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Where are Singaporeans heading for their year-end holiday?

Singaporeans love to travel. It's a fact. We love our overseas holidays.

So where are we heading to this year?

The figures from a survey conducted at the recently-concluded Natas Holidays travel fair show that our number one destination is Europe.

That's basically a whole continent. Where exactly, you may ask? Italy and Finland are the top two choices.

Number two on the list is South Korea, so don't be too surprised if you hear an assortment of 'lah', ''leh' and 'hor' while shopping in Seoul.

Here are the top 10 destinations:

  1. Europe (22%)
  2. South Korea (15%)
  3. Japan
  4. China
  5. Taiwan
  6. Cruise packages
  7. Australia
  8. Malaysia
  9. USA
  10. Thailand

The results are based on a survey of 5,360 people who visited the travel fair and made a purchase.

A total of 56,189 people went to the three-day fair, which had 1,226 booths and 165 exhibitors. Most bookings were for the year-end travel period, though some did book trips for next year.

Ms Patricia Auyeong, acting chief executive officer of Natas, said: "Europe continues to be Singaporeans’ top destination of choice by a large margin, and we are starting to see a trend in Singaporeans choosing more exotic destinations within the European region."

"And in spite of Singaporean travellers' impressive repertoire of visited places, the evergreen destinations – South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan – continue to draw travellers back year after year."

The next Natas Holidays travel fair ​will be in March next year.

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