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60% of Taiwanese youngsters want to quit jobs for travel: Expedia

60% of Taiwanese youngsters want to quit jobs for travel: Expedia

Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) Taiwanese young people love traveling much more than their Asian counterparts, with sixty percent of them longing to quit their jobs to take long vacations, according to a survey conducted by Expedia, an online travel company. Expedia surveyed around 2,200 young travelers from Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, and most agreed that the best way to get away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life is to travel. Taiwan's recession-battered generation is actually more interested than the older generations in traveling abroad, according to the survey. Traveling, in a way, has become a trend for young people to get away from the daily grind. As of 2014, 40 percent out of 12 million travelers were young people aged between 20 and 40, according to Expedia. But while a whopping 60 percent of the Taiwanese respondents said that they were toying with the idea of quitting their jobs to take long vacations, few actually muster the courage to do so. Most Taiwanese young travelers would rather spend around NT$15,000 (US$459) to NT$30,000 for shorter getaways, and island vacations are usually their top choices, said Expedia. (By Chen Wei-ting and Lee Mei-yu)


Updated : 2021-09-20 08:31 GMT+08:00