Some 57 percent of people in Taiwan think that travel has become a lifestyle for them, and they will continue to incorporate travel into their lives, according to a poll released by Airbnb Taiwan on Wednesday.
Citing the survey, Taiwan Airbnb said in a statement that the ratio was noticeably higher than the average of about 40 percent in six other Asia-Pacific countries.
The survey has also found that a revolution is taking place in Taiwan, with people increasingly adopting a lifestyle that combines work and leisure.
With the emergence of digital nomads -- people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and travel -- over 70 percent of people in Taiwan see business trips as not just about work, as the new lifestyle combining travel and remote work takes shape in the post-COVID-19 pandemic era, Airbnb said, citing the poll.
In comparison, the digital nomadic lifestyle averages 60 percent in the Asia-Pacific region, Airbnb Taiwan said.
While most people in the region see "travel safety" as their top concern regarding accommodation, the majority of Taiwan travelers cited both cleanliness and safety as their priorities, the poll showed.
The survey also found that with the COVID-19 situation abating globally, travelers are spending more on long-term stays in 2021 than before. Over the past year, more than 100,000 travelers stayed at Airbnb accommodation for longer than three months, with half of them opting for two or more different locations, the poll showed.
Nearly half of travelers globally stayed at Airbnbs for at least one week, over the past year, compared with less than 40 percent who did so two years ago, the survey indicated.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel