Asians cam online
Someone who travels for business will vary from one who is travelling for leisure,” he says, during an interview at the Amadeus headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.
That particular analogy is amplified when you put it against the backdrop of a region as diverse as Apac.
Malaysians are a bit cautious but generally OK with sharing their data,” he explains.
Earlier this year, the world was hit by global cyberattacks that brought computer systems from Britain to the US, and from China to Russia, to their knees.
Conducted in collaboration with market research firm You Gov, the study was conducted in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
The sample size is 6,870 adults from the region who have travelled internationally in the last 12 months.
Online booking websites (50%), social networks (48%) and travel review sites (47%) are the top three channels for relevant recommendations.
In markets like China and India, online booking websites are ranked even higher, while social networks dominate in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
“For travellers from Malaysia, it is about 47% (who want to speak their mother tongue when travelling abroad).Notable differences were also observed in the attitude towards sharing economy businesses, such as Airbnb and Uber. You travel every 100km within a large continent and things are bound to change – language, features, and the way of thinking too.While 70% of Japanese travellers have never used a sharing economy service for trip accommodation, 64% of Malaysian travellers have, and almost half of all Indian travellers say they do so “often” or “very often”. So that historical factor brushes off in this report as well,” Karun offers. Well, according to a new travel study, there's a large disparity among travellers from different countries in the region.Photos and infographics: Amadeus Asia & Oceania You might have heard it said that all Asians look the same. Now, a study by Amadeus shows that their travel preferences differ, too.