There has been a significant rise in year-over-year travel by Singaporeans in the first quarter of 2012, according to Zuji Singapore.
The emerging travel trend has seen a 60 percent increase in Singaporean visitors to the Maldives, once seen as an unviable dream destination for Singaporeans.
Due to the increase in flights and the lowering of prices, going on a trip to the Maldives is now a reality, a Zuji Singapore spokesperson told eTB News.
Travellers can now easily search for great deals online and find packages that include flights and accommodation at an affordable price.
Other destinations recorded considerable increases over last years results, with London and Hokkaido each posting a 40 percent rise in travel bookings.
The worlds largest sporting event [The Olympics] helps to drive interest to every country it is held in and we are witnessing that with London, the spokesperson said.
Japan has always been a popular holiday destination for Singaporeans. Over the years, the trend of travellers to only visit Tokyo has moved up to other cities like Osaka, Nagoya, Kyoto, Fukuoka and most notably, Hokkaido.
Hokkaidos long winter season, famous hot springs and activities like skiing attract the adventurous Singaporean traveller.
Even though Spain is suffering economically, bookings in Barcelona doubled those of last year.
Spain is a great place to visit and a country where you can experience the city vibe or beach bliss with an added dose of culture and history, Zuji added.
Over the years, Spanish culture has found ways to influence Singaporeans from food through to music and Flamenco dancing, as well as its popular football teams.
The Eurozone crisis has encouraged travel to Europe, as it has become more affordable giving Singaporeans a stronger incentive to visit and explore.
Singaporeans do have to travel a long way to visit Europe, so it is common to see multi-destination travel in one trip.
However, one-destination vacations are also popular because most European cities are bursting with history and famous landmarks to keep Singaporeans occupied during their holiday no matter the duration.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T