Yep, sounds about right.
Singaporeans are officially the most travel-deprived citizens in the world at the moment. [Featured image: Toa Heftiba, Unsplash].
Expedia’s annual Vacation Deprivation® Study found that people in Singapore were the most-deprived of a vacation. This comes as no surprise at the moment, given travelling is virtually a no-go right now due to the global pandemic.
This study also found Italy is just as travel-deprived as we are, since they came joint-first in Expedia’s findings. We can share each others longing for a vacation. It’s going to be so sweet when we finally can, isn’t it?
According to Expedia, those between the ages of 18 and 34 were the most travel-deprived, with 85% saying they felt deprived from vacations. 68% of 35-49-year-olds also identified with this, followed by 51% of over 50s.
In a statement Lavinia Rajaram, APAC Head of Communications for Brand Expedia, said: “Singaporeans are some of the most avid travellers in the region, and when we consider the lack of options for inter-city travel within the country, it is of little surprise that they are the most vacation deprived people globally this year.
“But they have adapted well while embracing the nationalistic spirit of rediscovering Singapore while supporting local tourism through staycations and local activities.”
However, we can all agree that there is plenty to do in our city and we can make the best of it while we still have to! Let’s hope we’re all allowed to travel again very soon.