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Bali secures crown for most popular Easter destination among Aussies

2018-03-26 10:00
-agoda booking data ranks Tokyo top Easter destination overall for Asia-Pacific travelers

BANGKOK, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tokyo steals the top spot for most popular Easter travel destinations among Asia-Pacific travelers in 2018, a title held by Manila last year, according to global online booking platform agoda.

Tokyo has increased in popularity in recent years, having moved up from 7th place in 2016 to 1st place this year. Easter typically falls within Japan's renown Sakura (cherry blossom) season, which runs from late March to mid-April. Coupled with Easter-themed celebrations in some of Tokyo's most popular amusement parks, Easter egg hunts and other pop-up events, the city has a lot of seasonal attractions to offer visitors traveling Easter weekend.

Manila, which takes third place this year, is consistently popular with Asia-Pacific travelers, remaining in the top three spots year on year. With the largest Christian population in Asia-Pacific, the Philippines observes public holidays the Thursday and Friday before Easter Sunday. There is no shortage of religious and seasonal events, from street festivals to special Church services, making Manila a top destination for travelers celebrating Easter.

Other destinations such as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur have dipped in popularity, dropping from 1st and 4th place in 2016 to 5thand 8th place in 2018, respectively. Bali, which dipped to 6th place last year, has reclaimed its top five spot this year at 4th place.

Top ten Easter weekend destinations for Asia-Pacific travelers


2016

2017

2018

1.      Singapore

1.      Manila, Philippines

1.      Tokyo, Japan

2.      Manila, Philippines

2.      Bangkok, Thailand

2.      Bangkok, Thailand

3.      Bangkok, Thailand

3.      Singapore

3.      Manila, Philippines

4.      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4.      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4.      Bali, Indonesia

5.      Bali, Indonesia

5.      Tokyo, Japan

5.      Singapore

6.      Cebu, Philippines

6.      Bali, Indonesia

6.      Seoul, South Korea

7.      Hong Kong

7.      Hong Kong

7.      Taipei, Taiwan

8.      Tokyo, Japan

8.      Johor Bahru, Malaysia

8.      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

9.      Johor Bahru, Malaysia

9.      Cebu, Philippines

9.      Hong Kong

10.  Batam Island, Indonesia

10.  Seoul, South Korea

10.  Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Bali has held the number one spot for Easter travel among Aussie travelers since 2016 and continues to be a popular holiday spot given families can travel overseas together inexpensively compared to other destinations. Bali has natural beauty, diverse outdoor activities, as well as bargain food and shopping options, so it's no wonder why Bali has become a staple destination for many Aussies.

International travel for Easter is on the rise as more foreign destinations fill the top ten spots for Australian travelers. In 2016, six out of ten of the top Easter destinations were all within Australia; three years on, only three Aussie destinations remained. The most popular domestic destinations year on year are Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast.

Top ten Easter weekend destinations for Australians


2016

2017

2018

1.      Bali, Indonesia

1.      Bali, Indonesia

1.      Bali, Indonesia

2.      Sydney, Australia

2.      Sydney, Australia

2.      Tokyo, Japan

3.      Melbourne, Australia

3.      Melbourne, Australia

3.      Sydney, Australia

4.      Gold Coast, Australia

4.      Gold Coast, Australia

4.      Melbourne, Australia

5.      Bangkok, Thailand

5.      Bangkok, Thailand

5.      Bangkok, Thailand

6.      Singapore

6.      Tokyo, Japan

6.      Phuket, Thailand

7.      Brisbane, Australia

7.      Phuket, Thailand

7.      Singapore

8.      Perth, Australia

8.      Singapore

8.      Gold Coast, Australia

9.      Phuket, Thailand

9.      Brisbane, Australia

9.      Hong Kong

10.  Adelaide, Australia

10.  Pattaya, Thailand

10.  Pattaya, Thailand

About the research

Destination booking data was collated for Easter Weekend dates in 2016, 2017 and 2018 across Asia-Pacific.

Read the full story here: http://mediaroom.agoda.com/tokyo-secures-crown-popular-easter-destination/

About agoda

agoda is one of the world's fastest-growing online travel booking platforms. Established in 2005, the start-up quickly expanded in Asia and was acquired in 2007 by Booking Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: BKNG) -- the world's largest seller of rooms online. agoda is headquartered in Singapore, with 53 offices in major cities across over 30 countries and over 3,700 staff worldwide. It provides a network of over 1.9 million accommodation properties, including apartments, villas, homes, and hotels backed by over 15 million real traveler reviews. agoda was a pioneer in non-hotel accommodation, offering villas and homes throughout the region from the very start.

Media Contact: press@agoda.com

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