United Kingdom comes up as 2018’s top destination in Europe

Top destinations across Europe, Asia and the United States

While London and Paris continue to win the hearts of travelers, the cosmopolitan Istanbul is quickly gaining popularity, climbing four ranks up to fifth most-booked city in Europe since 2016. With over 2,500 years of history, rich culture and remarkable sights, this is the only city in the world that straddles Europe and Asia.

From ephemeral sights like cherry blossoms, to the endless quirky, wonderful experiences such as robot cafes, Japan has something for every traveler. The Land of the Rising Sun has claimed the crown for top Asian destination, and its vibrant cities, Tokyo and Osaka, attracting adventurous explorers from across Asia and the globe.

America”s party city, City of Angels and The Big Apple have taken the top spots in the United States. Apart from Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York, two other noteworthy destinations came up in 2018 — whether it”s due to the year-round sun in Phoenix or the southern hospitality in Houston, these two places are rapidly growing in popularity among travelers to America.

Top cities in Europe

Top cities in Asia

Top cities in America

1.       London

1.          Bangkok

1.       Las Vegas (NV)

2.       Paris

2.          Tokyo

2.       Los Angeles (CA)

3.       Rome

3.          Kuala Lumpur

3.       New York (NY)

4.       Barcelona

4.          Hong Kong

4.       Orlando (FL)

5.       Istanbul

5.          Osaka

5.       San Francisco (CA)

6.       Amsterdam

6.          Taipei

6.       Chicago (IL)

7.       Milan

7.          Seoul

7.       Phoenix (AZ)

8.       Madrid

8.          Singapore

8.       Houston (TX)

9.       Venice

9.          Bali

9.       Oahu Hawaii

10.     Prague

10.        Pattaya

10.     San Diego (CA)

Top countries in Asia

Top countries in Europe

1.          Japan

1.       United Kingdom

2.          Thailand

2.       Italy

3.          Malaysia

3.       France

At a glance: Top 2018 destinations by origin market

While favorite destinations differ for travelers from various markets, Thailand is in the top three for many global and UK travelers. Bangkok”s appeal in particular has continued in 2018, as it is not only a convenient transit point to explore the rest of Thailand, but is also teeming with energy, quirks and fascinating culture.

Travelers from United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Top destination countries

1.     United Kingdom
2.     Thailand
3.     United States


Top destination cities

1.      London
2.      Bangkok
3.      Pattaya
4.      Amsterdam
5.      Paris
6.      Manchester
7.      Edinburgh
8.      Bali
9.      Barcelona
10.    Birmingham

About Agoda  

Agoda is one of the world”s fastest growing online travel booking platforms. From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, Agoda has grown to offer a global network of 2 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, offering travelers easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas to suit all budgets and travel occasions.

Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 3,700 staff across 53 cities in more than 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 38 languages.

Notes to Editors:

Agoda booking data was collated from 1 January 2018 to 11 November 2018.

Read the full press release here.

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SINGAPORE, Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Agoda, one of the world”s fastest growing online travel agents (OTAs), reveals United Kingdom as the most-booked destination in Europe for Agoda travelers. According to this year”s booking data from Agoda, London, Bangkok and Las Vegas came up as the top cities among travelers across the world in 2018.