Indonesia is one of the countries whose population likes to travel whether for business, family recreation or vacation to unwind. When traveling, there are several things that characterize Indonesian society, starting from when booking accommodation, recommendations, to the habit of staying in touch. Here are 7 habits of Indonesians on vacation.
1. Word of Mouth
Before planning a trip, it turns out that word of mouth from friends, family, and their colleagues most influence Indonesian tourists. Compared to other Asia Pacific tourists, what they see on social media also tend to influence them.
2. Planning a trip
When researching and ordering accommodation and transportation, Indonesians use cellphones more than computers. Compared to other countries, Indonesia is in the highest position in using cellphones for travel researchers.
3. Favorite application
In traveling, the most widely used application of Indonesian tourists is Traveloka, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Google Maps. Only 28 percent of Indonesian respondents said they did not use any application while traveling
4. Economical trip
The most useful type of tourist recommendation for Indonesians is who can help them save money and a more comfortable trip. Even when receiving travel recommendations, Indonesians trust friends, family, or social networks.
5. Stay connected
When traveling, Indonesians prefer to stay connected to the internet. This is used to access maps and location information, research things to do at the destination, share photos and travel experiences with friends, tells people nearby, and keep up-to-date about work or business.
6. Use of sharing economy services
Sixty-five percent of Indonesian tourists say they rarely or never use applications and services with the sharing economy model such as Uber and Grab to move during the trip.
While on vacation, Indonesian tourists have the three most preferred sources to receive news of the latest safety or security conditions, namely friends and relatives, transportation providers, or travel agencies.