Agoda reveals Japan market survey results on “Travel Trends for Golden Week 2019” Young adults and short breaks set to dominate travel

With extra holidays to mark the ascension to the throne of Japan’s new Emperor on May 1 providing an unprecedented ten-day national holiday this Golden Week, young Japanese adults are taking heed of the advice to take a well-earned break, with 49% of 18-24 year olds and 39% of 25-34 year olds planning a trip according to Agoda’s Go Further and Do More survey. Those aged 55-64 are least likely to go traveling over this period, with only 19% set to do so. Also, 37% of people from the populous Kanto region (dominated by the megalopolis of Tokyo and its suburbs) are travelling this year and almost one third of respondents in Kanto are exploring neighboring cities during Golden Week.

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Attention Shopaholics! Six shopping destinations around the world to put on your 2019 list

There are many ways to lift one’s mood, but retail therapy is undoubtedly a popular choice among many Indonesians, especially when they travel. Shopping overseas can be a way to get to know a place and bring back something tangible from your travel experience and that’s why Agoda, one of the fastest growing digital travel platforms, shares six destinations around the world to unleash the shopaholic in you! So whether you are a window shopper, bargain hunter or limited edition collector, Agoda has you covered.

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Four remarkable women to inspire your travel this Women’s Month

From fighting for women’s right to vote to summiting Mt. Everest, conquering flying, and rescuing gentle giants, women have proven time and again there’s nothing they can’t do.

So as we celebrate Women’s month, Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTAs), highlights destinations and exciting activities that allow you to visit new places while paying homage to some amazing women pioneers.

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Have a colorful time (literally) on your next holi-day

Historically marking the arrival of spring, Holi has evolved as a celebration of love, fertility, friendship and youth. It’s an opportunity for people to get together with friends and loved ones to have good old-fashioned fun. Central to the celebration is an afternoon devoted to playing with water, covering each other in colored powders known as gulal, and indulging in sweet treats – a day that children (and adults) look forward to all year.

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Experience Art: Agoda highlights seven design-led hotels worldwide

Design plays an important role in shaping the travel experience. Exploring a new city engages all our senses and thoughtful design impacts the memories we create of any new destination. To mark Design Shanghai 2019 which takes places from 6-9 March 2019, Agoda, one of the fastest growing digital travel platforms, shares a list of unique design-led hotels from around the world, which with their thought-provoking and evocative design, each of these beautiful properties promises guests a memorable stay.

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Agoda picks six best destinations to get your fill of cherry blossoms

With spring around the corner, it means cherry blossom season is coming. Take this chance to spend some quality time with your loved ones beneath the beautiful sakura trees. While Japan and Washington, D.C. are the most famous places to enjoy cherry blossoms, it is possible to see these trademark pink flowers in other locales around the globe. Agoda, one of the world’s fastest growing online travel agents (OTA), shares some of the best across Asia, America and Europe to enjoy the age-old tradition of hanami, or “flower viewing” in Japanese.

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