A survey by travel review site and community TripAdvisor found that while only 32% Indian women travellers made all travel decisions by themselves, 75% took equal ownership of planning the trip. The findings, launched on International Women’s Day, were based on responses from over 2,800 female travellers across seven Asian countries, including India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Japan.
The survey found that 68% Asian and 63% Indian women travellers felt that their travels have helped them learn more about the world while 33% Asian and 36% Indian female travellers say travel has changed the way they think and live their lives.
Indian women travellers further felt that their travels had made them more confident (46%) and more open to learning and trying new things (57%). The survey also found that Indian women travelers feel travel has had a positive impact on their lives, with 69% saying travel relaxed them and 58% saying it inspired them.
The survey also found that 83% Asian women travellers contributed financially, either fully or partially, to their last personal trip, of which 27% said they funded the entire holiday (including for their travel companions), while 32% shared the cost with their spouse or partner.
On same parameters, 60% Indian women travelers contributed financially, either fully or partially, to their last personal trip, of which 18% funded the entire holiday themselves, including for their travel companions, it said. About 35% said they shared the cost with their partner, whereas 16% paid for their portion of the trip with their family or friends, said the survey.
Musafir Namah Bureau