touristsNew Zealand travellers spend the most, Korean tourists prefer payment cards to cash, and 18% of Australians reckon you can’t beat a money belt for financial security while on the road. These are among the results  of a new Visa survey of Asia Pacific travellers. No surprise that the most isolated travellers – Kiwis and Australians – are the biggest spender: they have no choice.

The average Kiwi tourist spent US$5588 on their last overseas trip, slightly more than their Aussie cousins who outlayed US$5258. More telling is the finding that Japanese tourists are now among the tightest travellers with an average spend of US$2141, less than all but two Asia Pacific countries. Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Malays, Taiwanese and Singaporeans all spent more. How times have changed.

Average Amount Spent on Last International Trip

 

Amount (US$) 

New Zealand

5,588

Australia

5,258

India

3,732

China

3,249

Korea

2,945

Malaysia

2,653

Taiwan

2,435

Singapore

2,332

Japan

2,141

Hong Kong

2,123

Thailand

1,850

Survey Average 

3,107 

 

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