A poll conducted by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University that surveyed people’s thoughts on how their behavior will change due to the coronavirus showed that tourism behaviors are most likely to change among the Thai population.
The survey, published on Suan Dusit Poll, focused on the aftermath of the covid-19 pandemic and questioned people on how they will change their behavior under the “new normal”.
There were 10 options for participants to choose from, with those surveyed allowed to choose as many of the answers as they wished.
A total of 1,064 people took part in the survey between May 18th and May 22nd. The results are listed below:
Tourism – 71.05 percent of people said they would change their tourist behavior. Changes include visiting destinations that they are confident are free of covid-19 and being more stringent in selecting which transport they use to get there.
Shopping – 61.18 percent of people said they would only go shopping in malls and department stores if necessary and would use face masks and sanitizing gel every time.
Travel/Transport – 59.68 percent of people said they would leave the house earlier to go to work when they are using public transport.
Gatherings/Parties –59.4 percent of people said they would only go to parties if necessary and would be more selective in choosing when to attend events.
Protection/Hygiene – 56.39 percent of people said they would wear face masks while outside at all times, wash their hands more frequently, and avoid crowded places.
Purchases – 47.27 percent of people said they would only buy things that are necessary and useful and would place a stronger emphasis on cleanliness and safety when making purchases.
Donating/Making Merit – 46.43 percent of people said they would avoid crowded donation or merit-making events and only go on special occasions.
Healthcare – 45.39 percent of people said they would take better care of themselves including exercise, taking vitamin supplements, and seeking medical attention and checkups more often.
Food – 45.11 percent of people said they eat only “clean” food and newly cooked food.
Work/Occupations – 42.39 percent of people said they will place a stronger emphasis on the importance of health and safety risks at the workplace.
Source: Suan Dusit Poll