With 2021 coming to a close, Priceline analyzed Americans’ travel habits throughout the year and released predictions for trends in 2022.
Priceline travelers flew more than 4.5 trillion miles in 2021. Long weekends were among the most popular travel times for Americans. The busiest travel day for flights was the Friday before Labor Day. The Sunday before the Fourth of July was the busiest night for hotel bookings. Travelers scored great deals in 2021, with savings up to 27 percent compared to pre-pandemic rates. San Jose, California; San Francisco, California; New York City, New York; Washington, D.C.; and Seattle, Washington, had the biggest percentage drops in hotel rates. Las Vegas was the most popular destination for the second year in a row.
Looking ahead to 2022, Chicago, New Orleans, and Nashville are among the most popular destinations for travel in early 2022. For the first quarter of 2022, the average cost of hotels (18 percent) and airfare (32 percent) are up over the same time last year. Half of the top 10 most affordable destinations for hotels are in the western United States. Hotels in Laughlin, Nevada; Page, Arizona; Buena Park, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Reno, Nevada, average less than $110 for nightly rates.
Priceline analyzed hotel, rental car and flight bookings for travel Jan. 1–Dec. 31, to determine 2021 findings. First quarter 2022 findings were determined by hotel, rental car and flight bookings for travel Jan. 1–March 31, 2022.
With the cold weather here to stay, there are going to be days or nights where it might be too cold outside, which is the perfect time to have the ultimate winter movie marathon.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
With football play-offs starting and just a few weeks until the big game — Super Bowl LVI will be played Feb. 13 — your family is probably starting to think about the menus for your at-home celebrations. A few chefs from restaurants around the country share their tailgate favorites.
After undergoing a complete transformation and redesign by New York City-based interior design team GOODRICH, The Virginian Lodge opened this month to provide visitors with the ultimate mountain experience in the heart of Jackson, Wyoming. The hotel includes 165 guestrooms and suites surrounding a central courtyard with the town’s largest, all-season, outdoor pool.
While each Disney park offers something exciting for all ages, EPCOT is most known for its World Showcase and, for many adults, its “Drinking Around the World” experience. Although Disney does not sponsor that activity, it does offer an “Around the World” activity for kiddos.