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HOTELS & TOURISM | Staff Reporter, Japan

Where are Hong Kong travelers going to this Chinese New Year?

Clue: It's a popular Asian tourist destination.

Japan has emerged as the top choice of locations where Hong Kong travelers want to celebrate this Chinese New Year.

According to a release from Skyscanner, its search data also reveal five Japanese cities come in within the top 10.

Taiwan has also fired the imagination of local travelers. Where Taipei has always been a hot spot for travel over Chinese New Year, Kaohsiung and Taichung make the Top 20 list for the first time beating out exotic Bali, sensational Sydney and stunning Shanghai. 

Here's more from Skyscanner:

Skyscanner’s data also revealed that most Hong Kongers, in looking to make the most of the three-day Chinese New Year public holiday, were looking to depart on 5 (Friday) and 6 (Saturday) of February. Close to 40 per cent of people looking to travel over the 1-14 Feb period were looking to depart over these two days.

Fang Fang, Senior Marketing Manager of Skyscanner Greater China says: “By just taking two days of leave on 11 and 12 February, you can turn the three-day public holiday into a nine-day vacation.”

“With longer-haul destinations like London (#10), Sydney (#17) and Melbourne (#20) figuring within the Top 20, it looks like some savvy Hong Kong travelers may be doing just that, and taking this opportunity to venture further afield.” 

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