“Wanderlost?” Pinoys unhappiest across Asia about being unable to travel – Survey

  • A joint survey by YouGov and Klook revealed that Pinoys were the most affected or unhappiest in Asia about not traveling
  • Results showed that Pinoys rank first in the categories: “unhappy because they can’t reunite with their families,” and feeling disappointed they can’t “travel with friends to make new memories”
  • The survey gathered over 15,323 individuals from 13 markets across the Asia Pacific region

From wanderlust to wanderlost, Filipinos are the unhappiest people in Asia about being unable to travel due to pandemic.

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Traveling abroad or visiting family and friends living in a far place has been an essential part of Filipino’s live. Pinoys seem to really love to travel a lot and not being to move around and go on vacation has taken a toll among us.

A joint survey made by market research company YouGov and travel leisure platform Klook revealed that Pinoys were the most affected or unhappiest about not traveling due to the restrictions in place against the spread of COVID-19.

The study gathered 15,323 individuals from across the Asia Pacific region to unveil the four main symptoms impacting people in this region. In the Philippines, over 1,000 respondents participated in the survey.

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Out of the 13 markets in Asia Pacific region, Filipinos ranked the highest in feeling “unhappy because they can’t reunite with their families,” and feeling disappointed they can’t “travel with friends to make new memories.”

According to the study, some 89% of Filipino respondents said that they are unhappy about not being able to reunite with their families this year, making the Philippines top in this category, followed by Indonesia and Malaysia (87%), Australia (86%), and Hong Kong (85%).

Interestingly, 73% of Filipino respondents also admitted they wanted to travel as a way to escape their families.

Filipinos also ranked the highest (93%) in the category of unhappy about not being able to travel with friends to create happy memories.

Source :

Klook Travel