A survey of more than 1,600 global, discerning travelers conducted by luxury travel website Luxury Link reveals that by no means do the rich want to pay for Wi-Fi. “Must-have” hotel amenities for 2014 include free Wi-Fi (75.7% of respondents), early check-in/late check-out (53.6%) and free daily breakfasts (47.1%).
Croatia and Portugal were tabbed as up-and-coming destinations for 2014, while adventurous and foodie-focused vacations are trending higher, as well. These high-end travelers will not be sitting idle during their 2014 vacations as 46.3% plan to incorporate adventures such as hiking, sailing or scuba-diving into their trips, while 40.7% are foodie-focused, centering travel around fine dining / cooking classes.
It is about time that Indian Hotels stop charging for Wi-Fi and look at how they can offer the luxury traveler safe adventure options in and around Indian resort destinations. With the tremendous cuisine India has to offer, the possibilities are endless.