MANILA (AP) Many hotel supplies are cheap in the Southeast Asian country of more than 100 million people, but if you’re looking for a better deal, you’re going to have to look elsewhere.
A new AP-NORC poll shows that nearly half of Filipinos, or 49%, say they wouldn’t buy hotel supplies from a country where prices are far lower.
That number jumped to 55% among people who are currently living in the country and 45% among those who moved to the country in the past three years.
The survey found that almost all Filipinos who have moved out of the country have used hotel supplies to purchase items like travel insurance or airfare to and from their home countries.
But they’re much more likely to do so for items like diapers and hand sanitizer than for toilet paper or toilet paper wipes.
It’s also more common for Filipinos to say they would be more likely or likely to buy toilet paper and hand wipes from countries where they’re cheaper.
And that’s the case for many of the other products included in the survey, including toothpaste and toilet paper.
It also found that only about half of respondents have visited a hotel supply store in the last six months.
And while a large majority of respondents say they use hotel supplies at least once a month, more than a third say they don’t use hotel supply stores at all.
The poll was conducted online with a randomly selected sample of 1,077 adults ages 18 and older in the Philippine capital, Manila.
The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the full sample and 4 percentage points in the two percent sample.