According to the research, many tourists have fallen victim to internet travel scams while seeking to plan cheap vacations since the country’s tourism industry boomed after Covid. According to the ‘Safer Holidays’ Travel Report by McAfee Corp., approximately 51% of Indian respondents have fallen prey to internet frauds while attempting to save money on booking travel. Seventy-seven percent of individuals whose money was stolen had lost up to $1,000 (INR 83,000) before their trip had began, according to the research.
A total of 7,00 persons from 7 nations were surveyed for the Safer Holidays Travel Report, with 1,010 of those people hailing from India. The survey also found that 42% of Indian tourists intend to travel abroad this year, while 66% plan to visit local destinations. The survey found that as a result of the current economic climate, Indian adults are more inclined to look for deals online (54%), act swiftly to take advantage of deals (50%), test a new booking site (44%), and even try a new destination (47%).