October 1, 2023


sights and trips

Singapore is the most popular travel destination for Filipinos, booking site says

With international travel restrictions relaxing, more Filipinos are packing their bags and picking up their passports again — and most of them are apparently headed to Singapore.

The Little Red Dot emerged as the top international destination for travelers from the Philippines, according to findings by booking website Agoda.

Agoda cited their own booking data from May to August 2022.

The next most popular destinations have been Thailand, the United States, Malaysia, and France.

Meanwhile, Bangkok, Thailand is the most popular destination for travelers globally, followed by Jeju Island in South Korea, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Bali, and Pattaya.

Manila was the ninth most visited destination globally, followed by Penang in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Busan in South Korea, Osaka, Johor Bahru in Malaysia, and Taichung in Taiwan.

In a statement, Agoda CEO Omri Morgenshtern said that the easing of travel restrictions worldwide has seen a comeback in international travel, proving that people have been looking forward to traveling internationally again for the past two years.

He added that “travelers are making the most of it and are keen to visit both domestic and international destinations in Asia.”

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