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December 14, 2015

Big year ahead for Florida; Bangkok leads as the most affordable international destination

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 14, 2015 . . . With the New Year quickly approaching,, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), analyzed hotel bookings for 2016 to forecast where travelers will be heading. Once again, the number one spot on’s list of top destinations for 2016 goes to Las Vegas, NV, and overall, Florida is the most popular state with multiple warm-weather cities on the list, including Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. While many travelers will be heading stateside to Florida beaches, others will be heading internationally to Asia in 2016, including Bangkok and Singapore.

“Within the U.S., Las Vegas and other big cities like New York City, Miami and San Francisco remain top favorites; however, we’re also seeing the resurgence of interest in traditional Florida destinations, such as Sarasota and Cocoa Beach – both of which have favorable average daily rates under $125 per night on,” said travel editor Brian Ek. “International draws include favorites such as Cancun and Costa Rica in Latin America and newcomers such as Bangkok and Sydney in the southeastern part of the world.”’s Top 2016 Travel Hot Spots

(Based on advance hotel reservations made on

United States International
Las Vegas, NV Cancun/ Cozumel, Mexico*
Orlando, FL Toronto, Canada
Miami, FL Bangkok, Thailand*
New York City, NY Costa Rica
San Francisco, CA London, England
Fort Lauderdale, FL Tokyo, Japan
New Orleans, LA Sydney, Australia
Orange County, CA Auckland, New Zealand*
Chicago, IL Dubai, UAE*
Los Angeles, CA Singapore, Singapore*

*Denotes cities that were not included on’s 2015 top destinations list

To get the most bang for their buck, travelers will be heading to cities like St. Louis, Baltimore and San Antonio in 2016, which offer true Americana cultural experiences without the large crowds of tourists and the heftier price tags. Additionally, those who are looking to get ahead on their travel reservations for 2016 will find hotel deals on under $125 per night for a variety of destinations from coast to coast.’s 16 most affordable U.S. and international destinations for 2016 with the lowest average daily room rates include:’s Most Affordable US Destinations for 2016

(Based on 2016 ADRs on

Destinations Average Daily Room Rate (ADR)
St. Louis, MO $97.45
Daytona Beach, FL $99.45
Tulsa, OK $103.58
Baltimore, MD $107.70
Portland, OR $108.23
Tampa, FL $109.70
Orlando, FL $110.91’s Most Affordable International Destinations for 2016

(Based on 2016 ADRs on

Destinations Average Daily Room Rate (ADR)
Bangkok, Thailand $58.79
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam $62.09
Beijing, China $72.36
Manila, Philippines $78.01
Barcelona, Spain $79.60
Toronto, ON $103.30
Costa Rica $103.74
Tokyo, Japan $114.38
Auckland, New Zealand $120.41

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