While travel agents are still booking their clients on great vacations to Florida, Las Vegas, and popular European cities, newly trending international destinations including Sydney, Cape Town, and Buenos Aires are luring more U.S. travelers this winter.
Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
CCRA Travel Solutions - a leading provider of global business-related solutions for travel suppliers and travel professionals – today announced 2013/14 winter and holiday destination trending based on bookings made by travel agents via the CCRAtravel.com hotel reservations portal. The top five domestic and international cities booked by travel agents through CCRA’s hotel portal for the winter and holiday travel months are listed below. These trends call attention to several new international cities that travelers are visiting this year, including warmer weather destinations south of the equator where travel agents can score off-season and added-value winter deals for their clients.
Below are the list of cities, in descending order, which have received the most bookings for arrivals between December 1, 2013 and February 28th, 2014:
The Top 5 U.S. Cities For Winter 2013/14:
1. Las Vegas
2. Fort Lauderdale
4. Anaheim *NEW
5. New York
The Top 5 International Cities For Winter 2013/14:
1. San Juan
2. Sydney *NEW
3. Cape Town *NEW
4. Buenos Aires *NEW
Looking specifically at the busy holiday travel period of December 15th, 2013 through January 5th, 2014, the following cities have received the highest number of hotel bookings:
The Top 5 U.S. Cities For Holiday Travel:
1. Las Vegas
3. New York
4. Fort Lauderdale
The Top 5 International Cities For Holiday Travel:
1. Buenos Aires
4. San Juan
“Though we were not surprised to see that iconic holiday destinations such as London, Rome, and New York remain top cities for winter vacations, it was certainly interesting to find several new global destinations appear on our ‘2013/14 top cities for winter travel’ list, including Sydney, Cape Town and Buenos Aires,” said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA Travel Solutions. “While travel agents are still booking their clients on great vacations to Florida, Las Vegas, and popular European cities, newly trending international destinations are luring more U.S. travelers this winter with their warm weather and off-season appeal.”
Based on CCRA’s year-over-year winter hotel booking comparisons, Florida and Las Vegas continue to be popular U.S. winter travel destinations in 2014. Additionally, Anaheim is new to CCRA’s Top Winter Cities list and Puerto Rico’s San Juan has increased in popularity, making it a leading winter travel destination for 2013/14 according to CCRA hotel bookings.
These winter and holiday travel trends are based on hotel bookings made by travel agents via CCRA’s proprietary hotel booking portal, CCRAtravel.com. CCRAtravel.com offers travel agents real-time availability for up to five different rate categories on a single search at over 180,000 hotels worldwide. Agents can choose between GDS rates, Promotional rates, Internet rates, Net rates and the 15 percent Enhanced Commission rate categories. In addition, agents can set their own commission by adding a mark-up to Net rates. Qualified travel agents can register to use the CCRAtravel.com hotel booking portal for free, by visiting: ccratravel.com/app/register/register.aspx.
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions is a global solutions provider in the Travel Industry bringing together professional travel agencies and suppliers around the world via marketing and technology. The company is comprised of the CCRA Call Center Solutions, CCRA Global Business Development, CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions, and CCRA Air Partner Solutions. CCRAtravel.com is CCRA’s proprietary hotel reservation booking engine that provides real-time rates and availability at over 180,000 hotels worldwide and allows travel agents to choose from up to five rate categories on a single search including: GDS rates, CCRA Preferred rates, Internet rates, Net rates and the 15 percent Enhanced Commission rate categories. Additionally, CCRA offers a variety of marketing opportunities to suppliers interested in reaching over 30,000 professional travel planners. For more information, please visit CCRA.com or contact Mary Wiley at mary(dot)wiley(at)ccra(dot)com.