CCRA Travel Solutions Forecasts Summer Travel Trends

Top 10 Cities For Spring And Summer Vacations In The U.S. & Abroad Unveiled, Based On Travel Agent Hotel Bookings Made Through CCRAtravel.com(SM)

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Our spring and summer hotel booking trends reveal that consumers are traveling to many of the same cities that were popular for summer vacations in 2013.

Fort Worth,Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

CCRA Travel Solutions - a leading provider of global business-related solutions for travel suppliers and travel professionals – today announced spring and summer destination trending based on hotel bookings made by travel agents via the CCRAtravel.com hotel reservations portal. CCRA’s hotel booking trends predict some of the top 2014 summer vacation destinations, and provide insight into the countries and cities of interest for travelers seeking the assistance of travel professionals to book their hotel stays. The top ten domestic and international cities listed below have received the greatest number of hotel bookings to-date through CCRAtravel.com, for arrivals between the first day of spring, March 20th, and the last day of summer, September 22nd, 2014:

Top 10 U.S. Cities:

1.    Las Vegas, NV
2.    New York, NY
3.    Orlando, FL
4.    New Orleans, LA
5.    San Diego, CA
6.    Chicago, IL *NEW
7.    Miami, FL
8.    Atlanta, GA
9.    Fort Lauderdale, FL
10.    Kissimmee, FL *NEW

Top 10 International Cities:

1.    Paris, France
2.    Rome, Italy
3.    Vancouver, Canada
4.    London, United Kingdom
5.    Barcelona, Spain
6.    Amsterdam, Netherlands
7.    Venice, Italy
8.    Florence, Italy
9.    Copenhagen, Denmark *NEW
10.    Madrid, Spain

Based on CCRA’s year-over-year comparisons, Chicago, IL and Kissimmee, FL are both new cities to appear on CCRA’s Top 10 U.S. Cities list for 2014 spring and summer arrivals. Additionally, Copenhagen, Denmark is new to CCRA’s Top 10 International Cities list.

“Our spring and summer hotel booking trends reveal that consumers are traveling to many of the same cities that were popular for summer vacations in 2013, and are continuing to seek the expert advice and unique knowledge that travel professionals bring in planning trips to these leading U.S. and international destinations,” said Dic Marxen, President and CEO of CCRA Travel Solutions. “We are delighted with the growing number of travel agents who are using our CCRAtravel.com booking portal to pass along the best deals to their clients, especially during the busy spring and summer travel season, by booking some of the most competitive hotel rates available through our portal’s expansive selection of over 180,000 hotels worldwide.”

These spring and summer 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. Qualified travel agents can register to use the CCRAtravel.com hotel reservations portal for free, by visiting: ccratravel.com/app/register/register.aspx.

About CCRA

Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions has been a global solutions provider in the Travel Industry for forty years 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% 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.wiley(at)ccra(dot)com.