Study: Taiwanese books accommodation 40 days before a trip

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-21
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

How many days in advance of a trip would you book accommodation? According to a survey, the 6763262Taiwanese traveler is above the world average and grabs second place in booking accommodation an average 40 days before a trip.

Not long before the survey was published, a MasterCard survey revealed that more than 65 percent of respondents spent an average of NT$46,706 or US$1,440 per trip overseas in the past year, surpassing the amount in Japan, Korea, and Singapore. Nearly 90 percent of Taiwanese people travel domestically with Kenting as the top destination, sequentially followed by Tainan and Taichung. Accommodation accounts for the largest share of domestic travels. According to another recent study conducted by Visa, Japan still topped the list of the most popular travel destinations among Taiwanese over the past three years, followed by Hong Kong and South Korea.

Agoda, the world’s leading online hotel reservation service provider, on Monday announced the results of its most recent Travel Smart study, which looked at millions of bookings made by Agoda travelers across the world in 2015 alone to see how early world travelers were booking accommodation. Hong Kong travelers are the earliest in the survey, booking their accommodation an average of 42 days before arrival. After Hong Kong travelers, Taiwanese, Australian and Russian travelers tied for second place, booking their accommodation an average of 40 days before a trip.     [FULL  STORY]

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