New York Tops the list as the Number Holiday Travel Destination for 2012

 

 

According to new data released today by Orbitz (www.orbitz.com) New York City ranks as a top destination for Christmas and New Year’s according to new data released today by Orbitz (www.orbitz.com). The Orbitz Holiday Travel Insider Index analyzed hotel and flight booking data to rank the most popular holidays destinations for 2012 and the Big Apple came in second for both Christmas and New Year’s, trailing only perennial family hotspot, Orlando.

  • Thanks in part to price drops, Orlando again takes the top spot. The family-friendly destination is seeing a 4% decrease in average airfare and 7% decrease in hotel stays over Christmas. Airfare prices are higher across the board during Christmas, with Orlando’s average airfare $412 for Christmas as opposed to $291 for New Year’s.

 

 

 

 

 

Top Christmas Destinations1

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 -2% $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%

1 Top 10 Christmas travel destinations are based on Orbitz.com hotel bookings for travel from December 23 – 27, 2012

 

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 -8% $291 $317 -8%
2 New York $435 $428 2% $371 $381 2%
3 Las Vegas $216 $233 -8% $337 $323 -8%
4 Cancun $349 $299 17% $513 $546 17%
5 Fort Lauderdale $209 $212 -1% $318 $288 -1%
6 Los Angeles $182 $160 14% $488 $461 14%
7 Denver $134 $152 -12% $347 $291 -12%
8 San Juan $222 $239 -7% $494 $414 -7%
9 Maui (Island of Maui) $373 $355 5% $717 $603 5%
10 Fort Myers $144 $134 8% $290 $313 8%

2 Top 10 New Year’s destinations  are based on Orbitz.com hotel bookings for travel from between Dec. 30, 2012 and Jan. 2, 2013

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