Asia’s lesser-known destinations on the rise



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The outcomes of the latest Travel Smart research, revealing the top 10 destinations within Asia gaining in popularity along with travelers from around the world, were introduced today.

From the an incredible number of bookings made in 2016, travelers in order to Asia are showing a growing choice for lesser-known destinations that guarantee unique experiences.

Quickest riser is Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan’ s mythical powder paradise. Niseko features four interconnected resorts exceeding 800 skiable hectares along the far eastern side of the mountain. With an yearly snowfall of over 15m, Niseko offers off-trail skiing, uncommon within Japanese resorts. But it’ ersus not just the snow that draws in visitors. Some go simply to enjoy the best of Hokkaido’ s nearby cuisine.

With 7 of the ten destinations in Southern East Asia, tropical island living continues to attract nomads looking for vacation spots off the beaten track. Including islands like Thailand’ s Koh Kood (3), Cambodia’ s Koh Rong (5) and the Philippines’ Siquijor Island (9). To many Filipinos, Siquijor is an island known for its healers and witchcraft magic. For its guests though, the Island’ s the majority of spellbinding features are found underwater with this marine reserve, on its perfect white beaches, or at the maximum of Mount Bandilaan, the highest stage at the island’ s center.

Andy Edwards, Global Movie director Brand and Communications of agoda accommodation site adds, “ It’ s clear that more tourists are adopting a more adventurous method of travel, exploring new, undiscovered locations rather than the traditional ‘ holiday’ to some well-trodden destination. We’ re viewing an increase in bookings made in places that bring travelers closer to nearby culture and nature, where a lot more experienced at a different pace, plus against a different backdrop. ”

The rankings for Asia’ s 10 fastest growing places are as follows:

1 ) Niseko, Japan
2 . Banaue, Philippines
3. Koh Kood, Thailand
4. Koh Lipe, Thailand
5. Koh Rong, Cambodia
6. Koh Lanta, Thailand
7. Harbin, Tiongkok
8. Tangalle, Sri Lanka
9. Siquijor Island, Philippines
10. Khao Lak, Thailand

The study compared property reservations made by agoda travelers visiting Hard anodized cookware destinations from 2015 to 2016.

 

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