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Travellers in India want to revisit familiar places

Travellers in India want to revisit familiar places.

A new study by Booking.com has revealed Indian residents are keen to head to places they are used to when the coronavirus pandemic is over as they want to become "familiarists" rather than tourists.

And half of Indians want to appreciate their country's "natural beauty" whilst 57 per cent want to go somewhere they've already been.

However, there still is a big demand to head abroad, with a quarter (25 per cent) of people wanting to head to the other side of the world by the end of the year, with only 12 per cent saying the same in 2020.

Commenting on the study, Ritu Mehrotra, regional manager for South Asia at Booking.com, said: "While it will be some time before travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, all signs point to the fundamental and enduring role that travel plays in our lives. Looking ahead, staying closer to home and becoming familiarists rather than tourists will continue to be at the forefront of travel agendas. Rediscovering India and travelling like a local is what 2021 is going to be about."

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