Stat: Rome, Sydney and Paris Lead Winter Holiday Travel

CCRA Travel Commerce Network has released a look at the top U.S. and international holiday travel destinations based on bookings made by travel agents via the hotel booking engine. 

The top 5 U.S. and international destinations for hotel stays between December 19 through January 10 forecast where U.S. consumers are traveling during the busy Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday weeks, and Paris is included as one of CCRA’s newly trending international holiday travel destinations.

“Based on our hotel booking trends report, warmer-weather coastal cities throughout California and Florida continue to be very popular U.S. winter travel destinations this year,” said Dic Marxen, president and CEO of CCRA. “Of particular interest are three new international cities that are luring more U.S. travelers this winter holiday season: Sydney, Buenos Aires and Paris. Following the recent terror attacks in Paris, our hotel bookings suggest that U.S. consumers have not cancelled their pre-arranged holiday trips to Paris."