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New York City Sits Atop Priceline.com's List Of Top 50 New Year's Party Spots



New York City Sits Atop Priceline.com's List Of Top 50 New Year's Party Spots

Florida and theme park destinations also come up big for ringing in the New
Year

PR Newswire

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 24, 2012

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN)
today released its 9^th annual list of the Top 50 destinations for ringing in
the New Year. New York City topped the list, with the Midtown West area coming
in at number one. Florida destinations took 12 spots on the list, while major
theme park destinations in the Sunshine State and southern California appeared
on the list 7 times. 

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
days around New Year's Eve.  Commenting on this year's results,
priceline.com's in-house Travel Ekspert Brian Ek said, "This is the second
straight year that New York City has taken the top spot, so revelers will
probably see a crowded Times Square this year. Elsewhere, New Year's crowds
appear to be headed to Florida and southern California where the theme parks
and major parades should see solid turnouts."

Priceline.com's Top 50 New Year's Destinations

#1   New York City, Midtown West
#2   New Orleans, French Quarter
#3    Las Vegas, Strip North
#4   New York City, Upper East Side
#5   Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South
#6   New York City, Times Square/Theater District
#7   Orlando, Downtown Disney/Lake Buena Vista
#8   Miami, Downtown
#9   San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf
#10  Chicago, North Michigan Ave./River North Area
#11  Oahu, Waikiki Beach Area
#12  Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim North
#13  Paris, Champs Elysees/Arc De Triomphe
#14  New York City, Midtown East
#15  Las Vegas, Fremont Street Vicinity
#16  Maui, Ka'anapali/Lahaina
#17  Los Angeles, Downtown
#18  Orlando, Kissimmee
#19  Las Vegas, Strip West
#20  Los Angeles, Hollywood
#21  Minneapolis, Downtown
#22  New York City, Central Park South
#23  Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim South/Orange/Garden Grove
#24  Orlando, Downtown
#25  London, Westminster
#26  Oahu, Executive Center
#27  San Francisco, Union Square East
#28  Nashville, Downtown/Vanderbilt/Metrocenter
#29  Newark, Jersey City/Hoboken/Weehawken
#30  Orlando, Sea World/International Drive/Convention Center
#31  San Antonio, Riverwalk Area
#32  San Juan
#33  Oahu, Diamond Head Area
#34  Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Area/International Drive North
#35  Key West
#36  San Francisco, SOMA/Moscone Center
#37  Los Angeles, Beverly Hills/West Hollywood
#38  New Orleans, Downtown
#39  New York City, Upper West Side
#40  Seattle, Downtown/Pike Place
#41  Miami, South Beach/Central
#42  Las Vegas, Airport Area
#43  Oahu, Ko Olina
#44  Miami, South Beach/Collins Avenue/Oceanfront
#45  Atlanta, Downtown
#46  Ft. Lauderdale, Beach Area
#47  Miami Beach
#48  Las Vegas, Boulder Strip
#49  Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood
#50  Seattle, Seattle Center/Space Needle

Hotel rooms, airline tickets and rental cars are still available on
priceline.com www.priceline.com for the holiday, including many at substantial
savings. Last-minute travelers also can use priceline.com's travel app,
Priceline: Hotels, Flights & Rental Cars(sm). The app is optimized for the
iPhone5 and is available for all iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPad
mini). It can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/priceline-hotel-car-negotiator/id336381998?mt=8&uo=4. 

Priceline.com also offers a version of the app, with hotel and rental car
booking features, for Android, that can be downloaded for free from the
Android market
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.priceline.android.negotiator.
Travelers with other devices can access priceline.com's mobile-friendly
website at m.priceline.com.

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and iTunes are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered
in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a registered trademark of Google,
Inc.

About The Priceline Group

The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel
reservations, with over 270,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is
composed of four primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and
Rentalcars.com - and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides
online travel services in over 180 countries in Europe, North America, South
America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.

Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world,
offering over 250,000 hotels (as of December 4, 2012), 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, or the recently added Express DealsSM, where
travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding. Agoda.com is
an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 38
languages. Rentalcars.com is a multinational car hire service, offering its
reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is provided in
40 languages.

SOURCE Priceline.com

Website: http://www.priceline.com
Contact: priceline.com Press: Brian Ek +1-203-299-8167 brian.e@priceline.com;
Investor Relations: Matthew Tynan +1-203-299-8487 matthew.tynan@priceline.com
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