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Indian travellers “like” internet access more than a bottle of wine or a hot shower

Itika Sharma Punit
By Itika Sharma Punit

Co-editor, Quartz India

Indians simply cannot do without the internet.

Lack of connectivity is the biggest fear Indian travellers have. They would even trade basic necessities for access to the net, a recent survey by web browser firm Opera and budget hotels aggregation platform Wudstay shows.

So what is it that Indians do with the internet while traveling?

Most use it to update social media accounts, the survey shows. India has Facebook’s second-largest user base and is among Twitter’s top three markets.

Many respondents also said they would rather travel with their smartphones than with friends, colleagues, or siblings.

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