THE NUMBER of Indonesian families looking to travel during the school holidays has increased this year, according to search data on the Agoda platform, up 24% compared to last year. Malaysia is the top destination for international tourists, while Bali remains a favorite within the country.

Based on Agoda accommodation searches for family travel between June 15-July 15, the most searched for destinations by Indonesian families were Bali, Yogyakarta, Bandung, Puncak and Malang. Interest in these cities is also growing, especially for various mid-year holidays such as Eid al-Adha on June 17-18 and the Islamic New Year on July 7.

As for overseas destinations, Kuala Lumpur is the top choice for Indonesian families to go on vacation, followed by destinations such as Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok and Osaka.

According to Gede Gunawan, Senior Country Director at Agoda, said school vacations are a special time to travel, especially for Indonesian families. Traveling with loved ones can enhance the experience of celebrating Eid al-Adha and welcoming the Islamic New Year.

“Indonesia’s enthusiasm for travel is reflected in the various destinations in Agoda’s accommodation search rankings, be it popular domestic destinations like Bali or international favorites like Kuala Lumpur and Singapore,” said Gede Gunawan.

He explained that with more than 4 million vacation properties, more than 130,000 flight routes and thousands of activities, Agoda is the perfect platform for Indonesians to start their journey as they prepare to celebrate the double joy of vacation and travel.

“For this reason, there are attractive offers that can be found on the Agoda website and application, whether to enjoy school vacations at home or to seek adventure abroad,” he concluded. []