Girl power: Female Asian travellers pick nature over shopping trips

Girl power: Female Asian travellers pick nature over shopping trips

SINGAPORE - Who says ladies only go for shopping trips?

Gender stereotypes have been dealt a tough blow when a recent TripAdvisor survey found that 65 per cent of female Asian travellers prioritise 'nature' in their travel plans.

In contrast, only 30 per cent said that 'good shopping' was an important part of their itinerary.

Women-1, stereotypes-0.

TripAdvisor surveyed over 2,800 female travellers across Asia, including Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

'Good food and restaurants' came in second at 61 per cent while 56 per cent chose 'arts, history and cultural attractions' as a travel guide.

Everyone loves the coast, so it's unsurprising that 48 per cent opted for beautiful beaches and islands.

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Female travellers are also big on solo travel.


According to the survey, 73 per cent said they felt liberated when travelling alone. Meanwhile, 43 per cent liked that it offered a less stressful travel experience.

Solo trips can bring its own share of dangers, and respondents said they cope with it by avoiding late nights, quiet streets and donning expensive items.

Accountability is also important as TripAdvisor found that 43 per cent of Chinese women habitually inform someone on their whereabouts as a precaution.

Most Asian female travellers said they preferred short-haul travel to destinations like Japan, Australia and Thailand.

Meanwhile, those planning for long-haul trips said US was their preferred destination.

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