SOURCE: HotelsCombined.com

HotelsCombined.com

May 19, 2010 09:18 ET

HotelsCombined.com Reports the 20 Most Popular Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend 2010

HotelsCombined.com Offers Unbeatable Hotel Deals in These Top Destinations

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - May 19, 2010) -  As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend marks the first long weekend of the season, where families get away together to enjoy relaxation at their favorite holiday spot, delectable BBQ picnics at the park and sun-kissed afternoons on the beach. HotelsCombined.com -- the world's leading hotel search engine -- tracked their website's current booking statistics for this year's Memorial Day weekend to determine the 20 most popular travel destinations.

Top 20 Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend 2010
City Average Room Rate (USD) Total Hotels on HotelsCombined.com
1. Miami Beach $218 207
2. New York $206 625
3. Las Vegas $147 215
4. San Francisco $147 246
5. San Antonio $107 305
6. Los Angeles $94 211
7. Myrtle Beach $126 161
8. Chicago $135 176
9. Miami $122 133
10. Boston $174 102
11. Virginia Beach $143 88
12. Baltimore $121 72
13. Niagara Falls $99 110
14. San Diego $115 238
15. Seattle $135 129
16. Anaheim $79 98
17. Grand Canyon $166 12
18. New Orleans $108 175
19. Orlando $103 278
20. Key West $181 93

Miami Beach tops the list as the number one destination but also ranks as the most expensive destination in the top 20. For travelers looking for the best value destinations, Anaheim and Los Angeles have the lowest daily rate in the top 20. In addition, Niagara Falls and Orlando offer some great savings opportunities and a broad base of hotels to choose from for families looking for a memorable yet affordable Memorial Day weekend getaway.

According to a recent Gallup Poll, while half of Americans foresee no change in their travel spending in 2010 compared to 2009, 30 percent of respondents plan to spend less in the coming year, particularly relative to air travel and hotel stays. Furthermore, a new survey by Booz & Company confirms that a "new frugality," born of the recent recession and evidenced by two consecutive years of declining per capita consumption, is reshaping U.S. consumer spending patterns in ways that will persist even as the economy starts to recover.

Hotel value is still an important concern for American travelers, and HotelsCombined.com General Manager Michael Doubinski remarks, "Due to the continually increasing number of visitors to our site, we find that travelers are definitely still interested in great hotel deals, which they can find in both budget and luxury categories at HotelsCombined.com." Doubinski adds, "Overall, HotelsCombined.com is an excellent resource for determining the average daily rate and the fluctuations of that rate for any destination or specific hotel, during any time period, in any city in the world."

Online media release: http://press.hotelscombined.com/Press-Releases/Most-Popular-20-Destinations-Memorial-Day-2010.php

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