Date
7 December 2016
Going on a family holiday? Do your homework first or finish it on the plane. That's the reality for many Hong Kong children, according to a survey by Zuji. Photos: sina.com, baidu.com
Going on a family holiday? Do your homework first or finish it on the plane. That's the reality for many Hong Kong children, according to a survey by Zuji. Photos: sina.com, baidu.com

HK parents get their kids to bring homework on vacations

One in five Hong Kong parents have asked their children to do their homework during overseas family holidays.

More than three in 10 require their children to complete their homework ahead of the trip, Metro Daily reports, citing a survey by online travel services group Zuji.

The survey interviewed 754 respondents, of whom 226 were parents.

It found that more than 90 percent of Hong Kong parents have taken their children on overseas trips from below the age of two.  

Twenty-one percent require their children to finish their homework while on a plane.

About 30 percent link overseas trips to academic results and 20 percent consider family travel as a reward for good grades.

Eight percent of the parents organize these trips to scout prospective schools for their children.

A small number merely look to add to their children’s personal profile in order to get them into prestigious schools.

Three in 10 are planning a trip in the coming three months and would set aside between HK$5,001 and HK$10,000 (US$1,290), am730 reports.

Japan and Taiwan are the top destinations, followed by Thailand.

Nearly one in four do not buy travel insurance for their children.

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