London, Paris and Toronto Are Americans' Favorite International Destinations

 London, Paris and Toronto Are Americans' Favorite International Destinations

Mexico City, Tokyo and Dubai rising in popularity according to Hotels.com

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2014

DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ready, set, book! Hotels.com® is helping
travelers fine-tune their itineraries with insights into the best cities
around the world, courtesy of its Hotel Price Index™ (HPI). From London's
regal historic charm to Toronto's captivating art scene, the HPI identifies
2013's most frequented international destinations and forecasts which cities
will continue to gain popularity in 2014. 

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While London and Paris continue to dominate the list of most popular foreign
destinations, several cities saw a significant boost in American tourism in
2013. Toronto surpassed Rome as the third-most popular international
destination for the first time since 2010. With the Canadian exchange at a
three-year low, now is an opportune time for U.S. travelers to cross the
border and explore the country's cultural and entertainment capital.

Mexico City made the most significant stride, jumping into the top 20 as the
17^th most popular destination (from 21^st). The Mexico Tourism Board has been
diligently focused on increasing tourism with its 'Live it to Believe it'
consumer marketing campaign and Mexico City is making efforts to appeal to
more vacationers with its extensive culinary and cultural scene.

On the other side of the world, Dubai commanded the industry's attention with
its world-class facilities, 16 new hotel openings, expansion of new routes
being offered by Emirates Airline, and the opening of the Dubai World Central
airport. Major concerts and sporting events such as the Dubai World Cup and
pop sensation, Justin Bieber's first concert in the Middle East have also
helped Dubai usurp Madrid, Florence and Venice as the 14^th most popular
destination. Other Asia-Pacific destinations that experienced a surge in
American tourism last year include Tokyo (#6), Hong Kong (#7) and Bangkok
(#11).

Domestically, overseas travelers continued to flock to the Broadway lights of
New York, the grand casinos of Las Vegas and the mystical Disney appeal of
Orlando, with Miami and Los Angeles rounding out the Top Five list for the
second year in a row.

Visit Hotels.com to start planning your getaway to any of these trendy cities,
and book on the go by downloading the Hotels.com mobile app for exclusive
savings. Or follow us on Twitter @hotelsdotcom and #TravelHabitsHPI.

Press contacts:
Pat Burek – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 715-1542
Email: Patrick.Burek@FinnPartners.com
@FinnPartners

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
@TravelwithTLC

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with more than 240,000 properties around the world, ranging from international
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LP benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry,
obtaining the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special
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LP'sindustry-leading loyalty programWelcome Rewards^®, customers can earn a
free* night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 90,000 hotels. Under
itsBest Price Guarantee†, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a
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online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for
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access to 20,000 last minute deals. Hotels.com publishes an award-winning
twice-yearly review of international hotel room price trends called the
Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is now produced in 31 individual country
editions, with North American data available atwww.hotel-price-index.com.
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