March 24, 2010 07:13 ET Reports the Top 10 Most Popular Travel Destinations for 2010

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) - -- the world's leading hotel search engine -- tracked their Web site's booking statistics for the upcoming year to determine the Top 10 Most Popular Travel Destinations for 2010, based on leads from users in all countries worldwide. London and Paris top the list, followed by Dubai and New York City.

Top 10 Destinations for 2010
City Average Room
Rate (USD)
Total Hotels on
1.   London $166 1,448
2.   Paris $197 1,740
3.   Dubai $227 424
4.   New York $180 610
5.   Bangkok $77 608
6.   Rome $148 2,048
7.   Hong Kong $100 243
8.   Barcelona $154 818
9.   Sydney $171 427
10. Singapore $137 341

One of the most budget friendly cities, Bangkok, and one of the highest cost destinations, Dubai, are both within the top five destinations. General Manager Michael Doubinski comments, "This indicates travelers are making their travel choices based on the destination's unique experience and not solely on overall cost." Doubinski's observation also correlates with New York City's ranking as the number four destination, indicating that a high average room rate does not deter travelers from visiting this city, which is consistently ranked one of the most popular travel destinations worldwide.

While overall travel spending has recently rebounded as the worldwide economic conditions recover, travelers are still taking advantage of and seeking out competitive deals. According to a December 2009 Gallup Poll, 30 percent of Americans plan to spend less on hotels in 2010 than they did in 2009. Doubinski remarks, "The number of visitors to continues to increase exponentially, as travelers want the very best hotel deal available at both budget and luxury hotels around the globe."

Online media release with destination lists:

About is the world's leading hotel search engine, with a database of more than 200,000 hotels from 195 countries. The site streamlines the largest amount of real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from prominent online travel agents and hotel chains, including,,,, Hilton and Holiday Inn. More than 6.5 million monthly users compare multiple hotels simultaneously and then click directly to partner websites to make a reservation. With no mark-up fees or additional booking fees, offers travelers a completely free and invaluable tool for finding unbeatable hotel deals.

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