Boracay Soars as Favorite International Traveler Destination Based on Survey



SINGAPORE (January 3, 2013) – Philippine beach destination Boracay, has been named favorite for relaxation (#1) and nightlife (#3), according toa customer survey conducted by Asia’s leading hotel booking site,

Based on feedback from over 113,000 respondents provided at the end of their stay, customers had the opportunity to rate the categories of Nightlife and Relaxationon a scale of 1-5, 1 being “poor”, and 5 being “excellent.”

Under the category of Relaxation, Boracay emerged as the clear top choice, beating out perennial favorite Bali which came in at second. Thailand beach destination, Koh Samui, rounded up the top three.

The top Nightlifespot was taken by Bangkok, Thailand’s energetic capital known for its tuk-tuk’s, temples and street food, followed by Dubai, the gleaming desert city in the United Arab Emirates, and then Boracay, famous for its white sand beaches and swaying palm trees, came in third.

Boracay is the lone Philippine destination that has made the top 10 for both categories. Philippine capital Manila has held a top 22ranking in the Nightlife category, while Visayas hub Cebu came in top 19 in the Relaxation category

Below is full list of the top ten round-up.


Top Destinations for Relaxation

Top Destinations for Nightlife


Boracay, The Philippines

Bangkok, Thailand


Bali, Indonesia

Dubai, UAE


Koh Samui, Thailand

Boracay, The Philippines


Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pattaya, Thailand


Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Tokyo, Japan


Krabi, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand


Langkawi, Malaysia

Hong Kong SAR, China


HuaHin, Thailand

Macau SAR, China


Phuket, Thailand

Taipei, Taiwan


Dubai, UAE

Bali, Indonesia

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Boracay Soars as Favorite International Traveler Destination Based on Survey 

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