Indians are considered as the most adventurous travellers in Asia-Pacific with 45 per cent of vacationers from the sub-continent show extreme fondness for outdoor experiences, according to a survey. "Travellers from India lead the pack with their extreme fondness for outdoor experiences (45 per cent).
While almost half of Malaysian travellers (48 per cent) and 39 per cent of Singaporean prefer local experiences. About 28 per cent Thai tourists fancy adventure and nature," Skyscanner's Travel Content survey said. Global travel search engine Skyscanner surveyed over 8,000 travellers across 10 Asia Pacific (APAC) countries, including over 1,100 Indian respondents. Indians are extremely skilled at bargaining (21 per cent) as opposed to Singaporeans who don't think they drive a hard bargain (17 per cent), it said.
Korean respondents ranked themselves high at knowing how to bag a bargain (39 per cent) followed by the Aussies (24 per cent). Indian women travellers are the unmatched travel experts (7.29 per cent), ahead of the men (5.31 per cent), the report said. Women (8.28 per cent) were also found to be the ultimate tourists as their fear of missing out (FOMO) superseded the men's (3.60 per cent), it said.
Indian women travellers take the lead as being the most inspired by travel articles and reviews in equal measure (11.25 per cent) as opposed to the Indian male traveller who is not as enthused with reviews (8.37 per cent) and travel feature stories (6.6 per cent), it said. When it comes to planning a vacation, Indians scored less with only few planners (18 per cent). The survey also found that males are more likely to share travel content compared to their female counterparts (60 per cent versus 40 per cent).