Holidays are a great time to travel and Lunar New Year is no exception. Many travellers choose to bid farewell to the previous year by embarking on numerous festivities that are ever present around the world.
Celebrating Lunar New Year abroad may be a favorable option, however, the majority of Indonesians still prefer to travel domestically. This should not come to a surprise since Indonesia is home to one of the most exotic and alluring places to visit. Locals still show love to their homeland, followed by Australian, Chinese, and Singaporean travellers who are looking to bask in the beauty of “The Emerald of the Equator”.
Big cities, such as Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta, are the top cities booked by Indonesian travellers during the Lunar New Year. Whereas Bali remains the top Indonesian destination for foreigner travellers with Ubud, Kuta, and Seminyak being the top booked cities, proving that Bali’s popularity among international communities still prevails.
As for Indonesian travellers who enjoy crossing international borders to welcome the Lunar New Year, Singapore remains the top destination for travellers from Indonesia. The combination of shopping centers, close proximity to attractions, and absence of VISA restrictions put Singapore as a popular destination for a change of atmosphere during the change of calendar for Indonesians. Other countries on the list include Malaysia, Japan, and Thailand.
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