HotelPlanner.com Reveals a 32% Increase This Year in Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

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To Combat Rate Increases Across the Board, the company is offering a Black Friday Weekend Sale

The Thanksgiving Day holiday is right around the corner and represents the year’s busiest week for travel in the U.S. This year was no different. In fact, travel bookings taking place this week (Sunday-Saturday) were up 32% YOY, with a 10% increase on average in top U.S. cities, according to HotelPlanner.com, a leading online provider of group hotel bookings and individual hotel stays worldwide.

Nearly half of these bookings represent groups traveling for weddings - a 97% increase in this category from last year - while 25% represent groups traveling for family reunions - a 100% increase. Despite rate increases across the board, this year’s top U.S. cities for group travel over the Thanksgiving holiday week all experienced a 10% rise in hotel bookings. These cities include:

1. New York City - up 12%
2. Miami - up 11.3%
3. San Francisco - up 10.5%
4. Boston - up 10.2%
5. Los Angeles - up 10%
6. Washington DC - up 9.6%
7. Chicago - up 8.5%
8. Philadelphia - up 7.3%

HotelPlanner.com identified the following hotels where travelers can still get great deals for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Additionally, the company is offering a Black Friday Weekend sale at http://www.hotelplanner.com giving travelers the opportunity to book rooms at a 30% to 50% discount up to one year in advance.

New York:

Wyndham - $189
Radisson - $277
Best Western - $208
IHG - $160
Cambria|Ascend - $275

Miami:

Wyndham - $140
Best Western - $112
IHG - $159
Cambria|Ascend - $101

San Francisco:

Wyndham - $183
Radisson - $91
Best Western - $99
IHG - $128
Cambria|Ascend - $82

Boston:

Wyndham - $111
Radisson - $104
Best Western - $79
IHG - $119
Cambria|Ascend - $139

Los Angeles:

Wyndham - $110
Radisson - $135
Best Western - $144
IHG - $157
Cambria|Ascend - $131

Washington, DC:

Wyndham - $213
Radisson - $64
Best Western - $81
IHG - $80
Cambria|Ascend - $94

Chicago:

Wyndham - $84
Radisson - $117
Best Western - $76
IHG - $82
Cambria|Ascend - $99

Philadelphia:

Wyndham - $124
Radisson - $91
Best Western - $99
IHG - $128
Cambria|Ascend - $144

About HotelPlanner.com:

HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services in the global group hotel marketplace, and an established resource for group event planners and hotel partners alike. Today, HotelPlanner.com provides its group travel technology expertise to over 4,200,000 group event planners globally while servicing an estimated $10 billion in 2018. The company’s robust technology and automated rate checkers provide customers with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide, making it easier and faster to book hotels for any corporate and leisure event. With its new eRFP group booking system, “Book-in-Block” and licensing technologies, HotelPlanner.com continues to advance the group booking process online for direct clients, market leading affiliates and hotel partners worldwide.

HotelPlanner.com’s Pro Sports Team clients most notably include, the Washington Redskins Professional Bowlers Association, and partnership with USA TODAY Sports Active Alliance. On an international scale, clients include, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, European Professional Golfers (EuroPro), Triple Crown Sports, Matchroom Sport, Super League (Rugby), AFC Wimbledon, Euroleague Basketball, Millwall F.C., Hella Verona F.C., and Swansea F.C.

Customers can visit HotelPlanner.com online at http://www.hotelplanner.com, or on its mobile app, which provides users with the lowest, real-time hotel rates and availability, detailed hotel information and an easy booking tool right from the palm of their hand. They can also follow HotelPlanner.com on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and its Everything’s Better Together blog.

Founded in 2002 by CEO Tim Hentschel and CIO John Prince, the company provides 24/7 customer service and has offices in London, England (European Headquarters), Hong Kong (Asian Headquarters), Amsterdam, West Palm Beach, FL (USA Headquarters), and Las Vegas, Nevada.

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