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Skyscanner shares about Emerging Destinations in 2017

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The picturesque city of Reykjavik (Iceland) has been named Global travel search engine Skyscanner as its top emerging destination for 2017, followed closely by Hua Hin (Thailand) and Paro (Bhutan).

Searches for Reykjavik are up by 81 per cent on average over the past three years. Other scenic emerging destinations include Dunedin (New Zealand) and Hobart (Australia). For the cultural traveler, there is also growing interest in the lesser travelled locations like Sapporo (Japan), Tiruchirapalli (India), Kaoshiung (Taiwan), and Zagreb (Croatia).

Pamela Knaggs, Marketing Manager, Singapore and Malaysia, Skyscanner shared: “Travel Trends is one of our most eagerly anticipated annual Skyscanner reports, and one that we believe adds tremendous value to travellers who want to stay up to date on where fellow travellers are going. With search findings from over 60 million monthly users, it’s a great way to get a deeper understanding of travel habits, preferences and trends moving into the New Year.”


Bangkok has retained its status as the top searched destination for the fifth consecutive year by Singaporeans. Seoul came in as the second most searched city, with interest in the South Korean capital growing by 30 per cent on last year. Penang made its debut into the Top 10 list this year, displacing Jakarta.

Interest in London has dropped slightly – moving from being in sixth place to ninth place in the last two years. The Skyscanner data also revealed increasing interest and popularity for travel to Tokyo and Kuala Lumpur, with the two cities shooting to fame over the past few years.




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