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Local destinations top Filipinos’ wish list, says travel platform

Filipinos wish to travel again to local destinations once it is safe to do so, according to

In a press release, Agoda said Manila, Boracay, Cebu, Palawan, and Batangas, figured prominently across different demographics for Filipinos, which include couples, solo, family, and group travelers based on the platform’s top searched data for travel until yearend.  

According to the company, their data reveal that Filipino travelers planning as a group are most likely to go domestic, while solo tourists want to venture outside of the country, searching for deals in Tokyo, Bangkok, and Seoul for when overseas travel becomes possible.

The rest of the world, meanwhile, hoped to travel to Asia, said Agoda, with Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan emerging as the top searched destinations.

“While Agoda’s search data has seen a shift toward domestic destinations as regulations are being eased for domestic travel, people are still dreaming about international adventures. What Agoda’s data is showing us is there is still a hunger to travel. People are keen on exploring their own countries whether alone, with family, or with friends. They are also looking forward to visiting their dream international destinations too once it’s safe to do so and are looking for the best deals for when that time comes,” said Tim Hughes, Agoda vice president of corporate development.

According to the platform, its search data are based on destination searches with travel schedule between June 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. – RC, GMA News