Survey: Malaysians are not into working while on holiday

Survey: Malaysians are not into working while on holiday

PUCHONG: About 53% of Malaysians are not into performing job related tasks while on holiday, says a survey by Picodi Analysis Team.

In a survey done on 20,000 respondents between April and May, only 47% were in favour of doing work while on holiday.

“In theory, taking a holiday is a way to rest from work. However, sometimes it’s impossible to break free from incoming calls or emails.

“It turns out that almost half (47%) of surveyed Malaysians are willing to perform job-related tasks during their holidays,” said the survey.

The survey also showed that most respondents preferred to travel domestically as opposed to travelling overseas.

“About 74% of the respondents prefer to travel at local destinations. Top destinations for them are Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Melaka,” said the survey.

The rest of the 26% who loves travelling overseas, their preferred destinations are Thailand, Indonesia, China, Singapore and Taiwan.

The survey added that a Malaysian spends about RM 1,592 per person for travels.

“However, only 1% of respondents said that they don’t try to save on trips — the rest of them have some smart tricks which make the whole venture more affordable.

“Among the most popular answers, 67% of surveyed Malaysians declared that they buy tickets in advance and 50% book their stay ahead of time,” said the survey.

By G Vinod

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