With Whom Would you like to Share a Room?
Hotels.com’s ‘Plus One Survey’ results shows fun facts about the preferences of Indian travellers
Mumbai, August, 2012 –Global travellers often go on holidays with their friends or families and many even go alone and it is unavoidable to share a room with while travelling, even for those travelling alone. Since who you are travelling with is as much as important as where you are travelling to, Hotels.com® (http://www.hotels.com), the world’s leading hotel booking website, has conducted the latest Plus One Survey* to find out the preferences of global holidaymakers.
What do Indian travellers see the most when deciding who to share a room with? According to the survey conducted by Hotels.com, Indian travellers (26%) prefer to have fun roommate the most. Furthermore, (16%) of the recipients find it very important to have someone who isgood looking, followed by trustworthiness (14%) when it comes to sharing a room.
On the other hand, Indian travellers (15%) didn’t really mind sharing a room with someone who has different religion the most. However, they find it very disturbing to have a roommate who is a smoker (20%) and didn’t really want to share a room with someone of selfish nature (16%)
Meanwhile, if Indian travellers were given a chance to share a room with a celebrity, the most preferred celebrity was the sexy actress Kareena Kapoor (17%). While a host of famous personalities shared the second position with 7% votes. The famous names include US president Barrack Obama, former Indian President and scientist Abdul Kalam, millionaire Bill Gates and Sunny Leone from the Big Boss fame. ,
In addition, Indian travellers picked Paris (13%) as their number one wish-list destination if they are given a free extra hotel stay. Goa ranked second (10%) indicating that it still remains as a preferred holiday destination. Venice and Rio de Jenerio ranked third (8.6%)
Zoe Chan, Senior PR Manager, Asia Pacific for Hotels.com, commented: “It’s through surveys like this that Hotels.com continues to learn what travellers want and need, which is how our loyalty program was born. Our customers said they wanted a simple and easy-to-use loyalty program so we created Welcome Rewards. This gives our customers, and their favourite ‘plus one’ travel mate, one free night for every ten nights stayed across more than 65,000 hotels around the world.”