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30 Americans

Apr 20 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Join us on Easter Sunday, April 20th in the hotel's elegant Grand Ballroom for… more

Irving "Honey"…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Various Mardi Gras Indian tribes will line up  for the 1st Annual Irving… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 21 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Organ & Labyrinth…

Apr 22 - May 6, 2014
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe trinity tracker… more

The Victory Bells -…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles’ newest red, white and blue… more

White Glove…

Apr 23 - 30, 2014
The National WWII Museum It’s one thing to read on an exhibit label… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 23 - 23, 2014
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Bootsy Collins

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Founding father of funk Bootsy Collins funks up The Joy Theater during… more

Crescent City…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014

Ogden After Hours-…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
Ogden After Hours is the place to go on Thursday nights to to hear Southern… more

Slightly Stoopid

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
 Slightly Stoopid will be bringing their signature San Diego vibe to New… more

Slightly Stoopid with…

Apr 24 - 24, 2014
While it’s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 24 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

New Orleans Jazz &…

Apr 25 - May 5, 2014
Jazz Fest is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans… more

PINTS & PLAYS

Apr 25 - Nov 25, 2014
PINTS & PLAYS is a monthly play reading in the true spirit of New Orleans. … more

30 Americans

Apr 20 - Jun 15, 2014
30 Americans showcases works by many of the most important African American… more

Priceline.com Reveals that New Orleans’ French Quarter is the Most Popular Destination for July 4th 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Leslie Cafferty
(203) 299-8121
leslie.cafferty@priceline.com

Priceline.com Reveals that New Orleans' French Quarter is the Most Popular Destination for July 4th 2013

Average domestic & international airfares for July rise over 4%

NORWALK, Conn., June 25, 2013 - New Orleans' French Quarter edged out Chicago's tony North Michigan Avenue as the most popular 4th of July destination for 2013.  Last year's top destination, New York City's Midtown West, came in at #3 on this year's list of the top 50 travel destinations for the upcoming holiday.  For the first time, Paris neighborhoods took four spots on the Top 50 list.

Priceline.com's Top 50 Destinations list is based on over 30,000 hotel room booking requests made by customers using priceline.com's Name Your Own Price® hotel reservation service.  The 2013 list is based off of credit card-backed booking requests on priceline.com, revealing actual consumer travel intent for the upcoming holiday.

"The industry is flooded with editorial opinion about the best travel destinations for this year, as well as a lot of consumer poll data that sheds light on where American travelers would like to spend their holiday, but we wanted to take a close look at actual booking intent to see where people are truly packing up for," said Brett Keller, Chief Marketing Office of priceline.com. "We're seeing some really unique trends this year, from the emergence of European destinations in the top ranks to the slow-down in beach-going travel.  One thing is for sure - the appetite for travel this holiday season is robust."     

Priceline.com also reported today that the average domestic airfare for July is $402, which is 4.5% higher than last year.  The average international airfare for July is $886, or 4.2% above 2012, based on tickets booked over the past 30 days.  Looking ahead to August, the average domestic airfare is $362, or 4.3% higher than last year.  The average international airfare for August 2013 is $860, which is 3% above last year.

Priceline.com's Top 50 Destinations for July 4th 2013

#1           New Orleans, French Quarter

#2           Chicago, North Michigan Ave./River North Area

#3           New York City, Midtown West

#4           San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf

#5           Las Vegas, Strip North Area

#6           Oahu, Waikiki Beach Area

#7           Paris, Champs Elysees/Arc De Triomphe

#8           Paris, Opera Quarter East/Louvre Museum Area

#9           New York City, Upper East Side

#10         London, Westminster

#11         Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim North

#12         San Diego, Coronado     

#13         Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South

#14         New York City, Times Square/Theater District

#15         Maui, Ka'anapali/Lahaina

#16         Portland, Downtown

#17         Chicago, Millennium Park, Loop & Grant Park Area

#18         St. Louis, Downtown

#19         Seattle, Downtown/Pike Place

#20         St. Catharines, Niagara Falls

#21         Washington, DC, White House/Downtown

#22         Montreal, Downtown/City Center

#23         Las Vegas, Fremont St. Vicinity

#24         San Diego, Downtown/Harbor Island

#25         San Francisco, Union Square East

#26         Buffalo, Niagara Falls

#27         Los Angeles, Downtown

#28         San Diego, Hotel Circle/Mission Valley West

#29         New Orleans, Downtown

#30         Boston, Boston Harbor Front/Aquarium

#31         Orlando, Downtown Disney/Lake Buena Vista

#32         Boston, Boston Common, Theater District

#33         Seattle, Seattle Center/Space Needle

#34         Chicago, McCormick Place/Medical District

#35         New York City, Midtown East

#36         Paris, Opera Quarter West/Jardin des Tuileries

#37         Vancouver, Downtown

#38         Hilton Head Island

#39         San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter/Convention Center

#40         Toronto, Downtown Toronto North

#41         New Orleans, New Orleans Airport Area

#42         Milwaukee, Downtown

#43         Virginia Beach

#44         Destin (FL)

#45         Paris, Eiffel Tower Area

#46         Ocean City (MD)

#47         San Diego, Point Loma/Shelter Island/Old Town

#48         Savannah, Historic Savannah and Riverfront

#49         London, Mayfair/Soho

#50         Charleston, Downtown

                               

About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations. The Priceline Group is composed of five primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com, KAYAK and rentalcars.com, and several ancillary brands.  The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 180 countries and territories in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.

Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 295,000 hotels and accommodations (as of May 3, 2013), and is available in 41 languages. More recent counts are available on the Booking.com website. Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express DealsSM, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding. Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 38 languages.  Rentalcars.com is a multinational rental car service, offering its reservation services in over 6,000 locations and providing customer support in 40 languages.  KAYAK's websites and mobile apps allow people to easily compare information from hundreds of travel sites at once.

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