Priceline names President Weekend hot spots

priceline.com has compiled the Top 50 Destinations for Presidents
Weekend 2007, with three-quarters of the list dominated by warm-weather and beach locations.
To compile its list of top Presidents Weekend destinations,
priceline.com looked at a sampling of more than 30,000 hotel room
booking requests made by priceline.com customers for the long weekend.
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 says it still has a broad selection of airline
tickets, hotel rooms, vacation packages, rental cars and cruises
available for Presidents Weekend and for the entire Presidents Week.
In addition to warm-weather destinations, priceline.com has ski
vacations and international getaways available. To check out the
deals, visit www.priceline.com.

“After a warmer than average start to the winter, the recent cold
snap across major sections of the U.S. appears to have convinced many
Americans to spend a few days in the sun,” said Tim Gordon,
priceline.com’s Senior Vice President, Hotels. “This is particularly
good news for areas like Florida that had their regional economies
affected by the hurricanes not so long ago.”

Florida was a big winner, taking 16 of the 50 spots on the
Presidents Weekend list. New Orleans scored high on the list, taking
the #8 and #10 spots. California, led by San Diego and Los Angeles,
occupied 12 places on the list. Hawaii enjoyed one of its strongest
performances on a priceline.com Top 50 list, taking 5 spots. In all,
warm-weather destinations took three-quarters of the spots on this
year’s Presidents Weekend list.

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