Surging Filipino demand for Hong Kong trips
Klook’s latest Travel Pulse report also found that travellers from the Philippines prefer longer trips away
Travellers from the Philippines have demonstrated strong interest in visiting (trying not to repeat travellers/travelling) Hong Kong since China reopened its borders earlier this year, according to the Klook Travel Pulse study.
The report, from travel and experiences platform Klook, found that month-on-month growth in Hong Kong bookings was at 230 per cent in January 2023, compared with December 2022. This rapid surge had continued, with ‘double digit growth’ in February and March.
Other popular destinations for Filipino travellers were neighbouring countries such as Japan and Singapore.
Klook also found that there had been continued growth in popularity for domestic destinations, such as Boracay, Cebu, Clark, Manilla, Subic and Tagaytay.
The report also found that Filipinos also prefer longer trips over weekend breaks – with trips of between six and nine days being the most popular length of time (44 per cent). This was followed by trips of three to five days (40 per cent), and 10 or more days (38 per cent). Only 15 per cent of respondents said that they preferred travelling for just one or two days.
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