"About 33 percent of global travellers and 44 percent Indian travellers plan to increase their travel budgets in 2016," according to TripAdvisor's latest TripBarometer study highlighting key travel trends for the next year.
     
The survey also found that about 47 percent global hoteliers and 39 percent Indian hoteliers will hike their room rates, with accommodation owners in South America (56 percent) most likely to do so.
    
"Value is key for global travellers in 2016, as they look to get the most out of their trips. While a third plan to increase their travel budgets for 2016, the majority of global travellers expect essential amenities to be included in the price of their hotel and more than half say special offers can play a big part in their choice of destination," TripAdvisor Director, Global Industry Relations Helena Egan said.
    
Conducted on behalf of TripAdvisor by independent research firm Ipsos, the TripBarometer study analysed nearly 45,000 survey responses from travellers and the hotel sector worldwide.
    
It is based upon an online survey conducted from October 15-29 2015, among a total of 44,782 interviews in 32 markets, spanning 7 regions. For Indian travellers, the most important factors for selecting a hotel include air-conditioning, breakfast, room service and in-room wifi.

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