Travelers are loving these Asian destinations for 2019
HOPPA, an airport bus company, has revealed the world’s most popular travel bucket list destinations for 2019.
The service conducted a survey of travelers across the globe (including Europe, North America, and Australasia) to identify the top countries, cities, attractions, and events on people’s bucket lists Respondents were allowed to offer multiple answers for each category since many people do not have only one destination on their bucket list.
And here is what they found.
Dominating the top 10 Asian cities ranking is the rainforested, mountainous island of Phuket in Thailand, which appears on almost half of all travelers’ bucket lists.
Phuket commands over nine million visitors each year over 30 stretches of white, sandy beaches along a bright, warm ocean including Patong Beach, Kata, Karon, Kamala, Phang Nga Bay, and the famous Phi Phi islands.
Phuket’s popularity is followed closely by Tokyo, Japan’s busy capital which boasts just the right mix of chaos and charm.
It is easy to see why Tokyo, a business and cultural megacenter that is home to tens of millions of people. is so well-loved by travelers as the metropolitan destination offers everything from the ultramodern to the traditional, jaw-dropping fashion, warm and polite residents, and mouthwatering cuisines.
Tokyo’s reign as a top destination is followed by the vibrant and densely populated Hong Kong, known for its skyline filled with shiny skyscrapers, a rich culture which dates back centuries, and an abundance of entertainment to keep you busy.
Nothing is more authentically “Hongkie” than an exploration on foot in the city’s iconic neighborhoods, which reflect the contrast between old and new, heritage and creativity, and East and West.
Then comes Singapore, a thriving economic and business hub with strong annual growth, welcoming at least 1.1 million tourist arrivals from both business and leisure travelers monthly.
The bustling Southeast Asian island city-state is a proud home to sights, sounds, and a plethora of activities from luxury experiences to its humble hawker food culture.
Other non-Asian destinations which have appeared on Hoppa’s list include Sydney, the capital of New South Wales and one of Australia’s largest cities, known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House with a distinctive sail-like design, as well as New York City, the most populous city in the US.
Not forgetting San Francisco, the 13th most populous city in the US and the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii and gateway to the US island chain.