Top Top 10 destinations for Christmas and New Year’s travel



During this time of the year we look forward to seeing our loved ones. For me, I’m traveling from the Midwest to my home in the great Northwest. I guess I’m eagerly awaiting the rain. Moreover, I’m more inclined to travel to a destination where I can relax and put my feet up in a sandy beach chair. My question to all of you is what are your favorite places to travel?  

In reviewing holiday plans I began to wonder what destinations do people like to go to the most. And are these destinations popular based on income? Popular excursions? Is it based on the romanticism of the city itself? Whatever the reason, we all desire that one destination where we know we are going to build our memories with our loved ones.  Here is a breakdown for hotels around Christmas time according to Orbitz.com.

Rank
Destination
Hotel Avg. Daily Rate 2012
Hotel Avg. Daily Rate 2011
YOY Change
Avg. Airfare 2012
Avg. Airfare 2011
YOY change
1
Orlando
$144
$155
-7%
$412
$430
-4%
2
New York
$354
$322
10%
$406
$386
5%
3
Fort Lauderdale
$198
$204
-3%
$457
$403
13%
4
Denver
$127
$122
4%
$421
$342
23%
5
Los Angeles
$164
$149
10%
$518
$452
15%
6
Tampa
$108
$111
-3%
$401
$395
2%
7
Fort Myers
$159
$149
7%
$470
$461
2%
8
Cancun
$409
$362
13%
$716
$707
1%
9
San Juan
$236
$269
-12%
$660
$558
18%
10
Phoenix
$121
$105
15%
$407
$384
6%

1Top 10 Christmas travel destinations are based on Orbitz.com hotel bookings for travel from December 23 – 27, 2012
New Year’s is also a top traveling time.  So popular in fact that hotel rates often skyrocket and airports are full of travelers regardless of their destination.  So for those of you equally interested in the top New Year’s destinations take a look at the list below:
Top New Year’s Destinations2
Rank
Destination
Hotel Avg. Daily Rate 2012
Hotel Avg. Daily Rate 2011
YOY Change
Avg. Airfare 2012
Avg. Airfare 2011
YOY Change
1
Orlando
$130
$140
-7%
$291
$317
-8%
2
New York
$435
$428
2%
$371
$381
-3%
3
Las Vegas
$216
$233
-7%
$337
$323
4%
4
Cancun
$349
$299
17%
$513
$546
-6%
5
Fort Lauderdale
$209
$212
-1%
$318
$288
10%
6
Los Angeles
$182
$160
14%
$488
$461
6%
7
Denver
$134
$152
-12%
$347
$291
19%
8
San Juan
$222
$239
-7%
$494
$414
19%
9
Maui (Island of Maui)
$373
$355
5%
$717
$603
19%
10
Fort Myers
$144
$134
7%
$290
$313
-7%
2Top 10 New Year’s destinations are based on Orbitz.com hotel bookings for travel from between Dec. 30, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013
Regardless of where you are headed we at Percipia Networks wish you a safe and happy holiday season and prosperous New Year!
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