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Bengaluru couples head to Bali to spice up V-Day

BENGALURU: Couples from town have deliberate trips to more than a few home and global destinations to rejoice Valentine’s Day.
With the instance falling on a Thursday this yr, several working couples are taking a day off on Friday to to commute to places offering journey and more. Among Bengalureans, probably the most sought-after home destination to rejoice Valentine’s Day is Jaipur. The Udaipur World Music Festival (February 15 to 17) is another match drawing them to Rajasthan.

A find out about performed by way of commute portal Ixigo shows there has been a 30% build up in Valentine’s Day bookings from Bengaluru to Jaipur, 20% to Goa, 18% to Cochin, 15% to Dehradun, 14% to Port Blair and 12% to Srinagar, compared to final yr.

The maximum most well-liked global Valentine’s Day destination from Bengaluru is Bali, with bookings going up by way of 25% compared to the previous yr. It is adopted by way of Bangkok (22%), Male (18%) and Auckland (eight%). Air fares to these home and global destinations have also shot up by way of 10% and 38% respectively, it mentioned.

“Bengalureans are opting to discuss with places like Jaipur, because of several tune fairs being held in Rajasthan in February. Beach destinations, both home and global, are also trending amongst travellers making plans a brief vacation this Valentine’s Day,” mentioned Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co-founder, Ixigo.

“We have noticed a mean build up of 26% in bookings for places like Male, Bali and Goa. With Thailand introducing pre-departure e-visas for Indian nationals beginning February 14, Bangkok has turn into a popular pick out for couples making plans last-minute getaways,” he added.

Sharat Dhall, COO (B2C),, mentioned: “Valentine’s Day is not only marked with presents and celebrations, however couples ceaselessly also glance to commute to new destinations to explore them and spend high quality time with every other.”

“At, we now have witnessed a 69% build up in queries from Bengalureans looking to e-book tickets to close by destinations like Auroville, Gokarna, Hampi, Goa, in addition to global destinations like Dubai, Bali, Malaysia and Singapore. While choosing lodging, there’s been a upward thrust in bookings for villas and homestays as folks search a combination of value and local studies,” he explained.

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