A survey conducted by the Community-driven hospitality company Airbnb on Tuesday revealed that Indian women are more adventurous than their counterparts in trying out new things or sampling local food and drinks.
71 percent of people surveyed emphasised the importance of trying local cuisines on vacation, and 6 out of 10 travellers said they feel keen to try new experiences or activities, read a statement.
Some key findings of the APAC Survey are
The survey conducted in seven countries – Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand – found that 71 percent Indians are most likely to want to try local food, in comparison to 58 percent of travellers from South Korea.
- Indian women are more adventurous in trying local food and drink (74 percent) versus 68 percent of men. Women are more likely to try new activities of experiences (71 percent versus 66 percent men.
- Women travellers from India (74 percent), China (73 percent), Japan (80 percent), Singapore (84 percent), South Korea (59 percent) and Thailand (69 percent), are more inclined to sample local cuisine than their male counterparts. The only exception is Australia where 76 percent of men are more keen to try local dishes compared to 71 percent of women.
- 18-24-year-old age group females in APAC are more likely to try local food (77 percent) than 35-44 year olds (69 percent). However, their male counterparts become more experimental with food in the age group of 35-44 years, with 73 percent, compared to only 64 percent of males aged 25-34
- One-fifth of solo travellers cook on vacation, compared to 46 percent of family travellersWhen vacationing with families, travellers do not always have the opportunity to explore the local food scene.
- The Survey revealed that 46 percent of family travellers across APAC are likely to cook in their accommodation, as compared to one-fifth (21 percent) of solo travellers
- There are some regional variations in the findings, with family groups traveling from Japan (23 percent) least likely to cook. On the other hand, 46 percent, 47 percent, 64 percent and 66 percent of Indian, Chinese, Thai and South Korean travellers would be more likely to cook in their accommodation when they are travelling with their families.
- When it comes to trying local cuisine, the survey found that 59 percent of all APAC travellers interviewed want to try new activities or experiences on holiday. This rises to 70 percent for Singaporeans, 68 percent for Indians and 65 percent for Australian travellers who are keen to try something different and new.
- Japanese travellers are the least likely to embrace new activities and adventures at 31 percent. (ANI)