Although the Covid-19 pandemic is not yet fully over, various countries in the world including Indonesia have started accepting foreign tourists with various health protocol requirements. start the return of international travel. It seems that tourists are competing to prepare their suitcases to welcome the holiday season in a different place compared to the last two years.
Including tourists from Indonesia who do not miss being one of the most enthusiastic countries to travel. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, increasing flight frequency and the desire to travel abroad, Indonesian tourists are showing a strong preference for Southeast Asian destinations.
According to Agoda’s booking data from May to August 2022, the five popular tourist destinations among Indonesian tourists are Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, followed by the United States and France.
Globally, Bangkok will be the top tourist destination in 2022. With the easing of most travel rules, this busy city has welcomed the holiday season that offers nightlife, beaches, temples, culture and food. Other Asian gems that occupy the top 5 tourist destinations in a row are Jeju Island, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, and Seoul.
A Global Destination for Travelers from Around the World
Bali is ranked 7th in the top 10 global destinations for tourists from all over the world. Known as the Land of the Gods, Bali is charmed by the natural beauty of towering volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. In addition, it is also known as a surfers paradise.
This area in eastern Indonesia has charm from exotic dances and colorful ceremonies, arts and crafts, to luxury beach resorts and exciting nightlife. Don’t forget the intricately carved temples that can be found almost all over the place.
“Around the world, we are seeing international travel starting to return this year, as travel restrictions are easing, showing that people have been looking forward to traveling internationally again in the last two years. Tourists make the most of their holidays and are interested in visiting domestic and international destinations in the Asian region.”
“Reliving memories and returning to places that tourists have visited seem to be the theme this summer. At Agoda, we strive to enable more people to travel by providing best-in-class travel options, both on the website and on the app, with the best deals on accommodation, flights and other exciting things to do, as travel returns to normal,” said Omri Morgenshtern, CEO of Agoda.
Summer Travel Facts
According to data from travel recovery trends compiled from the World Travel & Tourism Council 2022 report, there are 5 interesting facts that we should consider before deciding on a tourist destination in 2022:
Bangkok is a top destination in Asia Pacific for US and UK travelers, and ranks in the top three globally for all regions (Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe).
Indian tourists are excited to revisit Thailand, followed by Indonesia, Singapore, France and Switzerland this summer holiday season.
Singaporean tourists mostly visited neighboring countries such as Malaysia, followed by Thailand and Indonesia.
Australia is the origin of the most international tourists who come to Bali, followed by Singapore, Korea and India.
The three cities that are top destinations for American tourists in Asia Pacific are Bangkok, Manila, and Tokyo