Revealed: The Top 5 Trending Destinations For A Quick Labour Day Getaway

A well-deserved break from your daily grind

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go ~

If you’re one of those hardworking girlies whose daily life revolves around work, this Labour Day is your chance to unwind, explore, and even travel across the globe.

Just in time for the May Day holiday, Group releases its list of Labour Day Travel Trends 2024 featuring the hottest travel destinations from Asia, with key cities such as Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Taipei. Let’s unpack and discover why these countries are on the list of travellers’ favourite holiday destinations. 

Top 5 most popular cities this Labour Day holiday

Tokyo Tower + Cherry Blossom

Tokyo Skytree in a cherry blossom point of view. (Photo from: @visitjapanjp)

1. Tokyo, Japan

Aside from its IG-worthy and tourism favourite cherry blossom season, Japan’s booming tourism industry continues to rise. Tokyo, its capital city blooms further with its futuristic buildings, high-end fashion, and sophisticated culture. Its long list of tourist spots will surely feed the souls of visitors, however, for those who have only a few days, here are the top three attractions that shouldn’t miss your bucket list.

Asakusa’s ancient Buddhist temple — the most popular among culture-lover tourists highlights its exquisite religious structures and photogenic Kaminari-mon Gate with its massive red paper lantern.

Tokyo Tower — if you’re feeling brave and adventurous, climb the 600 steps up the outdoor staircase or even stand on the glass floor to admire the stunning view of the city below your feet.

Ueno Park — home to six museums, historic temples, Ueno Zoo, and one of the best spots for cherry blossom viewing. If you’re travelling with your loved ones and looking for more family-friendly Tokyo spots, we’ve got you covered. Learn more about it here.

2. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Thailand Buddha

Monumental image of Buddha. (Photo from: @tourismthailand)

Sawadee Ka! The Land of Smiles also offers a lot of exciting places to visit to take your well-deserved break. Spend time admiring the amazing architectural design of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, pay homage to the sacred Jade Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) or the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), or cruise past the temples and mansions on the Chao Phraya River (River of Kings). You’ll surely have a relaxing yet adventurous time in this culture-rich city. Meanwhile, Thailand is also known for its stunning beaches, check them out here.

3. Hong Kong

Being a world-class centre of business, culture, and trade, Hong Kong is known as the Jewel in the Orient with international flairs. Its iconic skyline, dynamic food scene, and multicultural influences make it popular for tourist visits. You can visit one of the city's oldest temples, Man Mo Temple; ride on the Peak Tram for a bird’s eye view of Victoria Harbor; or immerse in the electric atmosphere of Temple Street Night Market. And if you’re up to discovering the different sides of the city, add these key spots to your Hong Kong itinerary.

4. Seoul, South Korea

Ready to feel the Hallyu vibes? South Korea is also a top destination for tourists as the popularity of K-pop and K-drama continues to rise globally. Its capital city Seoul caters to a perfect mix of modern and traditional scenic spots. Admire the architectural design of Gyeongbokgung Palace, dress up in Hanbok at Bukchon Hanok Village, go sightseeing in the city’s panoramic view in Namsan Tower, or even have a relaxing picnic at Hangang Park. And if you’re seeking to taste local authenticity, head on to Mangwon Market and discover gastronomic Korean foods. From palaces to skyscrapers, be sure to take a snap of these amazing attractions.

Planning to visit Busan soon? Check out our guide here.

5. Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 at sunset

Perfect for skyscraper and sunset lovers! (Photo from: @taipeitravels)

Feel the nostalgic vibes of ‘Meteor Garden’ as you visit Taipei, the heart of Taiwan. Among the landmark attractions is Taipei 101, where visitors can get a stunning night view of the entire city, the Taipei National Palace Museum to experience the Chinese traditional culture, and YongKang Street, a dazzling night market famous for gourmet snacks. You can also opt for an exciting city life yet closer to nature trip using our guide here. 

‘Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul’. After months of hard work, what better way to recognise and celebrate the fruit of your labour than by travelling? Whether you’re travelling alone or with your loved ones, Labour Day presents a well-deserved opportunity for workers to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge, so better pack those bags and get that #TravelGoals.

Travelling solo? Check out our travel guide for independent girlies.

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