Travel Awards

Asia’s Best All-In-One Destination

Why sacrifice when you can have it all – culture, food, relaxation and recreation – in one city. Read up on the winner and shortlist for Asia's best all-in-one destination in the 2019 Marco Polo Club Members' Choice Awards

Asia’s Best All-In-One Destination

Winner: Tokyo

With a strong regard for tradition and cultural heritage, Tokyo also leads the way in technology, design and fashion. The city boasts world-class architecture and fabulous food, with plenty to satisfy the most curious of minds.

‘Tokyo really does have it all. Enough food that you can never get enough, amazing (and often one-of-a-kind) culture and nightlife, and the knowledge that there is always something more to see, someone else to meet.’ –Adam White, group editor of Cathay’s inflight magazines, and part of our panel of travel experts

Asia’s Best All-In-One Destination Shortlist


Luxury offerings and local experiences, bright city lights and serene green parks, heritage and modernity – Singapore is a city of contrasts that will appeal to visitors of all inclinations.


Stylish boutiques sit beside picturesque beaches, rice paddies stretch away from hipster hotspots, contemporary art and adrenaline-fuelled adventures co-exist, rich local culture combines with natural beauty – Bali is a tropical island like no other.


From street food to fine dining, massages to pool-side indulgence, and shopping to traditional heritage, there’s no chance of boredom in Bangkok, a diverse city with activities for all.

Hong Kong

City life lies just a stone’s throw away from beautiful hiking trails and attractive beaches. Enjoy the best of both worlds in Hong Kong – take to the great outdoors, then shop, dine and dance the night away in style.


From electronics and apparel to sumptuous street snacks, Taipei’s diverse night markets are just part of the city’s appeal – add hiking and hot springs, ancient and contemporary arts, creative cuisine and cool clubs – what more do you need?


Cultural and colonial relics endure, an innovative food scene appeals, temples entice, grand hotels abound – it’s the capital city that gives tourists a taste of the many wonders Sri Lanka has to offer.

Da Nang

From the hustle of Da Nang city and its markets, it’s a short ride to natural beauty or cultural heritage, whether the Ba Na Hills call, the white sand beaches lure or historic Hoi An entices.


Whether you want modern malls or ancient temples, fine dining hotspots or street food hangouts, traditional villages or trendy neighbourhoods, kimchi or karaoke – Seoul is the answer.

Siem Reap

Ancient art and architecture, artisanal crafts, museums and markets, and a contemporary Cambodian dining scene, not to mention plenty of opportunities to relax with pool time and massages – it’s the resort town that keeps on giving.

Cathay Travell Book


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