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Bangkok is top destination during Chinese New Year: online survey

Bangkok is the top destination for Asians during the Chinese New Year, a survey conducted by hotel booking website Agoda.com said.

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Agoda.com, part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, announced the results of its most recent Travel Smarts study which shows where outbound Asian travelers are spending their Chinese New Year.

The study looked at data from thousands of customers who booked hotel stays during Chinese New Year week through Agoda.com. Overall, Asians are staying in Asia and travelers from China prefer Thailand for this annual holiday. For Chinese travelers, destinations in the Southeast Asian country took the top three spots, with Hong Kong and Taipei following just after.

Top 5 destinations for Chinese travelers during Chinese New Year:

1.?Bangkok
2.?Chiang Mai
3.?Phuket
4.?Hong Kong
5.?Taipei

?Thailand?s continuous growth as the preferred destination for Chinese travelers is a testament to the country?s excellent tourism product complemented with value for money accommodations and increased flight accessibility. Chiang Mai for example, which rose in popularity since the movie ?Lost in Thailand,? is now just a short flight away from several Chinese cities,? said Errol Cooke, vice president for global hotels.

Across the board, Asian travelers who are not staying in their home countries are heading to other destinations within Asia to welcome the year of the Sheep.

Top 5 destinations for all Asian travelers during Chinese New Year:

1.?Bangkok
2.?Kuala Lumpur
3.?Singapore
4.?Taipei
5. Tokyo

For Filipino travelers, it is a mix of international destinations in the Asian countries and local places that took the top five spots. Manila still is the preferred place during this holiday.

Top 5 destinations for Filipino travelers during Chinese New Year:

1.Manila
2.Cebu
3.Singapore
4.Baguio City
5. Hong Kong

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