Summers Out and International Travel Is Coming Back According to Agoda

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Digital travel platform Agoda reveals today the top trending holiday destinations now that international travel is slowly becoming the norm again. Travelers are dusting off their suitcases and ready to embrace the holiday season somewhere different than the past two years. 

 

As Thailand removed the Thailand Pass scheme on 1 July and the global situation of the pandemic has been subsiding for some time, Thai travellers are getting more excited to hop on a plane and go (re)explore popular city destinations in Asia and Europe. From Agoda’s booking data that was collated from May to August 2022, Thai traveller’s top 5 outbound destinations are South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, France and UK, respectively.

Globally, Bangkok takes the number one spot in 2022. With travel rules almost entirely relaxed, the bustling city has embraced the holiday season offering nightlife, beaches, temples, culture, and cuisine. Other Asian gems that take top 5 spots accordingly are Jeju Island, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo and Seoul. Additionally, Pattaya is also ranked 8th in the top 10 spots. This coastal city is well-known for many things, from vibrant nightlife and golden beach to a variety of delicious food and beautiful hotels.

Top global destinations in 2022

 

  1. Bangkok
  1. Jeju Island
  1. Kuala Lumpur
  1. Tokyo
  1. Seoul
  1. Singapore
  1. Bali
  1. Pattaya
  1. Manila
  1. Penang
  1. Hong Kong
  1. Busan
  1. Osaka
  1. Johor Bahru
  1. 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. Travellers are making the most of the holidays and are keen to visit both domestic and international destinations in Asia.” 

“Reliving memories as well as going back to places they once enjoyed seems to be the theme this summer. 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.” said Omri Morgenshtern, CEO, Agoda. 

As international travel picks up travelers can get the best travel deals on Agoda.com (http://www.agoda.com/?site_id=1811392) to find out the latest border or quarantine restrictions.

 Summer 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 neighbour 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 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

 

Top five most popular countries by market for summer travel in 2022 

India

Indonesia

Japan

South Korea

Singapore

Thailand

Singapore

Thailand

Vietnam

Malaysia

Indonesia

Malaysia

Philippines

Thailand

Thailand

Singapore

Thailand

USA

USA

Indonesia

France

USA

South Korea

Philippines

Australia

Switzerland

France

Vietnam

France

Philippines

 

Malaysia

Philippines

Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

Thailand

Singapore

Japan

South Korea

Thailand

Singapore

Thailand

Thailand

Singapore

Singapore

Indonesia

USA

US

Vietnam

France

UK

Malaysia

Singapore

France

South Korea

Vietnam

France

Germany

UK

Indonesia

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