Malaysia is named as the most vacation-deprived nation in Asia-Pacific and nearly ranked second globally, after a survey by travel site Expedia recently revealed.
The results of the 2015 Vacation Deprivation study show that 72.7% of Malaysians saying they do feel very or somewhat vacation deprived. Respondents also attributed their vacation deprivation is due to not getting enough vacation days (60.9%).
That doesn’t mean that the Malaysians don’t recognize and derive happiness that they could get from going on vacations though, as reported by AirAsiaExpedia chief executive officer Jonty Neal. As a matter of fact, 70.5% respondents do really know what the joys of vacations are.
Malaysians also find that regular vacations are very much important “in preserving balance for general health (89.5%), while staying oneself connected with friends and family (89.3%) as well as keeping the spark going on with one’s significant other (92.7%)”.
Despite the arising internal motivations that associated with vacationing, Malaysians seem unable to take their holidays regularly, perhaps with the never ending work commitments (38.2%), an objective to carry forward leave days for a longer time out (26.0%) as well as difficulties in adjusting schedule with family and friends (29.9%).
But 32.9% of Malaysians would say that they can’t ever afford to take vacations or sometimes had to cancel it the last minute because of increasing work commitments (56.6%).
There is also a situation; Malaysians would rather opt for taking a pay raise rather than have more leave days. But if they do ever have more vacation days they will want it for travelling to new places (63.5%); taking longer holidays (53.5%) and taking more vacations (52.6%).