New Delhi, Oct 16 (UiTV/IANS) – Family travel goals have taken on an all-new meaning, with Indian families seeking to make up for lost time with new and exciting experiences to strengthen their bond and enjoy each other’s company. The importance of close community and family bonds has emerged as vital to maintaining a sense of well-being among Indians, according to a recent survey conducted by Hansa Research on behalf of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), the leading innovator in global cruise travel.
The top travel trends that emerged from the August 2022 study include that 8 in 10 urban Indian families who are planning to travel internationally are considering a cruise holiday in the next 12 months; 79 percent of Indians want to vacation with their families and 89 percent believe it is very important to spend quality time with family for an overall sense of wellbeing.
“It’s really exciting to see such a significant number of Indian travelers have shown a desire to take a cruise vacation so that they can spend quality time with their loved ones,” said Manoj Singh, Country Head of India at NCL.
“The thrill of exploring multiple destinations in one vacation with ease has led to families fulfilling their travel goals at sea. With NCL’s world-class onboard offerings, port-rich itineraries to almost 400 of the world’s most sought-after destinations and inclusive pricing, families of all shapes and sizes will experience the holiday of a lifetime.”
Around 78 per cent of respondents said that their vacation goal was to travel to create memories with their loved ones, while 65 percent said they travel to visit different places and experience something new. Families, particularly those with younger children under 15 years of age, believe that kid-friendly holiday options and dining choices are very important when considering holiday choices.
The study further added that when travelling with family, 69 per cent of Indian travellers said value and inclusive pricing were a very important consideration while 61 per cent feel that easy access to attractions and activities was important.
It’s no surprise that cruise holidays are top of mind for Indian families seeking to reconnect since cruising offers the ultimate way to travel together. They can easily visit multiple destinations while unpacking just once, and cruising caters to many different types of travellers with varied entertainment, dining, and accommodation options. In addition, a cruise holiday promotes a sense of peace, well-being, and worry-free travel with everything taken care of from the moment guests step aboard.
The survey was conducted in August 2022 by Hansa Research on behalf of the Norwegian Cruise Line.