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Year in Review 2023: Yahoo Singapore readers’ most searched online travel portals

The most searched online travel portals based on your browsing behaviours!

Check out Yahoo readers' most-searched stories of 2023.
Check out Yahoo readers' most-searched stories of 2023.

Every year, Yahoo Singapore looks at the most searched terms across our platforms for a finger on the pulse of the online community. From tech products to celebrities, the data don't lie when it comes to the most popular searches in Singapore.

What has changed from last year's Year In Review? Here is the 2023 list of Yahoo Singapore's most searched online travel portals.

Read:
Year in Review 2023: Yahoo Singapore readers’ top 10 travel-related searches

10. Chan Brothers Travel

At number 10 is one of Singapore's largest travel agents and tour operators, Chan Brothers Travel. Boasting plenty of itineraries covering a wide range of destinations, you're bound to find a package, private tours, free-and-easy travelling, international and regional cruise lines, and more for your holiday needs.

9. Royal Caribbean Cruise

Based in Miami, Florida, Royal Caribbean is the largest cruise line by revenue and second-largest by passenger counts. With some of the largest cruise ships in circulation, and a myriad of entertainment options on board, it's one of the best cruises for families.

Check out Spectrum of the Seas Cruise by Royal Caribbean International here

8. Expedia

Expedia is one of the earliest travel fare aggregators online since 1996. It's currently a one-stop travel site that allows you to search anything from flights to attractions, trawling through various sites to hunt down the cheapest prices across categories.

Recently, they've just released 2024 travel predictions based on data they have, and one of the interesting predictions highlighted was how travel to destinations inspired by popular TV series or movie scenes are gaining traction. Would you check out these three destinations based on their report?

Romania

Inspired by “Wednesday” season 2

The medieval Saxon village of Biertan and its fortified church during a dreamy morning. Photo taken on 17th of August 2023 in Biertan, Sibiu County, Romania.
The medieval Saxon village of Biertan and its fortified church during a dreamy morning. Photo taken on 17th of August 2023 in Biertan, Sibiu County, Romania. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Paris

Inspired by “Emily in Paris” season 4

Paris is still the city of romance (Photo: Gettyimages)
Paris is still the city of romance (Photo: Gettyimages)

Korea

Inspired by “Squid Game” season 2

Two lovely women in hanbok stroll through the traditional-style homes of Seoul's Village.
Two lovely women in hanbok stroll through the traditional-style homes of Seoul's Village. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Expedia.com

7. Booking.com

Founded in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the world’s leading digital travel companies. With a mission to make it easier for everyone to experience the world, Booking.com lets you book not just hotels, but also flights, car rentals, attractions and airport taxis.

Booking.com, too, has data that can pull out insights into the behaviours of travellers. Is it any surprise to you that these places came up top in the Most Searched Destinations in Nov/Dec 2023 by Singaporean travellers?

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo tripping with an onigiri (Photo: Gettyimages)
Tokyo tripping with an onigiri (Photo: Gettyimages)

Read:
Japan travel: 15 things to do in Tokyo

Osaka, Japan

Panoramic view along the Dotonbori Canal beneath the iconic neon billboards of this busy and popular shopping and restaurant district in the heart of Osaka, Japan’s vibrant second city.
Panoramic view along the Dotonbori Canal beneath the iconic neon billboards of this busy and popular shopping and restaurant district in the heart of Osaka, Japan’s vibrant second city. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Read:
Japan travel: 10 things to do in Osaka

Taipei, Taiwan

Liberty Square Arch in Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall with blue sky background and reflection on ground.Shot in the morning after raining.The meaning of the Chinese texts on plaque is
Liberty Square Arch in Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Photo: Gettyimages)

Read:
Taiwan Travel: 18 things to do in Taipei

Booking.com

6. Jetstar

Headquartered in Melbourne, Jetstar is an Australian low-cost airline and a subsidiary of Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. What makes Jetstar stand out is its exclusive club, Club Jetstar. For a small premium, you can enjoy member-only fares, 20 per cent off bags and seats, and 10 per cent off Jetstar Travel Insurance. These discounts are also applicable to up to four of your friends and family members under the same booking.

5. Klook

Want to secure your theme park one-day pass? Or any ticket, for that matter? Klook can help you skip the queue at the box office, in addition to offering you the best deals. No matter what kind of travelling activities you’re looking for, you can book them easily through Klook. For a more complete experience, it's also possible to book your accommodations and rides on Klook.

Klook.com

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4. Skyscanner

Ever felt like it’s too troublesome to search individual websites for the best flight deal? This is where Skyscanner comes in, which consolidates the best rates available based on your requirements. Whether you need the cheapest or the fastest flight, Skyscanner is the Google of flight searches. It has also expanded its services to offer hotel search and car hire.

Skyscanner too, has revealed in their 2024 travel trends report that 10 out of 10 trending destinations for Singapore travellers in 2024 are in Asia. The biggest factors driving the choices for 2024 are: the food (75%), attractions (70%), and weather (66%).

Skyscanner search results for trending destination searches (Photo: Skyscanner)
Skyscanner search results for trending destination searches (Photo: Skyscanner)

It's further cemented the fact that Singaporeans do love Japan very much.

When it comes to the most popular activities to do on holiday, culture is high on the agenda, with shopping (58%), sampling local food (54%) and historical tours (46%) coming out on top.

Skyscanner

3. AirAsia

Airasia may be better known as the Malaysian low-cost carrier. But it has undergone tremendous transformation over the years to offer more than just cheap flights. Now, you can even book hotels, transport and activities on its portal.

Apart from earning Airasia points with your bookings, you can also join their membership by paying a yearly premium. The exclusive membership lets you enjoy free flights and discounts on hotels and rides (terms and conditions apply).

2. Agoda

Agoda is a Singapore online travel agency for hotels, vacation rentals, flights, and airport transfers. It aims to make affordable travel accessible to more people by making searching and booking travel as easy and stress-free as possible.

Agoda also offers a tiered loyalty programme where you can get different exclusive deals based on your loyalty status. Your bookings on Agoda earn you AgodaCash as well, which you can redeem for instant savings on your next eligible booking.

Agoda

1. Trip.com

New on this list is Trip.com, which shot straight to the top of the list with an easy-to-use interface that allows you to search for anything specific to the country you're looking at. Trip.com Group is one to watch for, as it is currently the largest online travel agency in China, and from the looks of it, is aggressively expanding worldwide with great deals for travellers.

Trip.com

Check airfare here: Skyscanner | Trip.com | Expedia
Book accommodations and activities here: Agoda | Booking.com | Klook | KKday | HotelsCombined | LuxuryEscapes
Save big, get the all-inclusive pass & explore your destination in-depth: GoCity
General info here: Tripadvisor
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