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February 6, 2023

Summers out and international travel is coming back – Agoda


Rot Fai Night Market, Bangkok. Photo courtesy of Thai Airways

Digital travel platform Agoda reveals yesterday (July 14)  the top trending destinations now that international travel is slowly becoming the norm again. Travelers are dusting off their suitcases and ready to embrace a trip somewhere different than the past two years. 

As taking trips are becoming the norm again, Philippine travelers are keen to explore a plethora of cultures, as their top 5 global destinations include Singapore, Thailand, the United States, Malaysia, and France. Meanwhile, in terms of domestic travel, top destinations range from metros such as Manila and Cebu, to the magnificent beaches abundant in Boracay, to the road trip-friendly Baguio and Bohol.

Globally, Bangkok takes the number one spot in 2022. With travel rules almost entirely relaxed, the bustling city has embraced travelers offering nightlife, beaches, temples, culture, and cuisine. Other Asian gems that take top 5 spots accordingly are Jeju Island, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, and Seoul. Manila lands at the 9th spot among top global destinations thanks to an influx of tourists as well as global Pinoys returning home for vacation. Ranked Top 11 to 15 are Penang, Hong Kong Busan, Osaka, Johor Bahru, and Taichung. 

“Worldwide, we are seeing international travel coming back this year as travel restrictions have eased, proving people have been looking forward to traveling internationally again for the past two years. Travelers are making the most of it and are keen to visit both domestic and international destinations in Asia,” said Omri Morgenshtern, CEO, Agoda.

“Reliving memories as well as going back to places travelers once enjoyed seems to be the theme at this time. At Agoda, we strive to enable even more people to travel by providing best-in-class travel options both on the website and app, with great deals on accommodation, and flights along with great things to do as travel continues to get back to normal.”

As international travel picks up travelers can get the best travel deals on www.agoda.com to find out the latest border or quarantine restrictions.

Travel facts:

  Bangkok is the top Asia Pacific destination for both US and UK travelers, and ranks in the top three spots globally for all regions

  Indian travelers are excited to re-visit Thailand, followed by Indonesia, Singapore, France and Switzerland this summer holiday season

  Singaporeans are visiting neighbor Malaysia the most followed by Thailand and Indonesia

  Australians are the biggest international travelers to Bali, followed by Singaporeans, Koreans, and Indian travelers

  American travelers’ top three Asia Pacific destinations are Bangkok, Manila, and Tokyo

Top five most popular countries for Philippine travelers:

  1. Singapore
  2. Thailand
  3. USA
  4. Malaysia
  5. France  

Top Destinations by Region for summer travel in 2022

  Asia Pacific North America Europe
1. Bangkok, Thailand Los Angeles, USA London, UK
2. Jeju Island, South Korea Bangkok, Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Las Vegas, USA Paris, France
4. Tokyo, Japan New York, USA Barcelona, Spain
5. Seoul, South Korea Manila, Philippines Istanbul, Turkey
6. Singapore, Singapore Orlando, USA Rome, Italy
7. Bali, Indonesia Paris, France Berlin, Germany
8. Pattaya, Thailand Tokyo, Japan Bali, Indonesia
9. Penang, Malaysia London, UK Pattaya, Thailand
10. Hong Kong SAR, China Seoul, South Korea Prague, Czech Republic


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