As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve (NYE), people across the world will begin to usher in 2018. While some Singaporeans may choose to celebrate the New Year closer to home, others might jump at the chance to celebrate the occasion somewhere special. Using 2016 flight demand data and 2017 destination search data, the team at Expedia.com.sg® has cracked the code on where Singaporeans and the rest of the world will be when the clock strikes 12 on 31 December 2017.
WHERE SINGAPOREANS ARE GOING ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
Singaporeans love to celebrate the start of the New Year by holidaying close to home, with Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei and Bali as the top five destinations based on 2016 flight demand for the NYE period. The good news is, Asian destinations have some of the cheapest average ticket prices for flights during the NYE period, with Kuala Lumpur taking the number one cheapest spot, followed by Penang and Langkawi.
Top 15 Most Popular Destinations from Singapore*
|1. Tokyo||6. Seoul||11. Perth|
|2. Bangkok||7. Kuala Lumpur||12. Osaka|
|3. Hong Kong||8. Manila||13. Penang|
|4. Taipei||9. Phuket||14. Hanoi|
|5. Bali||10. Ho Chi Minh City||15. Shanghai|
Top 15 Destinations With Lowest Air Ticket Prices From Singapore*
|1. Kuala Lumpur||6. Bangkok||11. Phnom Penh|
|2. Penang||7. Bandung||12. Phuket|
|3. Langkawi||8. Ho Chi Minh City||13. Hanoi|
|4. Surabaya||9. Krabi||14. Manila|
|5. Jakarta||10. Rangoon||15. Bali|
With less than 40 days to go before NYE this year, travelers are already clocking up search volume for travel this year-end. Bangkok, Taipei, Manila, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur currently make up the top five most searched destinations this NYE. If you’re planning a trip to celebrate NYE overseas, take the learnings from 2016 and book your tickets 14 to 20 days out for best savings.
Top 15 Most Searched Destinations From Singapore*
|1. Bangkok||6. Bali||11. Melbourne|
|2. Taipei||7. Penang||12. Krabi|
|3. Manila||8. Tokyo||13. Sydney|
|4. Hong Kong||9. Phuket||14. Sapporo|
|5. Kuala Lumpur||10. Seoul||15. Angeles City|
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*Based on 2016 Data for a 26 – 31 Dec travel window