Priceline.com Reveals Top Destinations and Trends for 2014 Summer Travel

Priceline.com Reveals Top Destinations and Trends for 2014 Summer Travel

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Las Vegas maintains #1 spot; Best bargains include New York City, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley and Maui

NORWALK, Conn., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With many highly desirable travel destinations sporting lower year-over-year average hotel rates, summer 2014 is looking like the perfect time to take a trip, according to priceline.com.  Additionally, national airfare averages are running about the same as last year, creating more opportunities for travelers to spend on travel without breaking the bank.

"Consumers who shop carefully will find that, for many destinations, summer 2014 is a buyers' market for travel," said Brian Ek, travel editor for priceline.com.  "This past winter's 'polar vortex' effect kept many would-be travelers at home, and now many destinations are working extra hard with amazing deals to lure spring and summer tourists."

Priceline.com has located several bargain destinations for the season, where the average daily room rates are below last year's summer rates.  These destinations include:

Destination

Average Daily Room Rate

(ADR)

 

ADR Percent Decrease YOY

Maui

$188/night

-10%

New York City

$197/night

-8%

Napa Valley

$164/night

-6%

Yosemite area          

$143/night

-6%

Lake Tahoe

$112/night

-5%

Santa Barbara

$172/night

-3%

Based on advance hotel bookings made on priceline.com, the company has also pinpointed travelers' Top 10 Summer Destinations:

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. Orlando, FL
  3. New York City, NY
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Orange County, CA
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Washington, D.C.
  9. Los Angeles (Central L.A.), CA
  10. Oahu, HI

The Top 10 Summer Beach Destinations, based on advance priceline.com hotel bookings, are:

  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Oahu, HI
  3. Myrtle Beach, SC
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Virginia Beach, VA
  6. Maui, HI
  7. Ocean City, MD
  8. Puerto Rico
  9. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  10. St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

And, the Top 10 International Destinations are:

  1. London, England
  2. Paris, France
  3. Toronto, ON
  4. Vancouver, BC
  5. Rome, Italy
  6. Montreal, QC
  7. St. CatherinesNiagara, ON
  8. CancunCozumel
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Amsterdam

In addition to uncovering the season's best bargain destinations, priceline.com also offers a variety of products to ensure travelers find the very best deal for their getaways.  These products include the popular Name Your Own Price bidding tool for airfare, hotels and rental cars as well as Express Deals, which can save travelers up to an additional 55 percent off retail hotel rates without bidding.  Travelers on-the-go can also download priceline.com's award-winning mobile app, which offers Tonight Only hotel deals, with discounts up to 50 percent.

Priceline.com is part of the Priceline Group of online travel companies (NASDAQ: PCLN).  For more information, please visit www.priceline.com/news or connect with priceline.com on Facebook and Twitter.

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About priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], 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, or the recently added Express Deals®, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.

For Press Information: Leslie Cafferty (203) 299-8128 leslie.cafferty@priceline.com

For Investor Relations: Matthew Tynan (203) 299-8487 matt.tynan@priceline.com

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