TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel site from reviews to bookings, announced the second edition of its annual 2017 India Gastronomy Survey. The survey was conducted with an aim to uncover key habits and preferences of Indians with respect to dinning out, and how much food influences holiday planning.
Indian Gastronomy Survey by TripAdvisor
Findings from the survey reveal that while Indians frequent restaurants often (35% ‘one to two’ times per month and 33% once per week) but it’s even more on top of mind while travelling –48% said dining out and restaurant selection is important to their overall trip experience.
74% have either planned or intend to plan a gastronomic getaway soon to a destination specifically ‘to try the food it is famous’ for and 71%have plans to visit a ‘particular restaurant’. 60% of Indians intend to plan a gastronomic getaway in 2018.
While Goa (49%), Kerala (35%) and Lucknow (33%) were voted the top domestic destinations Indians would love to visit specifically for their cuisine, Italy (90%), Thailand (34%) and France (26%) topped on the international front.