In summer, bus travel frequency could return to pre-Covid levels

By Siddhi JainNew Delhi, Feb 23 (IANSlife) People In India Seem To Have Overcome The Anxieties Of The Pandemic And Are Looking Forward To A Year Of Regularity, According To A Randomized Online Survey Of Over 9000 Customers Of Online Bus Ticketing Platform RedBus.

The Survey Reveals Intent For Higher Frequency Of Travel Over The Next 3-6 Months, With 48 Per Cent Of The Respondents Seeking To Travel At Least Once A Month After 3-6 Months, Taking The Travel Intent Back To Pre-Covid Levels When It Was Around 47 Per Cent.

Hill Stations Are Where People In India Will Be Travelling This Year For Leisure, Followed By Beaches, With 46 Per Cent Of The Respondents Opting For The Mountains And 28 Per Cent To The Sea Shores.

When It Comes To Religious Travel, Tirupati (26 Per Cent) And Shirdi (12 Per Cent) Are The Most Popular Pilgrimage Destinations Followed By Madurai, Nashik And Varanasi.

With Intercity Travel Gradually Inching Back To Its Pre-Covid Levels, The Most Important Factors For Outstation Travel Apart From Safety/hygiene, Turned Out To Be: Having A Comfortable Journey; Reliable Schedules And Punctuality; And Travel Cost.