Travel is no longer a luxury, but a necessity for Asian travelers, a new study has found.
Four out of five travelers in Asia Pacific said travel was a necessary part of life and that they're willing to prioritize time off work and set aside money for trips, according to a new study by technology provider Sabre and research firm The Futures Company.
That comes as Asia Pacific has already developed the largest tourism industry in the world, by gross domestic product (GDP) contribution and employment, according to MasterCard's Asia Pacific Destination Index 2015.
But while the variety of locales and experiences in the region may vary widely, the travelers there can be typecast into four different groups, according to Sabre and The Futures' "The Polarisation of Asian Travelers" study.
Making up the largest proportion, with 38-percent of Asian travelers falling into this category, the Explorer placed a high value on self-actualization and self-discovery, the study said. They're more likely to plan on the go and even leave accommodation bookings for after they arrive to their destination, it said.