USA is most booked self-drive destination from India: Report
USA is the most traversed international self-drive destination from India, accounting for 37% of the total self-drive international bookings in the year, revealed a recent survey by Avis India.
USA is the most traversed international self-drive destination from India, accounting for 37% of the total self-drive international bookings in the year, revealed a recent survey by Avis India. The survey titled 'Self-Drive International Booking Trends 2018 report', mapped the change in international travel preferences of Indian consumers by identifying key trends pertaining to international self-drive bookings in 2018. Departing from the usual perception of proximity being a factor when choosing self-drive, the survey revealed that USA was the most booked self-drive destination from India, among all other countries.
The maximum number of self-drive international bookings were made by users hailing from leading metro cities such as New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. In the survey, Avis India also highlighted the peak travel times to various destinations. According to the report, Europe accounted for 34% of the total bookings, most of which were made for the period between April 2018 to June 2018.
The European destinations that witnessed the maximum arrivals from India included Spain, Italy, France, and Switzerland. The UK alone accounted for 6% of the total bookings. South Africa secured an 8% share of all self-drive international bookings from India in 2018, with the maximum demand between September 2018 and January 2019. Indian travelers also booked self-drive rentals to travel within Australia, with the peak demand between August 2018 and October 2018. New Zealand, on the other hand, saw the maximum demand for self-drive rentals between October 2018 and January 2019.
Avis India has approximately 5,500 locations across 170 countries and provides travel services like Rent-A-Car, Chauffeur Drive, Operating Lease and Self-Drive solutions to both Retail and Corporate customers.