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Las Vegas Tops Priceline.com’s List of Most Popular Destinations for Christmas Travel 2014

November 26, 2014

NORWALK, Conn., November 26, 2014 . . . Priceline.com’s annual list of top Christmas destinations is out and it appears that, with the early blast of snow and last year’s frigid winter, travelers are overwhelmingly opting for warm weather spots to spend the holidays. In fact, Las Vegas takes the number one spot on the list of top 25 destinations for the December holiday period, based on reservations from priceline.com.

Las Vegas is joined in the top five spots by Orlando, New York City, Orange County and San Diego, all of which held on to a top five ranking from 2013 with the exception of San Diego, which replaced this year’s eighth place holder, Miami.  The city to watch that made the biggest leap this year, however, was Fort Lauderdale, which moved 31 spots from 43 in 2013 to 12 in 2014.

“Beyond warm-weathered U.S. cities and further down the list of top 50 destinations being reserved, international destinations are hot spots for the holidays as well, including Rome, Aruba and Puerto Galera,” said priceline.com Travel Editor Brian Ek.  “For those who have yet to take extra vacation days before year-end and are looking to take advantage of last-minute holiday deals, the Bahamas and Hawaii are offering the best savings, compared to average daily hotel rates in 2013.”

Other bargain destinations with average daily room rates below last year’s include:

Destination Average Daily Room Rate (ADR) ADR Percent Decrease YOY
Bahamas $163.11 -58.0%
Hawaii, HI $130.80 -47.4%
Maui, HI $283.11 -33.9%
Puerto Rico $144.46 -31.1%
Costa Rica $159.51 -30.8%

Priceline.com’s Top 25 Destinations for Christmas 2014

Based on advance hotel reservations made on priceline.com.

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. New York City
  4. Orange County, CA
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. Oahu, HI
  8. Miami, FL
  9. Cancun – Cozumel
  10. Los Angeles, CA – Central L.A.
  11. Puerto Rico
  12. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  13. Costa Rica
  14. Pigeon Forge – Gatlinburg, TN
  15. Phoenix, AZ
  16. Los Cabos
  17. New Orleans, LA
  18. Chicago, IL
  19. Dallas, TX
  20. Palm Springs, CA
  21. Denver, CO
  22. Maui, HI
  23. London, England
  24. Seattle, WA
  25. Bahamas

About priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals®, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.