Verdict predicts top five fastest growing tourist destinations in Asia Pacific in 2022 based on estimates from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Malaysia: Year-on-year growth (34,129.7%)

A year-on-year growth of 34,129.7% in international arrivals in 2022 is expected to make Malaysia the fastest growing destination in Asia Pacific, forecasts GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Singapore, Indonesia and China are expected to be the largest source markets for Malaysia in 2022.

2. Hong Kong: Year-on-year growth (18,768.9%)

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Hong Kong will be the second fastest growing destination in Asia Pacific, recording a year-on-year growth of 18,768.9% in international arrivals. GlobalData predicts that China, South Korea and the Philippines will be the largest source markets for Hong Kong in 2022.

3. Thailand: Year-on-year growth (13,328%)

GlobalData forecasts that Thailand will see a year-on-year growth of 13,328% in international arrivals in 2022, making it the third fastest growing destination in Asia Pacific. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, China, Malaysia and India are forecast to be the largest source markets in 2022.

4. Japan: Year-on-year growth (9,717.4%)

International arrivals to Japan are expected to grow by 9,717.4% year-on-year in 2022, making it the fourth fastest growing destination in Asia Pacific, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. GlobalData, further, predicts that China, South Korea and Taiwan will be the largest source markets for Japan in 2022.

5. The Philippines: Year-on-year growth (6,675%)

GlobalData forecasts that Philippines will be the fifth fastest growing destination in Asia Pacific with international arrivals projected to grow at 6,675% year-on-year in 2022. According to GlobalData’s traveler demands & flows database, South Korea, China and the US are forecast to be the largest source markets for Philippines in 2022.

Methodology:

This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Traveller Demands & Flows Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

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