New York City Is #1 Destination For Memorial Day 2013

            New York City Is #1 Destination For Memorial Day 2013

PR Newswire

NORWALK, Conn., May 16, 2013

NORWALK, Conn., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --New York City's Midtown West
neighborhood is the top destination for travelers over Memorial Day 2013,
according's (Nasdaq: PCLN) annual survey of the Top 50
destinations for the holiday that traditionally kicks off the summer travel
season. In second place on this year's list is Las Vegas's North Strip area. has been publishing its Memorial Day list for 11 consecutive
years, making it one of the longest running prognosticators of travel trends.
The list is based on hotel bookings made through's
family-friendly Express Deals(sm) hotel service, and booking requests made by
travelers using's Name Your Own Price® hotel service, for
accommodations over the upcoming holiday period.

The nation's big cities will be very busy over Memorial Day, according to's findings. New York City neighborhoods appeared 7 times among
the top 50 destinations, followed by Boston (4 times), Washington, DC (4
times), San Francisco (4 times), Chicago (3 times) and Las Vegas (3 times).
"Cooler than normal spring weather in many parts of the country could be
prompting many Memorial Day travelers to choose a city trip over the beach,"
said's Travel Ekspert Brian Ek.

With less than two weeks to go before Memorial Day, there's still plenty of
time to get a deal on a hotel room, rental car, airline ticket, vacation
package or even a cruise by visiting Travelers also
can take advantage of's Ready. Set. Summer Sale!, where Express
Deals hotels are available for up to 50% off normal published rates. This
limited-time sale applies to hotels in all star categories, even the most
luxurious 4- and 5-star hotels, with no length of stay requirement. The sale
runs through June 3rd and all stays must be completed by June 23, 2013.

In addition to the savings, Express Deals customers can choose from hotel
offers that include specific amenities like a pool, on-site gym, free
breakfast, free Internet, even a particular bed type (like two doubles instead
of one king).'s Express Deals typically save customers up to
45%. During the sale period, customers who enter the coupon code READYSET5
when they book their Express Deals will receive an extra 5% savings on top of
the pre-negotiated discount. The extra savings coupon code applies to all
destinations where hotels are participating and all star levels. It also
applies to all dates from now through June 23rd, including the Memorial Day

Last-minute travelers can book their travel through the Priceline app. The
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch version of app, which is free, can be downloaded
from iTunes
iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and
other countries. The Android app can be downloaded for free from the Android

The Priceline Top 50 Destinations List for Memorial Day 2013

#1 New York City, Midtown West
#2 Las Vegas, Strip North Area
#3 Chicago, North Michigan Avenue/River North Area
#4 Paris, Champs Elysees/Arc De Triomphe
#5 New York City, Midtown East
#6 New York City, Upper East
#7 San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf
#8 New York City, Times Square/Theater District
#9 New Orleans, French Quarter
#10 Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South
#11 Oahu, Waikiki Beach Area
#12 Chicago, Millennium Park/Loop/Grant Park Area
#13 London, Westminster
#14 Maui, Ka'anapali/Lahaina
#15 Boston, Harbor Front/Aquarium
#16 Seattle, Downtown/Pike Place
#17 Washington, DC, White House/Downtown
#18 Orlando, Downtown Disney/Lake Buena Vista
#19 Washington, DC, Convention Center/Capitol Hill Area
#20 Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim North
#21 Boston, Seaport District/Convention Center
#22 Las Vegas, Fremont St. Vicinity
#23 Chicago, McCormick Place/Medical District
#24 Buffalo, Niagara Falls
#25 Portland, Downtown
#26 Washington, DC, Dupont Circle/Woodley Park
#27 San Diego, Coronado Area
#28 Montreal, Downtown/City Centre
#29 Boston, Boston Common/Theater District
#30 San Francisco, Union Square East
#31 Charleston, Downtown
#32 New York City, Central Park South
#33 Boston, Copley Square/Back Bay
#34 Miami, Downtown
#35 St. Catharines, Niagara Falls
#36 San Antonio, Riverwalk Area
#37 Austin, Downtown
#38 Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach
#39 Seattle, Seattle Center/Space Needle
#40 New York City, Downtown/Financial District
#41 San Francisco, SOMA/Moscone Center
#42 Cincinnati, Downtown
#43 Key West
#44 Washington, DC, Crystal City
#45 Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores/South Daytona Beach
#46 San Francisco, Financial District/Embarcadero
#47 Orlando, Sea World/International Drive/Convention Center
#48 Savannah, Historic Savannah and Riverfront
#49 Newark, Jersey City/Hoboken/Weehawken
#50 Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim South/Orange/Garden Grove

About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel
reservations. The Group is composed of four primary brands -,, and - and several ancillary brands.
The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 180 countries and
territories in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region,
the Middle East and Africa. is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world,
offering over 295,000 hotels and accommodations (as of May 3, 2013), and is
available in 41 languages. More recent counts are available on the
website. 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'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. is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available
in 38 languages. is a multinational rental car service,
offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations. Customer support is
provided in 40 languages.


Contact: For Press Information: Brian Ek, (203) 299-8167,, For Investor Relations: Matthew Tynan, (203) 299-8487,
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