A lot of interesting facts came out during the latest survey by TripAdvisor India, the biggest one that at least 3 out of 5 Indians are all set to plan a foodie getaway in 2018 reports NDTV Food. This means that 60% of Indians are actually venturing out to eat and try a variety of food this year.
Foodie Getaways And More
Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India said at an event that they’ve seen a trend of people who travel for food related experiences and the trend is growing. “India is a gastronomic paradise and it is said that there is no better way to experience a culture that through its food. The findings of our survey underscore the importance of food on a holiday and that people are set to become more thoughtful about foodies experiences they have whether they travel within India or abroad.”
This event was to felicitate the top 10 fine dining restaurants in the country which also was a part of the survey with Indian Accent of New Delhi topping the list. The event was organised at the winning restaurant and Chef Shantanu Mehrotra according to the report attended to his counterparts with great gusto. He said, addressing the media, “We are very happy to have won this award, guests’ feedback and reviews are very important to us. Ever since Manish won Foodistan (a cooking reality TV show aired on NDTV Good Times) in 2011, we’ve been going from strength to strength. We are very happy with this award too.”
A few other interesting facts about Indian foodies that came out in the survey were that 56% of them like to dine out at least once a week, 46% of the people in the survey liked to order a dessert at a fine dining restaurant, Indian food turned out to be the first favourite while second was Italian. 71% of the people surveyed by TripAdvisor India said that they depend on online reviews for recommendations and the top domestic destinations Indians would love to visit for the local food were Goa, Kerala and Lucknow.