& Release Lists of Top New Year's Party Spots New York City & Florida are big winners in the U.S., while Bangkok and Singapore are the top destinations in Asia

NORWALK, Conn. and SINGAPORE, Dec. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (Nasdaq: PCLN) and today released their lists of top destinations for ringing in 2012.  New York City's Times Square is the #1 destination for U.S. revelers, and it marks the first time in seven years that New York City has edged Las Vegas for the top spot on's list.  Meanwhile, in the Asia-Pacific region, Bangkok and Singapore are the first and second-choice destinations for New Year's party-goers.'s top destinations list is based on thousands of hotel booking requests made by customers of its Name Your Own Price® hotel service for the New Year's weekend.'s list is based on hotel reservations made for the upcoming holiday.  Hotel room reservations are still available on and for the New Year's weekend, including many at substantial savings.

In the U.S., there were some big winners in the battle for New Year's tourists.  New York City neighborhoods took seven of the top 10 spots, and 14 of the 50 spots on the list, followed by Las Vegas, which took six spots.  "It appears that New York City will be helped this year by a weather forecast that calls for warmer than usual temperatures over the holiday weekend," said's in-house Travel Ekspert, Brian EkFlorida destinations (Miami and Orlando) took nine spots on the list.'s Top 50 New Year's Destinations for U.S. Travelers



New York City, Times Square/Theater District


Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity South


New York City, Midtown West


Las Vegas, Strip North


New York City, Midtown East


New York City, Central Park South


New York City, Madison Square Garden/Convention Center Area


New Orleans, French Quarter


New York City, Empire State Building Area


New York City, Chelsea Area


New Orleans, Downtown Area


New York City, Hell's Kitchen


Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity North


Chicago, North Michigan Avenue/River North Area


New York City, Upper East Side


San Francisco, Union Square East


Chicago, Millennium Park/Loop/Grant Park Area


San Francisco, Union Square West/Nob Hill


New York City, Upper West Side


Orlando, Downtown Disney/Lake Buena Vista


Las Vegas, Near Strip West


Las Vegas, Near Strip East


Miami, South Beach/Collins Avenue Oceanfront


Miami, South Beach/Ocean Drive


New Orleans, Convention Center and Warehouse/Arts District


Las Vegas, Convention Center Area


San Francisco, Financial District/Embarcadero


New York City, Queensborough Bridge Area


Orlando, Sea World/International Drive/Convention Center


Miami, South Beach/Central


Miami, Downtown


San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf


New York City, Soho/Tribeca


Philadelphia, Downtown


New York City, Downtown/Financial District


Atlanta, Downtown


Los Angeles, Hollywood


Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort Area/Int'l Drive North


Orlando, Disney/Maingate/Celebration


Nashville, Downtown/Vanderbilt/Metrocenter


Minneapolis, Downtown


San Francisco, SOMA/Moscone Center


Miami, International Airport Area


New Orleans, Garden District


San Francisco, Fremont St. Vicinity


New York City, Lower East Side


San Diego, Downtown/Harbor Island


Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim South/Orange/Garden Grove


Orange County, Disneyland/Anaheim North


Toronto, Downtown South

In the Asia-Pacific region, President Robert Rosenstein commented, "Thailand remains our top New Year's destination.  This is due to a deep supply of high-end product at steeply discounted rates, and the resilient spirit of Thai people, who embrace the holiday season with events, decorations, music and a cheerful attitude."'s Top 10 New Year's Destinations for Travelers in Asia







Hong Kong


Kuala Lumpur






Chiang Mai







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