Agoda reveals where everyone is headed to ring in the New Year

27 December 2018 – Tokyo, Paris, and New York City are the top destinations to ring in 2019 according to Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTA), with more than a third more people opting to getaway to celebrate on New Year’s Eve (NYE).

A top ten NYE destination for many markets globally and number one for Chinese and Singaporean travelers, Tokyo’s appeal continues with a jam-packed itinerary of concerts, parades, and light shows making it the perfect destination to cast off the old and welcome in the New Year.

It’s no wonder Paris—boasting endless themed parties, New Year countdowns at popular landmarks, and shows for the whole family, has secured the top spot for NYE travel in Europe. The ‘City of Love’ is a top ten for their British neighbors as well as travelers from Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

The ball drop at Times Square in New York City is one of the most iconic and star-driven celebrations of NYE in the world, so it comes as no surprise that New York City is the top North American destination for travelers globally and number two for Americans traveling domestically for NYE.

Filipinos’ NYE travel plans

Agoda’s booking data shows more Filipinos looking to celebrate the year-end overseas in 2018, with five international destinations in the top ten this year (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, and Osaka), compared with only three in 2016 (Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore).

Japan is the most popular foreign country for Filipino travelers, with Tokyo (#2) and Osaka (#8) taking two spots this year.

Those celebrating closer to home will be headed to Manila (#1), Cebu (#6), Baguio (#7), Boracay (#9), and Tagaytay (#10).

Agoda’s Top 2018 NYE Destinations for travelers from the Philippines (31 December 2018)

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About Agoda
Agoda is one of the world’s fastest growing online travel booking platforms. From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, Agoda has grown to offer a global network of 2 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, offering travelers easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas to suit all budgets and travel occasions.

Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 3,700 staff across 53 cities in more than 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 38 languages.

Visit Agoda at https://www.agoda.com.

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