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Aug 08. 2019
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By The Nation

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Nature, beaches, food and drink, landmarks and culture are the five top global reasons to travel, according to new research from Agoda, which has now launched a set of Travel Guides to make travelling even easier.

 Travellers can easily research and explore destinations on their mobile or desktop. The initial launch includes guides to the five popular cities of Taipei, Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, and Paris, with plans to significantly extend the number of travel guides by the end of this year. 

The in-depth Agoda Travel Guides are a veritable goldmine of insider information, featuring insights catered to helping different types of travellers plan their trips. In the 2019 Usage and Attitude Survey from Agoda, Food & Drink was cited the most popular reason to travel for North Asians (67 per cent) and Southeast Asians (61 per cent), with Japan, South Korea and Singapore choosing Food & Drink as their leading reason to take a trip. Gourmands will find the Agoda Travel Guides especially handy, whether they are looking for the best restaurant in Seoul, essential must-try Japanese food in Tokyo or family friendly gastronomy in Taipei.

In addition to important basic tourist and airport information for beginners, a wide range of sample itineraries and day trips are included to enable travellers to easily customise their journey. Insights on the best tourist attractions, night life, shopping and food allow travellers to maximise opportunities to achieve their travel goals – whether to gain new experiences, learn a new skill or rediscover favorite spots. The Agoda Travel Guides also provide details on the best accommodation choices for different types of travellers. 

“While travel has never been so easy, what travelers still find difficult is deciding where to go and how to get the lowdown on the destination. Our travel guides are quick and easy to use and accessible on mobile even when you are on the go. There’s information on food and drink but also so much more including cultural landmarks, the best bars, shopping, or if the mood takes you, even the most romantic destinations,” said Agoda’s Adam Fodor. 

For seasoned travellers, insider tips and tricks are featured to help unearth a unique side to different destinations. Also included in the guides are snippets of information on the city’s history, culture and tradition called Agoda Extras. 

Agoda Travel Guides content is currently available in at least 20 languages including Thai, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and both Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Content will be translated to more languages and be rolled out progressively through the year. Download yours at www.agoda.com/travel-guides.

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