According to Agoda, Your Favorite Travel Destination for 2018 Was...

Can you guess what edged out Japan and Hong Kong?

( The Philippines has more than 7,000 islands—though we're not sure how many they actually are right now considering you-know-what. Still, having thousands of land masses with beaches in different colors (yes, we have pink ones!), waterfalls, and even cave systems beats a roundtrip ticket to a landlocked country any day. According to data from online travel booking platform Agoda, domestic travel around the Philippines was still more popular among Filipinos compared to visiting Japan and Hong Kong, at least from January to November 2018

The Manila Central Post Office in Lawton is just one of the many cultural treasures you can still find in downtown Manila.
PHOTO BY Christa I. De La Cruz
El Nido, Palawan is famous for its karst limestone formations and crystal-clear waters.
PHOTO BY Christa I. De La Cruz
Bantayan Island in Cebu is known for its white-sand beaches.
PHOTO BY Aimee Dacanay Archives
Recommended Videos

Meanwhile, Manila, Cebu, and Palawan clinched a podium finish for the top 10 cities visited by Pinoys. These three destinations beat international hotspots Hong Kong (fourth place), Singapore (ninth place), and Tokyo (10th place). Baguio (fifth place), Bohol (sixth place), Davao (seventh place), and Tagaytay (eighth place) are the other local cities that made it to the list.

So, if you still haven't gone to some of the trendiest places in 2018, now you know which ones to tick off your list in 2019. 

More stories from

Share this story with your friends!

Help us make better!
Take the short survey

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Load More Stories