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March 14, 2022

The five most visited tourism destinations in Asia Pacific in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict lists the projected top five tourist destinations in Asia Pacific in 2021, based on international arrivals according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. China – 9.2 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that China will welcome 9.2 million international arrivals in 2021, making it the most popular destination in Asia Pacific. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database Taiwan, Macao and Hong Kong are forecast to be the largest source markets for China in 2021.

2. Indonesia – 1.5 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database Indonesia will be the second most popular destination in Asia Pacific, welcoming 1.5 million arrivals. GlobalData predicts that Malaysia, Bangladesh and Bahrain will be the largest source markets for the destination in Indonesia in 2021.

3. India – 1.1 million arrivals

Expected to welcome 1.1 million 2021, India, will be the third most popular destination in Asia Pacific, according to GlobalData. the US, Bangladesh and Canada are forecast to be the largest source markets for India in 2021.

4. South Korea – 0.9 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, South Korea will be the fourth most popular destination in Asia Pacific, welcoming 0.9 million arrivals. Further, GlobalData predicts that China, the US and Myanmar will be the largest source markets for the destination in 2021.

5. New Zealand – 0.2 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that New Zealand will welcome 0.2 million international arrivals in 2021, making it the fifth most popular destination in Asia Pacific. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Australia, Bangladesh and Austria are forecast to be the largest source markets for New Zealand in 2021.

Methodology:

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

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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