BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve is synonymous with fireworks, countdowns, midnight kisses and incredible celebrations around the world. A recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans1 revealed nearly 20 percent of Americans may travel for the holiday this year, and nearly a quarter plan to be away for more than ten days. To help travelers kiss 2017 goodbye in style, Expedia® data experts have compiled everything travelers need to know about when to book, where to go and how to get the best deals.
"Pumpkin spice season has just begun, but it's never too early to start planning your New Year's Eve," says Sarah Gavin, Expedia's Vice President of Global Communications. "A little research now can prepare travelers to jump on great deals so they can ring in the New Year in an amazing destination. And you can still find an average of $600 in savings during popular travel windows like New Year's Eve just by bundling your flights and hotel."
When to Book
Expedia.com® data2 shows that travelers in the U.S. should book NYE travel 21-30 days in advance to save around five percent on airfares. This is one instance where planning too far in advance might actually hurt you – travelers who book more than 90 days out paid the most, almost 10 percent more than average ticket prices.
10 NYE Destinations Under $400
Though fireworks and festivities are a big draw for NYE travelers, according to survey respondents, the number one factor when choosing a destination for the holiday is the cost of airfare and accommodations. For those looking for a memorable trip that doesn't clean out their bank account, these are 10 of the cheapest destinations for NYE:3
10 Most Popular Destinations for NYE
Roughly half of survey respondents traveling for NYE plan to remain stateside, and these are the destinations predicted to be the most popular for NYE, based on 2016 flight data:2
Trending Destinations for NYE 2017
For travelers looking for up-and-coming spots to ring in the New Year, Expedia data reveals trending destinations4 that are seeing a boost in interest this year but are still off the well-trod path for NYE:
More Ways to Save
Travelers can snap up even more savings by signing in or becoming an Expedia+ Rewards member, earning points and unlocking access to members only deals and perks. Members save 10 percent or more instantly on select hotels, just by signing in.
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1Survey commissioned by Expedia during September 2017 and conducted by Google Consumer Surveys, polling more than 1,000 respondents, aged 18-65+, located in the U.S.
2Data based on a 2016 booking window and a 26-31 December 2016 travel window.
3ATPs based on all coach, roundtrip flights from the U.S. with search dates of June 25 – September 25, 2017 and a departure window of December 30 or 31, 2017 as of September 27.
4Trending destinations based on demand between January 1 – June 30, 2017 with a travel window of December 30, 2017 - January 1, 2018, compared to the same time period in 2016.