SINGAPORE, Dec. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
It's no wonder Paris, boasting endless themed parties, New Year countdowns at popular landmarks and shows for the whole family, has secured the top spot for NYE travel in Europe. The "City of Love" is a top ten for their British neighbors as well as travelers from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The ball drop at Times Square in New York City is one of the most iconic and star-driven celebrations of NYE in the world, so it comes as no surprise that New York City is the top North American destination for travelers globally and number two for Americans traveling domestically for NYE.
Agoda's Top 2018 NYE Destinations (31 December 2018)
New York City (NY)
Las Vegas (NV)
Los Angeles (CA)
San Francisco (CA)
New Orleans (LA)
NYE destination data for British travelers:
Brits are looking to ring in the New Year in a more tropical climate as popular beach destinations Pattaya (#1), Phuket (#4), Koh Samui (#7), Bali (#8) and Krabi (#10) make up half of the top ten NYE destinations.
The "Land of Smiles" is the most popular country overall, with five out of the top ten destinations all based in Thailand.
Dubai has jumped to fifth most popular NYE destination for 2018, from ninth in 2016.
Those staying in Europe are heading to London (#2), Paris (#6) or Amsterdam (#9).
Agoda's Top 2018 NYE Destinations for British travelers (31 December 2018)
About the data: Agoda booking data was collated on 10 December 2018 for NYE bookings in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Agoda is one of the world's fastest growing online travel booking platforms. From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, Agoda has grown to offer a global network of 2 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, offering travelers easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas to suit all budgets and travel occasions.
Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 3,700 staff across 53 cities in more than 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 38 languages.