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Asiana Flight Crews Say Saipan the Best Family Travel Destination

I have not been to Saipan before, but for whatever reason it is a location that many Koreans I know either have visited or want to visit. It appears that the Asiana flight crews agree with them:

Flight attendants are the latest to weigh in on the debate about the world’s best travel destinations. Asiana Airlines asked 1,825 of its cabin crew members for their preferences for different travel purposes.

As for family-oriented vacations with children, Saipan came out on top with 46 percent. Respondents cited the natural environment, recreational facilities and relatively short flying time from Seoul, according to survey results released on Thursday.

Cebu, one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines, and Phuket in Thailand came next with 13 and 11 percent, respectively.

Bangkok was chosen as the best destination for elderly parents with 33 percent, due to its diverse cuisine, exotic tourist sites and massage spas.

Japan’s Fukuoka, well known for its hot springs, and Okinawa, dubbed the “Hawaii of the East,” came in second and third with 13 and 8 percent, respectively. [Chosun Ilbo]

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  • Onezime
    4:22 pm on April 16th, 2013 1

    Saipan was great. We recommend it to all our friends. The people are friendly, the beaches have crystal clear water, and the prices are reasonable. One of the coolest things about the place is that there are fruit trees everywhere, particularly mango trees. We’d pick fresh mangoes every morning for breakfast.

  • Onezime
    4:24 pm on April 16th, 2013 2

    …and it’s a must for any WW2 history buffs.

  • Bruce K. Nivens
    7:49 pm on April 16th, 2013 3

    Super Rock KYOI used to broadcast out of Saipan on SW back when I was stationed in Korea in the 1980s. We used to monitor it on an extra HF radio we had set up in our office.

    I’ve heard it’s supposed to be quite nice there. I’d like to visit it someday.

  • JoeC
    8:14 pm on April 16th, 2013 4

    It’s great until it becomes THE tourist destination and over-commercialized. Then it’ll be like Yogi Berra said, “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

    Some of my favorite spots from the past have been ruined that way.

    /Korean hiking trails, anyone?

 

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