World Travel Monitor is an annual survey that monitors outbound travel volume and travel behaviour in all main markets worldwide.
Published by worldwide tourism consultancy IPK International, the top destinations that tourist from all over the world chose to travel to in 2018 were identified in the report.
Naming various destinations across all seven continents, our focus will, of course, be on Malaysia.
According to the travel booking portal, Agoda, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia were the third most booked city and country in Asia.
The top three listing which featured Japan as the top most booked country with Thailand at second place.
In the same survey, Kuala Lumpur was also named as the third most visited city in Asia. KL surpassed other destinations which include Hong Kong, Osaka, Taipei, Seoul, Singapore, Bali and Pattaya.
Citing Malaysia’s cultural diversity, hospitality and friendliness as an attraction, the report also suggests that Malaysia is the number one destination for Singaporeans in the Asia Pacific region.
Indonesians ranked Malaysia as its second most popular destination, favouring Kuala Lumpur.
What about us Malaysians?
According to the report, Malaysians prefer to travel domestically in 2018, with top local destinations being places such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka, Johor Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Ipoh, Cameron Highlands, Kuching and Kuantan.
As for overseas destinations, Malaysians preferred to go to Thailand and Indonesia.
Where will you look to travel to in 2019? We want to hear your ideas!
Source: World of Buzz