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Priceline.com & agoda.com Release Lists of Top New Year's Party Spots
Dec 26, 2011 (08:12 AM EST)
New York City & Florida are big winners in the U.S., while Bangkok and Singapore are the top destinations in Asia
NORWALK, Conn. and SINGAPORE, Dec. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) and agoda.com today released their lists of top destinations for ringing in 2012. New York City's Times Square is the #1 destination for U.S. revelers, and it marks the first time in seven years that New York City has edged Las Vegas for the top spot on priceline.com's list. Meanwhile, in the Asia-Pacific region, Bangkok and Singapore are the first and second-choice destinations for New Year's party-goers.
Priceline.com's top destinations list is based on thousands of hotel booking requests made by customers of its Name Your Own Price® hotel service for the New Year's weekend. Agoda.com's list is based on hotel reservations made for the upcoming holiday. Hotel room reservations are still available on priceline.com www.priceline.com and agoda.com www.agoda.com for the New Year's weekend, including many at substantial savings.
In the U.S., there were some big winners in the battle for New Year's tourists. New York City neighborhoods took seven of the top 10 spots, and 14 of the 50 spots on the list, followed by Las Vegas, which took six spots. "It appears that New York City will be helped this year by a weather forecast that calls for warmer than usual temperatures over the holiday weekend," said priceline.com's in-house Travel Ekspert, Brian Ek. Florida destinations (Miami and Orlando) took nine spots on the list.
In the Asia-Pacific region, agoda.com President Robert Rosenstein commented, "Thailand remains our top New Year's destination. This is due to a deep supply of high-end product at steeply discounted rates, and the resilient spirit of Thai people, who embrace the holiday season with events, decorations, music and a cheerful attitude."
About The Priceline Group
Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 170,000 hotels (as of November 7, 2011), and is available in 41 languages. More recent hotel counts are available on the Booking.com website. Priceline.com 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. Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 37 languages. TravelJigsaw is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in over 4,000 locations. Customer support is provided in 29 languages.