Everyone’s Going to Taiwan and We Totally Understand

According to science, Taipei is the most popular destination for Filipinos these days.


 

(SPOT.ph) Taiwan may have implemented visa-free entry for Philippine passport holders in November 2017, but it has been a popular destination among Filipinos since 2016. This was concluded after Agoda, a hotel booking website, compared its data for December 2015 and December 2016 and identified Taipei (Taiwan) as the top vacation spot for Filipino travelers for that year.

 


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The Taiwanese capital got a 191% increase in terms of Agoda hotel bookings from 2015 to 2016. Taiwan's local culture and lifestyle was also a major factor when it comes to enticing 60% of millennial Filipino travelers. The mountainous terrain, old mining towns, and art hotspots are quickly gaining traction. Not to mention the variety of street food options on every corner. There's a saying that in Taiwan, you only need to take three steps to find another food stall.

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South Korea, specifically Seoul, follows suit with 96% growth rate in the span of one year. The Philippines' own tourist destinations complete the top 10 list: Bohol, Clark, Palawan, Iloilo, Subic, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Boracay.

 

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