A new survey has revealed that six out of every 10 people preferred partying at home or friends’ home during New Year’s Eve, with a significantly higher number of people planning to travel within India and go on long drives.
The study also showed that 73 per cent prefer shopping and booking online.
The national survey was conducted by Velocity MR among a sample size of 2,010 respondents and covered prominent Indian cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
Altogether 61 per cent of the respondents plan to party at their homes or a friend’s home. Vacation within India and long drives also seem to be most preferred with 36 per cent of the respondents choosing it. While foreign trips and long drives are the least favoured by the respondents less than 25 years of age, on an average people are ready to spend up to Rs 40,000 on vacation. Respondents, who are planning for a local trip or resort/homestay, are willing to choose either 4-star or 3-star hotels on their own or going through online platforms. Online food delivery, restaurants and hotels have a huge demand, as more than 55 per cent of the respondents prefer ordering in on new year’s eve. When it comes to food, cakes, pastries, cookies, chocolates and main course Indian meals are the most preferable.