Jakarta and Bali are the two favorite tourist destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021-2022, according to the latest data from Agoda. Jakarta is in the first place, then followed by Bali in second place, Bandung in West Java in third place, Yogyakarta in fourth place, and Surabaya in East Java in fifth place.
The top five rankings remained the same on the eve of the new year’s 2020-2021, but the differences were seen in the sixth, ninth, and 10th ranks. Previously, on New Year’s Eve 2020-2021, Malang in East Java was in sixth place, then Makassar in South Sulawesi was in the ninth position, and Medan in North Sumatra was in 10th place.
Meanwhile, on the eve of the new year 2021-2022, Medan rose to the sixth level, while Malang dropped to the ninth level, and Batam Island in the Riau Islands entered the 10th level.
Jakarta offers a variety of interesting entertainment and activities during the New Year. Meanwhile, Bali is still being invaded by tourists amidst the easing of travel restrictions from the government.
The following is a complete list of favorite tourist destinations on New Year’s Eve 2022 in Indonesia:
- Batam Island
For the Asian region, data from Agoda also shows that beaches in Bali are included in the list of favorite tourist destinations for New Year’s Eve, 2021-2022. Apart from Bali, there is also Goa in India which is in the first place, Cebu in the Philippines, Pattaya in Thailand, Jeju Island in South Korea, and Penang in Malaysia.
The tourists want to pamper themselves again after lockdowns. This can be seen from the accommodation choices of tourists on New Year’s Eve 2022. For in Indonesia, tourists consistently choose four and five-star hotels to celebrate the turn of the year. The same consistency also applies to travelers in Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Vietnam.
Meanwhile, tourists in Taiwan and Thailand prefer to stay at four- and five-star hotels rather than one- to 3.5-star accommodations. However, in India, one to 3.5-star hotels remain popular with tourists.
Agoda’s vice president of corporate development, Tim Hughes, said that tourists’ interest in vacations was growing thanks to the reopening of businesses on New Year’s Eve in major cities.
“This year also, tourists take advantage of offers to upgrade to 4-5 star hotels, seen in Taiwanese and Thai tourists who choose higher-star hotels this year, as well as Indonesian, Malaysian, Filipino, Korean and Vietnamese tourists who want to have more fun,” said Hughes.