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Big Game Booking: Priceline.com Unveils 2014 Football Game Day Travel Data and Tips for Football Fans in the NYC Area



Big Game Booking: Priceline.com Unveils 2014 Football Game Day Travel Data and
                    Tips for Football Fans in the NYC Area

PR Newswire

Jan. 15

              Despite cold weather concerns, the NYC area is shaping up to be
              one of the most fan-friendly cities for travelers to the big
WHY:          game over other years. Travel patterns in and around the NY/NJ
              area offer key insights for fans who are preparing for the
              biggest football event of the year.
              New booking data from  priceline.com reveals travel trends and
WHAT:         deals in advance of the big game and uncovers how The Big Apple
              "fares" against previous host cities.  Key highlights include:
              Fan Friendly Fares –  With 187% more hotel rooms than New
              Orleans and 576% more rooms than Indianapolis (the sites of the
              2013 and 2012 games, respectively), the greater New York area
              has a lot more options for fans! Average daily room rates are
              comparable with other major cities ($355 average rate across
              star levels in NYC and $233 in the NJ area), but on a percentage
--            increase basis, New York and New Jersey are offering more
              reasonably priced Big Game accommodations than many expected.
              Overall, hotel rate increases in New York and New Jersey for the
              big weekend (93% and 56%, respectively) are far less than in New
              Orleans in 2013 (143% increase) and Indianapolis in 2012 (255%
              increase). While the least expensive rooms are on the Jersey
              side, fans looking for more than just a room – theatres,
              restaurants, designer shopping – should stay in Manhattan.
              Up in the Air – Flights are still available for the Big Game,
              but travelers can expect to spend about 20% more on airfare to
--            the NYC area – a bargain compared to the increases seen during
              the New Orleans and Indianapolis games (59% and 166% increases,
              respectively).
              Local Refugees –  Not everyone's sticking around for the Big
--            Game! Hotel bookings are up 100% in Atlantic City, 30% in
              Boston, 38% in Washington, DC, and 35% in Baltimore from this
              time last year.
              There's Still Time to Book – Hotels are still available through
              priceline.com's "Express Deals," where travelers can save up to
              40% off rack rates. And, rental cars can be booked for as low as
--            $15/day. For travelers looking for the best last-minute deal,
              priceline.com's "Tonight Only" mobile app offers exclusive deep
              discounts and fliers who choose to "Name Your Own Price" 7-days
              or less from their departure can save up to 50%.
WHEN:         Through February 2, 2014
WHO:          Chris Soder, CEO, priceline.com for phone, pre-taped and/or live
              interviews
CONTACT:      Leslie Cafferty, 201-452-6780, leslie.cafferty@priceline.com

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(R) service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or
the recently added Express Deals(R), where travelers can take advantage of
hotel discounts without bidding.

/PRNewswire -- Jan. 15, 2014/

SOURCE Priceline.com

Website: http://www.priceline.com
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