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

January 2, 2019 Business News No Comments Email Email

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.

  Asia Europe North America
1 Tokyo Paris New York City (NY)
2 Bangkok London Las Vegas (NV)
3 Taipei Barcelona Los Angeles (CA)
4 Seoul Rome Orlando (FL)
5 Osaka Berlin Oahu (HI)
6 Pattaya Amsterdam San Francisco (CA)
7 Taichung Istanbul Chicago (IL)
8 Hong Kong Prague New Orleans (LA)
9 Bali Madrid Miami (FL)
10 Chiang Mai Milan Toronto

Agoda’s Top 2018 NYE Destinations (31 December 2018)

For Thai travelers, Chiang Mai takes over Bangkok’s crown for top NYE local destination. Japan is the most popular international destination with Tokyo jumping from seventh place last NYE to third place and Osaka making an appearance in this year’s top ten.

In addition, Taiwan is increasingly on the map as a year-end destination for Thai travelers, with Taipei making its first appearance in the top ten this year.

  2016 2017 2018
1 Chiang Mai Bangkok Chiang Mai
2 Bangkok Chiang Mai Pattaya
3 Pattaya Pattaya Tokyo
4 Hua Hin / Cha-am Hua Hin / Cha-am Hua Hin / Cha-am
5 Khao Yai Khao Yai Bangkok
6 Tokyo Phuket Khao Yai
7 Phuket Tokyo Seoul
8 Chiang Rai Chiang Rai Osaka
9 Kanchanaburi Chonburi Taipei
10 Seoul Kanchanaburi Chiang Rai

Agoda’s Top 2018 NYE Destinations for Thai Travelers (31 December 2018)

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