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HCMC most popular local destination for New Year's Eve travel

Released at: 17:27, 30/12/2019

HCMC most popular local destination for New Year's Eve travel

Photo: Agoda

Agoda list of top regional and world destinations to welcome in 2020 announced.

by Khanh Chi

Agoda.com, one of the world’s fastest-growing digital travel platforms, has revealed that Ho Chi Minh City is the most popular destination in Vietnam for people to ring in the new year of 2020.

The southern city is back as the most popular destination after having been displaced by Da Lat last year.

Interestingly, the charming central highlands’ city didn’t even make the top 10 this year, after being in the top 3 in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The leading international destinations for Vietnamese travelers are Bangkok, Singapore, and Taipei.

In Asia-Pacific, Tokyo steadfastly held on to its position as the most popular destination to ring in the new year, taking top spot yet again in 2019, while Taipei moved up to number two, knocking Bangkok back to third place.

Thailand has, however, the most destinations for New Year’s Eve celebrations in the Asia-Pacific region, with three of its bustling cities featuring in the rankings (Bangkok at third, Chiang Mai seventh, and Pattaya tenth). Manila made an entrance, at sixth.

In Europe, Paris and London have both held on to their spots as the two most popular destinations, while Rome leapfrogged Barcelona to take third.

The top climber in the European rankings this year was, Milan. With free New Year’s Eve shows, traditional fireworks displays, and a buzzing nightlife, the Italian city moved up three places to the seventh most popular New Year’s Eve destination.

Top 2019 New Year’s Eve Destinations (based on Agoda Booking Data)

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