Stats: Tokyo, Paris and NYC Top New Year’s Eve Destinations for 2018

Crowds gather to celebrate New Years Eve in New York City's Time Square
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Tokyo, Paris and New York City are the top destinations to ring in 2019, according to the online travel agency Agoda, with more than a third more people opting to get away to celebrate on New Year's Eve (NYE).

A top 10 NYE destination for many markets globally and number one for Chinese and Singaporean travelers, Tokyo's appeal continues with a jam-packed itinerary of concerts, parades and light shows making it the perfect destination to cast off the old and welcome in the New Year.

It's no wonder Paris, boasting endless themed parties, New Year countdowns at popular landmarks and shows for the whole family, has secured the top spot for NYE travel in Europe. The "City of Love" is a top ten for their British neighbors as well as travelers from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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The ball drop at Times Square in New York City is one of the most iconic and star-driven celebrations of NYE in the world, so it comes as no surprise that New York City is the top North American destination for travelers globally and number two for Americans traveling domestically for NYE.

Top 2018 NYE Destinations

  Asia Europe North America
1 Tokyo Paris New York City
2 Bangkok London Las Vegas
3 Taipei Barcelona Los Angeles
4 Seoul Rome Orlando
5 Osaka Berlin Oahu
6 Pattaya Amsterdam San Francisco
7 Taichung Istanbul Chicago
8 Hong Kong Prague New Orleans
9 Bali Madrid Miami
10 Chiang Mai Milan Toronto

NYE destination data for American travelers:

  • Las Vegas is the top NYE destination for American travelers again in 2018.
  • New Orleans, which will be celebrating its Tricentennial throughout 2019, makes the top ten list coming in this year at number eight.
  • Those celebrating NYE abroad will be headed to long-haul destinations in Asia -- Tokyo (#2), Bangkok (#5) and Taipei (#10).
     

Agoda's Top 2018 NYE Destinations for American Travelers

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Tokyo
  3. New York
  4. Orlando
  5. Bangkok
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Chicago
  8. New Orleans
  9. San Francisco
  10. Taipei

Source: Agoda

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