Agoda Reveals Top Destinations for Malaysians in 2024

Agoda Reveals Top Destinations for Malaysians in 2024

Malaysia, 8 December 2023 – As Malaysians gear up for an exciting year of travel with six enticing long weekends and a plethora of public holidays lighting up 2024, digital travel platform Agoda unveils the eagerly awaited destinations capturing the hearts of Malaysians. From international hotspots to domestic gems, discover the top picks that have Malaysians counting down the days to their next adventure.

Top International Destinations in 2023Top International Destinations in 2024
Hat YaiTaipei
TaipeiHat Yai
* Based on bookings made on Agoda

In 2024, Taipei commands the lead as the foremost destination for Malaysian travellers, surpassing its 2023 ranking of fourth place. Known for its vibrant street markets, cultural richness, and the iconic Taipei 101, the city offers a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Similarly, Tokyo has risen through the ranks, claiming its place as the second most coveted destination for 2024, reflecting the evolving preferences and magnetic allure of these vibrant cities for Malaysian globetrotters.

Next year’s international travel preferences further emphasise the enduring popularity of Thailand among Malaysian travellers. The bustling cityscape of Bangkok (#3) and the enchanting Hat Yai (#4) have retained their positions among Malaysians’ top choices. Meanwhile, Seoul (#5) takes a prominent place in the spotlight, surpassing Singapore and solidifying its status as a premier destination for Malaysian travellers in 2024.

Domestic travel hotspots in 2024

Top Domestic Destinations in 2023Top Domestic Destinations in 2024
Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
Johor BahruPenang
PenangKota Kinabalu
MalaccaJohor Bahru
Kota KinabaluLangkawi

Shifting the focus to domestic delights, Malaysians are eagerly anticipating domestic adventures, with Kuala Lumpur (#1) leading the way. The dynamic blend of culture, innovation, and diversity in the cosmopolitan hub ensures a consistently fresh experience, making Kuala Lumpur a perpetual favourite among Malaysian travellers. 

Following closely is the culinary mecca of Penang (#2), Malaysia’s undisputed food haven. The city seamlessly blends historical charm with a thriving cafe scene. The abundance of lifestyle stores add a modern twist to Penang’s traditional allure. Nature-rich destinations also take centre stage, with Kota Kinabalu (#3) and Langkawi (#5) claiming their spots. Securing the number four spot among the top five domestic destinations for 2024, Johor Bahru is a bustling city that caters to every family member with its vibrant theme parks, seaside retreats, and world-class golf courses, ensuring a diverse and memorable spectrum of experiences for all.

In anticipation of their 2024 getaways, Malaysians can book accommodations, flight tickets, and activities all on the Agoda platform.  With over 3.9 million holiday properties to choose from and a reputation of providing travellers with great value deals, the perfect holiday can be booked on Agoda no matter the destination in 2024.

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