Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTAs), reveals Bangkok as the most popular Asian destination in 2018.
Bangkok’s appeal in particular has continued in 2018, as it is not only a convenient transit point to explore the rest of Thailand, but is also teeming with energy, quirks and fascinating culture. According to this year’s booking data from Agoda, beachside city Pattaya is also a top Asian destination, taking the number ten spot on the list.
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3. Kuala Lumpur
4. Hong Kong
Thailand as a whole ranks as the second most-booked Asian country this past year. From historic temples and sparking white sandy beaches, to rich culture and world-famous cuisine, it’s no wonder why Thailand continues to draw in travelers from around the world.
Japan, the Land of the Rising Sun, has claimed the crown for top Asian country overall. From ephemeral sights like cherry blossoms, to the endless quirky, wonderful experiences such as robot cafes, Japan has something for every traveler.
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Where did Thai travelers go in 2018?
Domestic trips led the way for Thai travelers in 2018, with Japan and Singapore the most popular countries to visit further afield.
Agoda’s booking data for 2018 reveals Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Phuket are the top five destinations overall, with laid-back destinations such as Khao Yai (7), Chonburi (8), Krabi (9) and Chiang Rai (10) rounding out the list.
Tokyo (6) also makes an appearance in the top ten. No visa requirements, additional flight routes and diverse cultural highlights make this city a top choice for Thai travelers looking to explore abroad.
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Top destinations for Thai travelers
3. Chiang Mai
4. Hua Hin / Cha-am
7. Khao Yai
10. Chiang Rai