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Friday, May 19, 2023

Google Flights has got you covered with the most-searched destinations for the months of June to August 2023

No matter what season of the year it is, Filipinos are always up for a trip. 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!


But if you're still looking for inspiration on where to go next, Google Flights has got you covered with the most-searched destinations for the months of 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
  1. Hong Kong
  2. Manila
  3. Seoul, South Korea
  4. Kalibo
  5. 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 if you’re wondering where they’re heading to when they visit, 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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