Okinawa selected among Agoda’s top 10 hottest travel spots

March 6, 2014 Wu Li Jun of the Ryukyu Shimpo

Asia’s major hotel reservation site, Agoda.com has chosen its latest Top 10 Hottest Travel Destinations in Asia 2014. Okinawa is one of two travel destinations selected in Japan. Agoda.com’s editorial team praised the ease of travel between Okinawa and the other Asian countries, highlighting that “The easiest way is on a plane from several places in Japan, as well as from Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and China.” It commented that “People in Okinawa are famous for being proud of their own language, culture and cuisine that are each different from the main islands of Japan. People can easily enjoy beautiful beaches, fishing and marine sports.” In 2011, Naha was selected among Agoda’s top 10 hottest travel spots in Asia.

Agoda.com’s editorial team has listed Osaka, Japan, besides Okinawa, and Mandalay, Myanmar, Kenting and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Lombok, Indonesia and other cities in its top 10 hottest travel spots.

Agoda checked reservation patterns and user evaluations, and was helped by local Agoda hotel teams to select the destinations. It was not based on popularity.
The destinations were determined in terms of a tourist destination where tourists can comfortably enjoy and feel a local aspect.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato) 

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