Before March 8 in 2014, the International Women’s Day, Qunar conducted an online survey of female travel enthusiasts. Post-80s accounted for over 56% of respondents. In terms of travel frequency, 41% of respondent chose 1-2 times inbound travel and 1-2 times outbound travel; about 15% said they “quite enjoy traveling”, and would travel for 3-5 times inbound, more than 1 time outbound. Although it’s difficult to take a leave, about 30% of respondents would choose travel time of over 8 days, which was enough for long term inbound travel or outbound travel.
When people talk about women, they always talk about love. For the question “Where do you want to ‘elope’ to with your man?”, Maldives was the most favorite “eloping” destination with 37% of the vote. About 34% of women would “go to Europe for ancient castle and church, travel as further as we can”. Some respondents said romantic places such as Aegean Sea of Greece and Venice are their “eloping destination”.
Women’s passion about island travel was apparent in this survey. When it comes to choosing islands for travel destination, visa-free/visa-on-arrival islands such as Maldives and Bali got 52% of the vote, becoming the favorite islands of women. “Niche” islands like Fiji, Mauritius and Seychelles became the new darling with 39% vote.
Who makes the route decision and who pays the bill during travel? As the survey showed, about half women chose “I am a woman, I decide and pay”, and 27% voted for “Men and women discuss to make the decision and men pay the bill”. Only 11% chose “Women decide, men pay”.
Travel alone is always associated with emotions like relax, romance and healing. Among all respondents, 23% would go to “seaside cities such as Sanya” for solo travel. Moreover, Tibet and Lijiang were in the top 3 of “favorite destination for solo travel” list. Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and Korea were also the chosen ones.
As for travel types, self-guided travel was the favorite travel type of 41% women. This was a result of higher education and income level of female tourists and the influence of new Tourism Law. Only 5% of respondents voted for “package tour (pure fun)”. Furthermore, “semi-free tour” with guided route and 1-2 days free time was also favored, ranking the second with 39%.
Different from effeminate impression of women, most (over 70%) women would accept “manly” route. More tomboys now! About 37% of respondent chose “mountain climbing/cycling/hiking”, while 31% would “go Africa for watching animal migration”, which was considered the men’s favorite.
It’s women’s nature to go shopping. Where do you want to go with your close girlfriends? 41% said Japan or Korea, cause they could buy cosmetics there with friends. And 28% chose the holy land of shopping, Hongkong.
For travel companions, 62% of women would travel with friends, families and colleagues, while less than 45% of them chose to travel with their lovers.
And here is the last and funnest question: which constellation do you dislike to travel with? About two out of ten women chose Taurus, who was considered as stingy, calculating and “crazy about AA”. Besides, “always in the room” Pisces, “no reason why” Virgo, “easy to get angry” Aries and “quite aggressive” Capricorns were on the second to five places on the list.