Asian travellers increasingly plugged-in
Travellers are increasingly unable to unplug and disconnect as a new survey finds tourists spend as much time reporting experiences via messenger services, as they do on the beach.
Findings of Accor Asia Pacific's second Social Media Monitor reveal that 70% of travellers across Asia Pacific now use social media when they travel, with those from China (84%), Vietnam (83%) and Indonesia (82%) the most active users.
Travellers from Australia, New Zealand and Japan are the least active, but even from those countries two in five are unable to peel themselves away from their devices while travelling.
On average, travellers are spending 2.8 hours per day on social media platforms, with the Indonesians, Malaysians and Thais all spending around four hours daily.