Vegas Strip top pick for New Year’s

According to a new
priceline.com hotel survey, the Las Vegas Strip is the
most-preferred New Year’s Eve destination for the second year in a
row.

  To compile its list of top New Year’s Eve destinations,
priceline.com looked at a sampling of more than 30,000 hotel room
booking requests made by priceline.com customers for the evening of
December 31, 2006. Since the priceline.com study is based on actual
booking requests, and not on consumer preference polls or votes,
priceline.com believes the study is one of the more accurate
predictors of future travel trends.


  Priceline.com said it still has plenty of hotel rooms, vacation
packages, cruises, airline tickets and rental cars available for those
wishing to celebrate the New Year in a special place. In addition to
its broad selection of published-price travel products, priceline.com
enables customers to save even more by using its Name Your Own Price
services for airline tickets, hotel rooms and rental cars. See
www.priceline.com for examples and full details.


  In addition to Las Vegas, several other destinations showed strong
popularity for ringing in the New Year. Florida destinations took 15
of the top 50 spots on the list, the most of any state. New York City
took four spots, all within the top 10.


  Traditional parade and New Year’s Eve celebration sites scored
well on the list. New York’s Midtown West, home to Times Square, was
#5. Philadelphia, with its Mummers Parade, ranked #28. New Orleans’
French Quarter continued its post-Katrina rebound, coming in at #31.

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  Priceline.com customers also showed a willingness to travel some
distances for their celebrations. Maui and Oahu appeared on the list
five times. Popular international destinations included London (which
made the list twice), Paris and Sydney, Australia.

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