Intelligence Luxurious trip within APAC tops Singaporeans’ travel wishlist By TTG Asia / Posted on 28 October, 2020 17:29 While international leisure travel remains on pause, this has not stopped Singaporeans from dreaming about their next overseas holiday, with destinations such as Hong Kong, London and Tokyo topping the list of cities Singaporeans are searching for their year-end holidays this year. Those findings are based on flight search data on Expedia.com.sg between September 1 and October 24, 2020. Tokyo among Singaporean travellers’ most-searched destinations for their year-end holidays this year In addition, a survey conducted by Expedia among 1,000 adults aged between 18 and 45 in Singapore found that when thinking of their next trip, nearly one-third (31%) said that their dream trip would be a luxurious and pampering trip. This was followed by outdoor activity (22%), kids’ club getaway (18%), and solo adventure trips (11%). In terms of their ideal destination for their next big holiday, 36% said that they would most likely travel to an Asia-Pacific destination that is within a seven-hour flight away. Furthermore, 14% said they would most likely explore Singapore, while 14% would travel within Europe and 10% would travel to somewhere in Malaysia. While Singaporeans dream of travelling once again, over half (53%) said that concerns about post-trip quarantine is preventing them from booking a trip in late 2020 or early 2021. As well, concerns about the cleanliness of hotels/airports/vacation rentals (46%), being stuck in a foreign country (45%) and not being able to cancel flights/accommodation easily (36%) were among their other top worries. When asked what they missed most about travel amid the closure of international borders during the pandemic, almost half (45%) said they missed exploring a new place and culture. This was followed by the ability to take a break from work (43%), enjoying a different climate (41%), spending quality family time overseas (40%) and trying local food overseas (39%).