Two out of five salaried workers plan to spend their summer holidays alone, according to a straw poll. Online job search site Saramin on Thursday said a poll of 937 salaried workers revealed that 37 percent plan to spend the vacation on their own.
Some 33.7 percent said they want some quality time to themselves, and 15 percent said they do not have anyone to spend the holiday with. Some 11.5 percent said they want to spend their free time as they like, and 9.8 percent said it is more comfortable."Need for a rest" and "difficulty orchestrating plan with friends" both got 9.5 percent.
In a multiple answer questionnaire, 50.7 percent said they most want to travel, and 49 percent they would prefer to rest at home. Cultural activities such as watching films got 38 percent, reading 21.9 percent, preparing for a new job 17.3 percent, and house work 16.7 percent.
The respondents said they plan to spend an average of W250,000 (US$1=W1,203) on their solo vacation plans.