According to recent research, the Filipino people prefer to travel within their own country.

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It is common knowledge that the Filipino people will travel far and wide in search of good paying work, but the same can not be said for the people who are seeking leisure. The latest research suggests that the Filipino people prefer to travel and explore their own country rather than go overseas. With a country containing so many islands, who can blame them.

Looking at the Agoda Travel and Tech Study, the data suggests that the vast amount of quiet scenic locations is what grabs their attention. It is not always about the big city experience or urban lifestyle. Filipino vacationers prefer to explore landscapes, islands (of which there are many) and natural wonders Research shows 74% of millennial Filipino travelers identifying nature as a top holiday priority. This is demonstrated by the popularity of destinations such as Cebu, Boracay Islands, and Palawan.

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So, Where does the Filipino traveler prefer to go?

As displayed in the table below, only two international destinations make the top 10 places for Filipinos travelers. They are Hong Kong and Singapore, in fifth and seventh place. Recent region’s travel statistics indicate Filipinos are way down the list of top outbound travelers. As mentioned above work-related travel is the highest of all the ASEAN countries.

Agoda’s global director of brand and communications, Andrew Edwards said: “Young Filipinos are traveling more and more to get the richest travel experience they can. They’re keen to get off the beaten track.

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About the research

The quantitative online survey was commissioned by Agoda, with responses from 1,154 Filipino respondents aged 18 to 64. Data was collated between 27 February and 17 April 2017.  The top-ranked destination data is based on agoda’s own booking data from January through August 2017.
(Source: PRNewswire)

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