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Wanderlust is growing as global travellers plan to travel more and further in 2018 Booking.com also unveils ten up and coming destinations for the year

November 15, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Nearly half of Hong Kong travellers (46%) plan to take more trips in 2018 than they took in 2017.

Booking.com, the global leader in connecting people with the widest selection of incredible places to stay, reveals some of the biggest travel trends and top global destinations to visit in 2018 by examining travel intentions, aspirations and conducting research with 19,000 travellers from 26 countries.

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As almost a quarter (24%) of Hongkongers believe long haul flights are becoming more affordable, it’s no wonder wanderlust will continue to grow throughout 2018. More than half (51%) of Hong Kong travellers say they will travel further in 2018 than they did in 2017. The desire to see more of the world will be stronger in 2018 as even more Hongkongers (59%) wish to visit as many destinations as possible. 

Short haul getaways

Whilst travelling to far flung and remote destinations will continue to grow, 2018 will also see Hongkongers prefer to stay closer to home. One in three (36%) believe two or three shorter holidays closer to home are better than one long faraway holiday – which explains to the list of top 5 emerging destinations for Hongkongers in 2018 (listed in no particular order):

·    Ishigaki Island, Japan
·    Kumamoto, Japan
·    Osaka, Japan
·    Hualien City, Taiwan
·    Taipei, Taiwan

For those with an appetite to travel, whether closer to home or further afield, Booking.com has also reveals 10 of the top global trending destinations to visit in 2018:

  • Sapporo, Japan
  • Nashville, USA
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Zakopane, Poland
  • Taitung City, Taiwan
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Portland, USA
  • Lima, Peru
  • Bogota, Colombia
  • Hannover, Germany   

Still cannot decide where to go next? Take a quick quiz with our Travel Bucket List Flowchart and discover the most ideal travel destination for your next adventure!

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