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Flight Searches Out of Hong Kong Jump 290% With Bangkok Top Pick

  • Increase came after government cut quarantine, Expedia says
  • Mandatory hotel quarantine reduced to three nights from seven
Travelers in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 8.
Travelers in the departure hall at Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. 8.Photographer: Bertha Wang/Bloomberg

Online searches for flights out of Hong Kong surged by 290% in the 24 hours after the government announced shorter hotel quarantine requirements on Monday, according to travel company Expedia Group Inc. 

The top-trending destination was Thailand’s capital Bangkok, followed by Osaka in Japan, with flight searches jumping tenfold for both from the previous seven-day average, Expedia said. Travel within Asia was the most popular -- strong demand was also seen for flights to Seoul, Phuket and Singapore.