Close  
  • share this

Boracay 13th best place in the world to spend New Year’s Eve – survey

/ 09:56 AM December 28, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Looking for a great place to celebrate New Year’s Eve? You don’t have to look far. Boracay just got its seal of approval from an online survey of travelers.

Hotel booking site Agoda.com last week released the list of Top 24 destinations for the New Year based on an online survey of 7,000 travelers.

ADVERTISEMENT

Bangkok topped the list with 13.6 percent of the votes. Rounding up the top five were Hong Kong, Bali, Tokyo and Singapore.

The famous island of Boracay in Aklan province bagged the 13th place with 2.49 percent of the global votes.

FEATURED STORIES

Agoda said 78 percent of respondents wanted to spend New Year’s Eve with their family or a significant other, while 18 percent said they wanted to spend it with friends.

On the other hand, four percent of the travelers said they wanted to celebrate the New Year alone.

While most people said they preferred “low-key celebrations” (42 percent wanted a private party with loved ones and 24 percent said they would stay home), 27 percent said they might join public festivities such as the ball drop at Times Square or the Taipei 101 Countdown.

“People who love to travel apparently also love to celebrate. Only 7% of respondents said they would be in bed asleep before the clock chimed midnight,” Agoda said in a statement.

Below is the list of locations that made it to the Top 24:

Location Global Votes
Bangkok 13.60%
Hong Kong 10.77%
Bali 10.62%
Tokyo 9.45%
Singapore 7.97%
Taipei 7.94%
New York 7.26%
Paris 5.35%
London 4.11%
Sydney 3.99%
Amsterdam 2.83%
Dubai 2.56%
Boracay 2.49%
Las Vegas 1.93%
Barcelona 1.63%
Shanghai 1.39%
Rome 1.39%
Rio de Janeiro 1.04%
Goa 0.83%
Berlin 0.79%
Cape Town 0.68%
Buenos Aires 0.48%
Edinburgh 0.48%
Ibiza 0.41%
new-year-eve3-01

Photo from Agoda website

RELATED STORIES

Boracay execs see upgraded drain system

ADVERTISEMENT

Boracay losses estimated at P500M

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Follow @KSabilloINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Boracay, global votes, New Year destinations, survey, Travelers
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

Rock and roll nuns’ biggest gig for Pope

January 18, 2019 05:46 AM

sports

Broner fires up fight hype

January 18, 2019 05:45 AM

newsinfo

Albayalde: Court right forum to explain

January 18, 2019 05:42 AM

newsinfo

Duterte to make pitch for BOL in Cotabato assembly

January 18, 2019 05:40 AM

newsinfo

Ex-military comptroller, wife acquitted

January 18, 2019

sports

Broner fires up fight hype

January 18, 2019

globalnation

China school lessons: All of WPS ours

January 18, 2019

newsinfo

Albayalde: Court right forum to explain

January 18, 2019




© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.