Taiwan among most favored countries, areas for touring: Agoda

Taiwan has been ranked as the world's fifth most-favored country or area as a travel destination, Agoda.com, one of the world's largest hotel booking sites, said Wednesday.

Thailand tops the list, followed by Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia and Taiwan, Agoda said.

As for the most favored cities to tour, Taipei was in seventh spot, behind Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, and Tokyo, Agoda noted, citing its latest study.

Agoda, part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group, has 47 offices in over 28 countries and areas around the world.

According to its data, Agoda offered accommodation information of 360,000 hotels and hostels around the world as of November 2013, with the number of hotels and hostels increasing to a half million in 2014.

Source: Overseas Community Affairs Council