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600,000 travelers across APAC to spend their Lunar New Year away from home

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:55
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Cave with garden at Sacromonte, for Tiger
Enchanted Garden Treehouse (Amenity), for Monkey
Nordic Design Project 22, for Dragon

On average, Airbnb’s booking data shows that family travelers are holidaying over three nights, while couples are taking a longer break of six nights. This comes as no surprise as Lunar New Year 2018 starts just two days after Valentine’s Day and increasingly, people are opting to bask in the festive mood abroad.

BANGKOK, THAILAND - This Lunar New Year, join more than half a million travelers in APAC who are hitting the road to celebrate the festive season with their families and loved ones.  According to Chinese beliefs, where people travel, and other aspects of their lives including their financial status, health and many other factors, are believed to be dictated by the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs.  

Born in the year of the rooster? With Japan as one of the rooster’s auspicious destinations for 2018, why not try your hand at calligraphy during a visit to a temple in Tokyo? Get up to some monkey business if you are born in the year of the monkey by visiting a treehouse in Illinois! Pick from some examples below for a taster of over four million homes and more than four thousand Experiences in auspicious destinations to celebrate with loved ones.

On average, Airbnb’s booking data shows that family travelers are holidaying over three nights, while couples are taking a longer break of six nights. This comes as no surprise as Lunar New Year 2018 starts just two days after Valentine’s Day and increasingly, people are opting to bask in the festive mood abroad.

Rat - People born in the year of 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Auspicious destinations: South Korea, Canada, Russia, China
Enjoy your own cozy, private carriage home, which has all the amenities that you would need in a tiny house.

Ox - People born in the year of 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
Auspicious destinations: Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Australia
Ride the first wave of the Lunar New Year in Bali, while being taught by Bang who has over a decade’s worth of surfing experience.

Tiger - People born in the year of 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Auspicious destinations: South Africa, Spain, France, Italy
Cave in to the travel bug and book your stay at this earth house, situated in the heart of Sacromonte, Granada.

Rabbit - People born in the year of 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
Auspicious destinations: India, Australia, Turkey
Bust out your amazing moves with professional Bollywood choreographer, Gilles, who has more than 15 years of experience under his belt.

Dragon - People born in the year of 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
Auspicious destinations: Russia, Thailand, Poland, Denmark
Kick start your Danish holiday from this organically designed complex with its huge windows that allow lots of light through.

Snake - People born in the year of 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
Auspicious destinations: China, Vietnam, The Philippines, Brazil
Discover Rio de Janeiro from the sea and observe the famous Brazilian landmarks such as Copacabana or the Christ the Redeemer statue as you sail across Guanabara Bay.

Horse - People born in the year of 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002
Auspicious destinations: USA, India, Italy, Mexico, Bhutan
With its floor-to-ceiling windows which allows for tons of natural light as well as its eclectic furnishing, this townhouse in Mexico is centrally located to restaurants, shops and art galleries.

Goat - People born in the year of 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
Auspicious destinations: Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Greece
Taste and experience the unique flavours of Australia through its herbs, spices and fruits, as Ben Mac, a professional chef, shows you how to cook up simple dishes using bush foods in your everyday cooking.

Monkey - People born in the year of 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
Auspicious destinations: Mongolia, Malaysia, USA, Canada
Get up to some monkey business in this tree house just outside of the city and soak in the hot tub afterwards!

Rooster - People born in the year of 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
Auspicious destinations: South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Romania
Pick up Japanese calligraphy skills from Meisui, who has over 40 years of experience, and is keen to share her work and culture so you leave with a deeper understanding of Japanese traditions.

Dog - People born in the year of 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
Auspicious destinations: USA, Australia, Malaysia
Check-in to this giant Beagle bed and breakfast in Idaho, USA when you travel during the Year of the Dog.

Pig - People born in the year of 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
Auspicious destinations: Canada, The Philippines, India, UAE
Join Simon as he takes you sandboarding in Dubai, and share tips on how to level up your skills. Then enjoy a delicious picnic after burning through the sand dunes.

Source: Way Fengshui Group - Fengshui Survival Guide 2018

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vicky Karantzavelou

Co-Founder & Chief Editor

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.