Among Asian citizens, Indonesians most likely to travel solo in 2016: Survey

21, Jan 2016 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

Source  :  The Jakarta Post —

Jakarta | Dec 16, 2015

More Asians are planning to travel solo next year, according to a recent TripAdvisor report.

Released on Tuesday, the TripBarometer study revealed that at least 76 percent of Asian travelers planned to try something new next year — above the global average of 69 percent — with the top three activities being solo travel (25 percent), going on a cruise (21 percent) and adventure travel (20 percent). Interestingly, among Asian citizens, Indonesians were reportedly the most-likely to embark on solo travel with 34 percent, followed by Chinese (30 percent) and Thais (29 percent).

“This year’s TripBarometer reveals key trends that will shape the travel landscape in 2016, from travelers’ sources of inspiration when choosing which destinations to visit, to what they won’t leave home without,” said TripAdvisor chief marketing officer Barbara Messing in a press release on Tuesday.

The study, which analyzed over 44,000 survey responses from travelers and hotel sector personnel in 32 markets and seven regions worldwide, also stated that one in three Asian travelers planned to spend more on their trips next year, with Japanese ranking the highest with an average travel budget of US$5,600, followed by Chinese ($3,600), Indians ($3,100), Thais ($2,200), Malaysians ($2,100) and Indonesians ($1,400). Globally, Australians were reportedly set to spend the most with an average travel budget of $10,900, followed by the Swiss ($10,100) and Americans ($8,400).

TV and movie-inspired tourism was another significant driver for Asian travelers, with one in four having visited a destination because they saw it on television and 15 percent because they saw it in a film.

As for travelers’ packing lists, 81 percent of Asian travelers said they wouldn’t leave without their smartphone and over a third cited an extra suitcase as a travel essential. (kes)

 

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