Date
16 December 2017
Less than 30 percent of the Hong Kong respondents could travel with their families more than once every year, the survey finds. Photo: Natalya Zaritskaya/Shipt
Less than 30 percent of the Hong Kong respondents could travel with their families more than once every year, the survey finds. Photo: Natalya Zaritskaya/Shipt

Hongkongers have least number of family trips every year: survey

Hongkongers have the least number of family travels every year among 28 regions, probably due to long working hours and few holidays, a global survey found.

Commissioned by travel website Expedia, the online survey was conducted by market research firm Northstar in May and involved about 17,000 respondents from 28 countries and cities who had plans to go on a family trip within a year.

The survey showed that less than 30 percent of the 627 respondents from Hong Kong could travel with their families more than once every year, making them the least frequent travelers with family members, hk01.com reports.

About 70 percent of the Hong Kong respondents have one family travel every two to three years, and Hongkongers on average have only 14 days of annual leave, the least in all the survey areas.

Only 26 percent of the Hong Kong parents interviewed would be more lenient with their children when traveling, while nearly half of them said they would use their usual parenting style during the course of the trip. That makes them the second strictest after Taiwanese parents.

June Tsang Yuen-yee, Expedia’s senior marketing manager in Hong Kong, said family travel can help foster understanding among family members while enabling children to explore the world and facilitate their growth, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.

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