KL in Top Destinations List for Malaysians and Regional Travelers’ Labor Day Break

April 30, 2018

With multiple public holidays in May, Malaysians are taking advantage for a mini break according to the latest research from global online booking platform agoda. The research reveals top ten destinations for Labor Day weekend where Kuala Lumpur tops the list for domestic travellers and is also within top ten for travelers across the region.

Travel fever has hit Malaysians as three national public holidays and five more dates of the month slated as holidays in various states within the country. Many will take additional leave on the previous Monday before Labor Day that falls on Tuesday, 1 May, to round out their own mega four-day weekend, maximizing their time for travel. 

Agoda research also shows Malaysians are more inclined to celebrate Labor Day in their own backyard by taking advantage of nearby cityscapes, beaches and historical culture. Langkawi (#3), Malacca (#4) and Penang (#5) all sit in the top five most favorite spots among Malaysians.

Ranking Destination (Top ten destinations for Malaysian travelers)

1 Kuala Lumpur
2 Bangkok, Thailand
3 Langkawi
4 Malacca
5 Penang
6 Seoul, South Korea
7 Taipei, Taiwan
8 Cameron Highlands
9 Hat Yai, Thailand
10 Kota Kinabalu

Regionally, East Asian cities Tokyo (#1), Osaka (#3), Hong Kong (#4) and Taipei (#5) are the most popular destinations Asian travelers headed this Labor Day. Bangkok, world famous for its attractions as in shopping, dining and nightlife, is the only South East Asian capital that made it as runner up while KL is placed eighth in the list.

Ranking Destination (Top ten destinations for Asian travelers)

1 Tokyo, Japan
2 Bangkok, Thailand
3 Osaka, Japan
4 Hong Kong
5 Taipei, Taiwan
6 Seoul, South Korea
7 Singapore
8 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 9 Bali, Indonesia
10 Kyoto, Japan
About the research

Destination booking data was collated for Labor Day dates in 2018 in Malaysia and across Asia.
About agoda

agoda (Nasdaq: BKNG) is one of the world’s fastest-growing online travel booking platforms. Established in 2005, the start-up quickly expanded in Asia and was acquired in 2007 by Booking Holdings Inc. – the world’s largest seller of rooms online. agoda is headquartered in Singapore, with 53 offices in major cities across over 30 countries and over 3,700 staff worldwide. It provides a network of over 1.9 million accommodation properties, including apartments, villas, homes, and hotels backed by over 15 million real traveler reviews. agoda was a pioneer in non-hotel accommodation, offering villas and homes throughout the region from the very start.

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