Stats: For Cheapest New Year’s Eve Travel, Book Nov. 26 to Dec. 5

Nearly 20 percent of Americans may travel for New Years Eve this year, and the cheapest time to book is between November 26 and December 5, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 Americans by Expedia.

Expedias data shows that booking New Years Eve travel between 21 and 30 days in advance can save around 5 percent on airfare. Travelers who booked 90 days out paid the most, at almost 10 percent more than average ticket prices. In all, the most expensive times to book are prior to September 27 or between December 20 and December 26.

Expedia has also compiled lists of popular and inexpensive destinations for New Years Eve.


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10 NYE Destinations Under $400

  1. Seattle - average ticket price of $309
  2. Salt Lake City - average ticket price of $341
  3. Phoenix - average ticket price of $342
  4. Denver - average ticket price of $342
  5. Tampa - average ticket price of $347
  6. San Francisco - average ticket price of $361
  7. Fort Lauderdale - average ticket price of $362
  8. Nassau - average ticket price of $369
  9. Mexico City – average ticket price of $372
  10. Los Angeles – average ticket price of $377

10 Most Popular Destinations for NYE

  1. New York
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Orlando
  4. Denver
  5. Phoenix
  6. Atlanta
  7. Fort Lauderdale
  8. Chicago
  9. San Francisco
  10. Washington D.C.

Trending Destinations for NYE 2017

(These destinations are seeing a boost in interest this year.)

  1. Philadelphia – 500 percent increase in interest
  2. Hong Kong – 465 percent increase in interest
  3. Bogota – 365 percent increase in interest
  4. Nashville – 235 percent increase in interest
  5. New Orleans – 170 percent increase in interest
  6. Montego Bay – 170 percent increase in interest
  7. Bozeman – 160 percent increase in interest
  8. Bangkok – 130 percent increase in interest
  9. Punta Cana - 65 percent increase in interest
  10. Honolulu – 50 percent increase in interest

Source: Expedia

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