The Top 10 Destinations Singaporeans Will Be Travelling In 2024 (Including Best Times to Book Flights)

Sihan Chia

Sihan Chia

Last updated 31 March, 2024

Time to score some cheap flights? There's a reason why these top 10 destinations are among the most popular with Singaporeans. 😉

Google has revealed the top 10 destinations Singaporeans are planning to head to based on Google flight search results. From bustling cities to serene getaways, the choices are diverse. Will you be joining the crowds within the bustling metropolis sprawl? Or perhaps you want to avoid the crowds at all costs and appreciate the slower pace of life instead? Read on to find out more.

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Top Destinations From Singapore 2024

  1. Osaka, Japan
  2. Fukuoka, Japan
  3. Taipei, Taiwan
  4. Sapporo, Japan
  5. Nagoya, Japan
  6. Cebu, Philippines
  7. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  8. Da Nang, Vietnam
  9. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  10. George Town, Malaysia

While this list was compiled based on destinations with the biggest year-on-year search increases (according to Skyscanner), here are some other honourable mentions we think you'd agree with as well.

Honorable mentions

  1. Denpasar, Indonesia
  2. Tokyo, Japan
  3. Bangkok, Thailand
  4. London, United Kingdom
  5. Seoul, South Korea
  6. Taipei City, Taiwan
  7. Melbourne, Australia
  8. Paris, France
  9. Sydney, Australia

You probably don't need much introduction to these places, but the main thing to do right now – make good use of the long weekends of 2024.

Date
Day
Holiday
1 January 2024
Monday
New Year's Day
10 February 2024
11 February 2024
12 February 2024*
Saturday
Sunday
Monday*
Chinese New Year
29 March 2024
Friday
Good Friday
10 April 2024
Wednesday
Hari Raya Puasa
1 May 2024
Wednesday 
Labour Day
22 May 2024
Wednesday
Vesak Day
17 June 2024
Monday
Hari Raya Haji
9 August 2024
Friday
National Day 
31 October 2024
Thursday
Deepavali
25 December 2024
Wednesday
Christmas Day

Country Managing Director of Google Singapore Ben King says, “Our data shows a preference for destinations closer to home, with eight out of the top 10 destinations favoured by Singaporeans within Asia Pacific.

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The Million Dollar Question – What's the Best Time to Get a Good Deal?

[Visual] Before you fly checklistSource: Google

If you've been bitten by the wanderlust bug hard and thinking when's the best time to get cheap flight tickets, Ben has a tip for you. 

Based on Google Flights' historical pricing data for trips departing from Singapore, prices tend to dip to their lowest between 4 to 6 months.

The lowest point hovers around 5.5 months before the travel date. Which means if you already have year-end plans in mind, please just go ahead and book now. 

Given most Singaporeans' preference to escape to wintry climates, this could be the perfect time to start planning your year-end ski vacation. 

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Who's Hot Among APAC travellers

It could due to our position in the equator, but there's no denying APAC's popularity as a tourist hotspot. Singapore is also a popular choice among our neighbours, claiming third spot on the list and appearing six times.  

From Google's data, 70% of people in Asia Pacific (APAC) are planning to travel within the region, making APAC a hot favourite.

The popularity of the land of the rising sun is undeniable, appearing 22 times in the top 10 lists of countries Google and topping seven of them. 

The top destination searches include Japan, Thailand, The United States, The United Kingdom, and South Korea

Southeast Asia is also a popular choice, with a third of APAC travellers looking to visit the region. Unsurprisingly, Bangkok emerged as the top city, followed by Bali.

With travel back in the cards for Singaporeans, sandy beaches and seaside retreats is surely balm for many a weary soul. 


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