Travellers are more keen to explore and experience their own country, before travelling the rest of the world.
Over 1,000 respondents from Wego’s core markets like Southeast Asia, Indonesia, India and Australia participated in the survey which asked whether you should see your own country first before travelling internationally.
The study reveals that Indians believed that their country’s spiritual, historic and cultural offerings were a reference point for making comparisons while travelling abroad. One respondent stated that travelling in the ‘developed world’ provided him with a better understanding and urge to ‘bring in good practices and civic responsibility’ in India. Another expressed that in a country like that, ‘you very quickly learn that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’
“Interestingly there was a consistency throughout that deciding to travel abroad was fine when a great travel deal was available, but otherwise travellers are currently very much in love with their own countries and wish to explore them a lot more. Domestic flight searches over the last 12 months on Wego steadily increased in India and Australia,” said Joachim Holte, chief marketing officer for Wego.