Seeing the ever-growing usage of #travel #wanderlust on my newsfeed across several social media websites, I could not help but wonder what had lead to this present "movement". The jump in the number of Indians travelling abroad from 8.3 million in 2006 to more than 20 million in 2015 says that this is more than a fad. The figure is predicted to hit 50 million by 2020. That number is larger than the entire population of Spain!
There are several factors that have contributed to this recent shared enthusiasm for travel, such as the rise in disposable incomes of the working middle-class population, dramatic decrease in both domestic and international flight fares due to the introduction of low-cost no frill airlines, increased access to travel information available on the internet, and an increasing number of people opting for overseas education and on-site jobs.
I think we being Indians, have acquired certain qualities that make us global travellers naturally. Some of them are: