Study Reveals

  • Study reveals Thailand is the 4th Most Popular Destination for 2021

    Study reveals Thailand is the 4th Most Popular Destination for 2021

    The latest study compiled by the popular travel website Tourlane.de has revealed that they have asked 1,200 travellers on how the recent pandemic has affected their travel behaviour this year and what the travel trends are emerging for 2021.

    The questions asked in the study have ranged from booking criteria to the most popular destinations.

    The results were gathered and it shows that most people do not want to travel again during what is left of 2020.

    However, the majority of people that were asked, have rated travel as their top priority for 2021 and a huge wave of bookings is also expected in 2021.

    Surprising results as Thailand has ranked 4th among the most popular destinations for tourist.

    Back in October Tourlane.de had asked around 1.200 people between the ages of 18 and 65 to determine the state of travel and currents trends for 2021.

    This survey had been done by using emails, social media and pop-ups.

    These key findings are as follows:

    Thailand is ranked 4th among the top trending destinations for 2021 unfortunately behind the USA and Canada

    Just over two-thirds of international travellers (69%) have said that they prefer destinations that offer plentiful outdoor activities

    Most of the people surveyed have said that they wish to travel for 2 to 3 weeks in the springtime or summer time of 2021

    8 out of 10 Germans have rated travel as a top priority though only 3 in 10 have actually booked a trip.

    All results are available on this study page.

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  • Study Reveals How Many Women Believe Men Should Pay On First Date

    First dates are inherently awkward AF. When you greet each other are you supposed to plant a kiss on their cheek? A friendly hug? What about when the conversation veers dangerously towards a mention of an ex? Bet you’ve got clammy hands and a racing heart just reading about all that.

    However, it arguably doesn’t get anymore uncomfortable than when the bill lands on your table, and the two of you are forced to talk money…

    Here we enter the ultimate in dating politics, and a debate that’s as old as time.

    But it seems the discourse might be changing – it is 2019 after all – as a study from dating app Badoo revealed that a whopping 65 percent of women prefer to pay on a first date.

    According to Badoo psychologist and dating expert, Claire Stott, the reason behind that preference is all about confidence.

    “Confidence is one of the most attractive qualities in a prospective partner,” Stott said.

    “Women that take initiative and pay for dates exude self-confidence. Equally, men who are confident should find no issue in women who take control in this way. This reinforces each gender’s actions; only unconfident men would see it as a threat.”

    Stott continued: “Dating apps mean that people are dating way more than they used to.

    “For men to adhere to the traditional (and outdated) view of paying for and initiating dates all the time, they are likely to face emotional – and financial – burnout.

    “Modern women are aware of this and for the most part, don’t want to take advantage.”

    But not everyone feels the same way – as is often highlighted in Channel 4’s addictive reality dating show First Dates.

    In one recent episode, the waiter walks over to a prospective couple who’ve just enjoyed a meal together, asking the two how they plan to pay.

    While she doesn’t say it at the time, it’s quite clear from the woman’s face that she’d rather not have to get her purse out.

    The bloke suggests going halves, before asking his date: “Is that alright? Is that bad?”

    Eventually they agree to go Dutch – but after the woman gets into the cab to go home, she admits to the driver: “I would have preferred a man that would pay for my meal, but what can you do?”

    But in another episode, parliamentary researcher Cecilia does the opposite – insisting that she pays for the meal.

    Her date, Viv, begs her to let him ‘be a gentleman’ by paying for the two of them, but Cecelia said: “Give me one rational reason why you should. There’s no rational reason why a woman shouldn’t pay.”

    The two also decide to split the bill in the end – but not without that awkward, lengthy exchange that the waiter trying to take the payment ALWAYS loves…

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