The Jakarta Post
Seventy-nine percent of respondents stated that the reason they had never been on a cruise ship was the high price. (Shutterstock/File)
The majority of Indonesians have never vacationed on a cruise ship, a recent survey by a travel agency has found.
Dwidaya World Wide, also known as Dwidaya Tour, conducted a survey involving 1,200 Indonesian travelers divided into three groups based on age: Generation Z (18 to 23 years old), Generation Y (24 to 41 years) and Generation X (42 to 52 years). As many as 90 percent of respondents said they had never enjoyed a vacation on a cruise ship.
The majority of respondents said they wanted to go on a cruise vacation.
"Vacations by cruise ship attract tourist interest. They want to enjoy holidays and interesting attractions in the middle of the ocean, and new experiences that are rarely found when traveling on land," Dwidaya Tour commercial vice president Hendriyapto said as quoted by tempo.co.
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Seventy-nine percent of respondents stated that the reason they had never been on a cruise ship was the high price. Despite this, 71 percent said they still dreamed of vacationing on a cruise ship, Hendriyapto said.
Seventy-two percent of respondents from Generation Z said they spent less than Rp 10 million (US$ 675.22) per year for holidays, while 20 percent allocated a budget of Rp 10 to 20 million per year.
Thirty-nine percent of Generation Y respondents said they allocated less than Rp 10 million per year, while 32 percent allocated Rp 10 to 20 million per year.
In Generation X, 27 percent said they saved Rp 10 to 20 million per year while 24 percent saved less than Rp 10 million per year.
Among all respondents, 49 percent set a budget of less than Rp 10 million per year for holidays while 28 percent set a budget of Rp 10 to 20 million per year. (liz/mut)