IT SEEMS Asia reigns in the hearts' of Singaporeans.
Booking website Hotels.com revealed its eighth annual Hotel Price Index in
March and also surveyed Singaporean travellers' most-loved destinations.
In the top 10 were all Asian destinations with Hong Kong taking over as the
new hot favourite toppling all-time favourite Tokyo.
As room rates in Tokyo, Osaka and Bangkok fell, Hong Kong had one of the
highests jumps in Asia. But it seems even that did not deter visitors from
The survey attribute Hong Kong's strong rise to a peaking influx of
business, as well as leisure travellers.
Bangkok was in second seed and Taipei was third.
Tokyo slipped away from Singaporeans' hearts after the March earthquake in
2011. Another Japanese destination - Osaka - also felt the effects in the
aftermath of natural disaster as it fell from sixth to 11th.
Outside Asia, London was the most popular destination, followed by Paris.
There were three US destinations in the list with New York, Las Vegas and
San Francisco, the latter being overtaken by the Big Apple as the number one
choice in the United States