Amsterdam favourite among Mumbaikars this summer: Report

As temperatures soar in the city, Mumbaikars are searching for cooler destinations overseas to escape the heat and Amsterdam in the Netherlands has emerged as the favourite, according to a report.

A data by online travel search engine Skyscanner said Indians are in search of cooler climes this summer with Amsterdam as the most in demand destination from Mumbai.

Amsterdam. File Pic
Amsterdam. File Pic

Year-on-year growth in searches is based on searches performed from October 2015 to March 2016 to travel during May 2016 to July 2016 in comparison to searches performed from October 2014 to March 2015 to travel during May 2015, it said.

The number of searches to 'The Venice of the North' that has an average daily temperature of 12 degrees Celsius, surged 118 per cent from 2015.

Dubai takes the second spot with a 64 per cent rise in searches, closely followed by Paris in France where searches jumped 61 per cent, it said.

Traditional favourites London and New York have not been forgotten as the metropolitan hubs recorded year-on-year rises of 49 per cent and 27 per cent, respectively.

"Our search data has revealed European cities are still among the most popular destinations for getaways this summer. Amsterdam, Paris and London have all seen high growth in the number of Y-o-Y searches. However, nearby Dubai is fast emerging as a favourite holiday destinations for Indians, offering luxury shopping and stunning architecture without the long haul flight," Skyscanner India Manager, Growth Strategy,
Ravish Doctor said.

Skyscanner is a global travel search company providing free search of flights, hotels and car hire.

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