination, capturing the hearts of explorers and culture enthusiasts, while Dubai dominated international travel, showcasing the allure of its cosmopolitan charm.
As per Paytm Travel trends, a remarkable 70% increase in solo travellers has been observed marking a trend of wanderlust-driven individuals seeking independence and self-discovery. A rise of 25% in women travellers has also been observed. While a notable 10% and 12% increase in travellers below the age of 10 and above 60, respectively, have been reported.
The most preferred season to travel has been Winter as the company witnessed the highest travel activity among users in October, November, and December. Showing demographic diversity, the company reported a 60% surge in travelers exploring the seven northeastern states.
Some of the prominent Vande Bharat Routes on Paytm included Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam, New Delhi – Varanasi, and Mumbai Central – Gandhinagar. The company also informed that the airports which saw the maximum increase in travellers in 2023 include Thiruvananthapuram, Itanagar, Jodhpur, and Aurangabad.
Dehradun, Jodhpur, Goa, and Manali also emerged as the top backpacking destinations for adventurous souls. Making their travel experience environment friendly, over one million travellers opted for electric buses, contributing to sustainable and responsible tourism.
The most popular international travel destinations were Dubai, Bangkok, London, Mauritius, Melbourne, and New York. Interestingly, there was one user who traveled to Antananarivo in Madagascar, reaffirming that with Paytm, no destination is too far.
The company has also announced a Paytm Travel Carnival for users who are looking forward to traveling this Christmas or New Year. The Paytm Travel Carnival Sale is live from December 22 to 31, offering users a perfect opportunity to plan their festive getaways. If there’s any change in travel plans, users can also avail 100% refund on flight, bus and train tickets with Free Cancellation. Users have saved Rs 30 crore in 2023 by using Free Cancellation while booking their travel tickets.
Paytm Spokesperson said, “In online ticketing, our focus is on providing users with convenient travel bookings. Committed to delivering a seamless travel experience, Paytm Travel’s 2023 Recap emphasises on dedication to offering the best price guaranteed. Trusted by millions, our platform remains the preferred choice, reflecting the travel patterns across India throughout the year.”