Flight searches to Japan double on Expedia
Lavinia Rajaram, Asia head of public relations, Expedia Group stated that search demand for travel to Japan on Expedia doubled following Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s announcement to relax border control measures. Flight searches to Japan on Expedia almost doubled (+90%) on the day of the announcement (22 September), compared to the last 14-day (8 September to 21 September) average. Search demand for hotels in Japan saw an 85% increase on the day of the announcement, compared to the last 14-day (8 September to 21 September) average.
For the upcoming year-end holiday season (November – December 2022), intra-Asia destinations are trending strongly, with 7 out of the top searched cities found to be within Asia*. The reopening of Japan and easing of quarantine measures in Taiwan positions Asia as a strong aviation hub, with Tokyo and Taipei now reopening as international corridors for long haul flights from the US and across Asia. He added.
Japan reopening will also see many Singaporean travellers fulfill their travel wanderlust for a much-anticipated winter experience this year-end holidays. Based on flight search data on Expedia Singapore, for trips in November to December. The top 10 destinations for the year-end holidays include Bangkok, Thailand, Seoul, South Korea, Bali, Indonesia, Phuket, Thailand, London, United Kingdom, Paris, France, Maldives, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tokyo, Japan and Johor Bahru, Malaysia.