Bali has topped the list of most-searched post-pandemic destinations by Indonesian travelers, according to travel platform Agoda. Data showed that the island ranked first for the travel period of June to December.
Bali took the first place for family trips, followed by Yogyakarta and Bandung in West Java in second and third, respectively. For group travelers, however, the island ranked third as most preferred to fly to the Japanese cities of Kyoto and Takayama.
Globally, Indonesia ranked in 10th spot in the top searched-for destinations among all traveler groups. Taiwan topped the list, defeating the 2019 champion Bangkok, which fell to second place this year. The capital of Thailand was followed by Japan, Vietnam and South Korea in the top five. The United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia ranked sixth to ninth.
The data from Agoda revealed that locations in Taiwan, namely Hualien port city, Yilan county and Taipei were the “most-popular destinations searched for stays” for the rest of this year’s travel period. Hualien was selected by all traveler groups except solo travelers, who chose Tokyo for their travel wishlist, while Yilan was deemed appealing by group and family travelers. The county is known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, cold spring and local delicacies.