Malaysia ranks among Asia’s top 10 New Year travel destinations, announced by travel platform 12Go

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 — Travel platform 12Go, which provides transportation booking services, has compiled a list of the best winter destinations in Asia based on in-house ticketing data.

According to a statement from 12Go, the top 10 countries that stood out are Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Laos, Malaysia and Japan.

Topping the list is Thailand, with Chiang Mai and Bangkok offering great options for all travelers. Meanwhile, the top spot for solo adventurers is Koh Phangan, while families prefer Koh Samui.

In second place is Vietnam, followed by Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City. Sapa has emerged as a family-friendly winter getaway, and Hanoi’s bustling streets await lone adventurers.

The Philippines claims third place and promises a unique New Year celebration, with Manila and El Nido standing out as favorite destinations for all travelers. Solo travelers often choose Legazpi, while friends and couples prefer Coron, and families find El His Baguio appealing.

India ranks fourth, with Agra, Jaipur and Delhi being the main choices for New Year travel among all travelers, while Goa also attracts families this season. Cambodia secured fifth place, with destinations for New Year celebrations including Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap.

At number 6, Indonesia offers top travel destinations: Bali and Gili Islands. While Sanur is popular for solo travelers and families, Nusa Penida is perfect for friends and couples. Sri Lanka ranked 7th and attracts travelers with popular destinations like Ella, Kandy, Nuwara and Eliya. Colombo is also an option for solo travelers, while Nuwara Eliya is perfect for couples and families.

Laos took 8th place with Vang Vieng, Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Home to famous destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi, Malaysia offers a unique vacation and comes in at number 9.

Japan rounds out the list at number 10, with Osaka, Tokyo and Kyoto attracting all travelers as the best options for a New Year’s holiday.

By analyzing tickets sold throughout the year, 12Go identified top destinations suitable for different traveler groups, including solo travelers, couples, families, and friends. — Bernama

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