Here are the top destinations Filipinos want to visit this year
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Here are the top destinations Filipinos want to visit this year, based on their Google searches

Top destinations Filipinos want to visit this year according to Google Search

Filipinos are always up for a trip, no matter what season of the year it is. As long as there’s a few days—or even weeks—off of work or school, you know we’ll take the chance to fly off somewhere!

 Here are the top destinations Filipinos want to visit this year
Here are the top destinations Filipinos want to visit this year

But if you’re still looking for inspiration on where to go next, Google Flights has covered you with the most-searched destinations for June to August 2023. Here are some places you may want to explore for your next few getaways:

Top 10 destinations on Google Flight Searches

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Singapore
  3. Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Caticlan
  5. Cebu
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Manila
  8. Seoul, South Korea
  9. Kalibo
  10. Taipei, Taiwan

Best time to snag a deal

A question that is often on everyone’s mind – when’s the best time to book a flight? By looking at historical pricing data on Google Flights for trips departing from the Philippines, prices have usually been their lowest at around four to five and a half months before departure, with average prices bottoming out four and a half months before departure. Good news – there’s still time to find great deals on flights now.

Asia is a hot destination.

Nothing beats traveling in Asia, though, which is why our own region is still the top destination for most of us here. The top countries Filipinos are searching for on Google are Japan, Thailand, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. The strong popularity of the Land of the Rising Sun is nothing but undeniable, appearing 22 times in the top ten lists of countries we studied and topping seven of those!

With Japan, Thailand, and South Korea making up the top five countries, it’s no surprise that Asia Pacific is the top region for travelers, with 70% of destinations they want to visit soon in the region. Of this, a third are to Southeast Asia, with Bangkok emerging as the top city, followed by Bali and Singapore, a sign that travelers are looking forward to sunny beaches, vibrant cities and amazing food.

Travel picks up in 2023

Google’s data also found the top inbound travel in the first quarter of 2023 – visits by non-residents to the Philippines were from the US, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates. And suppose you’re wondering where they’re heading to when they visit. In that case, it’s probably one of these places: Sundowners Beach Villas in Zambales, Igorot Stone Kingdom in Benguet, Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati, and the  National Museum of Natural History in Manila, which could make an ideal trip if you’re thinking about domestic travel instead of flying abroad.

Excited to make travel plans now that you’ve got some inspiration? Explore and book now, and Google will be here every step of the way!

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Read: Looking for Cheap Flights from Manila? Google Flights launches in the Philippines

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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