New Year party spots

BANGKOK, 4 January 2019:  Tokyo, Paris and New York City were the top destinations for New Year celebrations,  according to Agoda, that claimed a third more people opted to getaway to celebrate on New Year’s Eve.

Tokyo claimed the top spot for Chinese and Singaporean travellers to countdown the New Year.

Agoda reported that Tokyo’s appeal continued to grow due to its jam-packed itinerary of concerts, parades and light shows making it the top destination in the region to welcome the New Year.

Popular New Year Eve spots for Asian travellers

  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 travellers, Chiang Mai turned out to be more popular than Bangkok based on Agoda booking trends.

Japan was the most popular international destination for Thais,  with Tokyo jumping from seventh place to third place and Osaka along side Taipei in Taiwan making an appearance in this year’s top 10 spots for Thai travellers.

Where Thais travelled for New 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 Travellers (31 December 2018)