Travelers from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities are more outbound! Here’s how they travel


Indians love to travel. The success of travel based start ups is proof enough. Moreover, the disposable income of young Indians is what has made global travel companies like Airbnb and focus heavily on Indian market. Just when you thought, it’s the people from metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, who are defining travel in India, surveys are here to prove you wrong.

As we see, Tier 2 cities compete with the metros in terms of job availability, education and health care, the people there have similar exposure to travel as well. ALSO READ: Travel on a shoestring budget: Seychelles at Rs 20,000

According to, a unit of Holidays by Sahibji Pvt. Ltd, which has recently partnered with the franchise business consulting company, Sparkleminds to help with its expansion plans in India has recently brought out a fantastic statistics of how Indians in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities travel.
How many people travel abroad?

Almost 40% of outbound travel happens from these cities. So there are plenty of people from Tier 2 and 3 cities, whom you see queuing up in visa offices. ALSO READ: Europe trip on a shoestring budget: Flanders

International and domestic destinations they travel to

They majorly travel to Goa, Kerala, Kashmir, Ladakh, Port Blair within India.

For Outbound, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Europe, Russia, UAE are among their bucket lists. What kind of hotels do they stay in?

Accommodation preferred by these travellers is mostly 4 and 5 star. Price range depends on destination to destination. But the quality travel is in demand.


Travellers from Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities look for exotic destinations now with different themed holidays such as Cruise, Self Drive, and Adventure are in trend. Long hauls destinations are also in demand.