Top Ten Most Popular New Year Destinations Includes London

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London features among top ten locales that US travellers are flocking to for a Christmas vacation.

This Christmas, travellers are reportedly opting for traditional cities known for their Christmas revelries, rather than exotic locations, to celebrate the festival and ring in the New Year.

According to US based discount travel site, Hotwire.com, the top ten most popular destinations to ring in the New Year for US travellers are Orlando, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Las Vegas, Nevada; New York City, New York; Miami, Florida; San Francisco, California; London, England; San Diego, California; Los Angeles, California; and New Orleans, Louisiana. London is the sole non-US city featured in the list.

According to the UK-based newspaper, the Guardian, the favourite countries which are drawing Christmas travellers across the world are United Kingdom; United States; France; Italy; Spain; Germany; Turkey; Japan; China; India; Netherlands; Switzerland; Canada; Austria; and Hong Kong.

Japanese news magazine, Japan Today, has listed its top ten holiday destinations for this vacation as San Juan, in Puerto Rico; New York in US; Bondi Beach, Sydney; Santa Claus, Indiana, US; Nuremberg, in Germany; New Orleans, in US; Tokyo, in Japan; Amsterdam, in The Netherlands; Aspen in US; and Lapland, Finland.

Clem Bason, the president of the Hotwire Group, said, ‘Booking trends show that travellers are opting for warm weather backdrops for their New Year’s Eve celebrations alongside the bigger, more traditional celebration cities. Although travellers can never go wrong ringing in the New Year in iconic places like New York or Las Vegas, some of the best deals and great experiences can be found in cities like Orlando, Chicago and San Diego, where you can stay over the holiday for under $100 per night.’

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