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And the top Labor Day destinations of the decade are...
Tags: chicago, labor day, las vegas, new york, priceline
The jury's in.  Priceline has been tracking the Top 50 destinations for Labor Day every year since 2003.  A bit of trivia - Priceline was the first online travel agency to publish top destination lists. Over the course of more than a decade, the top Labor Day destinations are: #1  New York City #2  Chicago #3  Las Vegas #4  San Francisco #5 ...
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, The Staycation Is Dead
Tags: expedia, families, orbitz,, staycation
So glad to see the Staycation finally meeting its end.  And I'm not surprised.  After so many years of putting off vacation, Americans are finally getting away.   I also wasn't surprised to see that, in many families, Mom has the final say when it comes to where the family will go on vacation and, more importantly, how the money gets spent.  That's the way I...
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Last-Minute London Trips to Celebrate the Royal Baby
Tags: kate middleton, london, prince william, royal baby, royal wedding
So you HAVE to be there outside Buckingham Palace with the throngs when they celebrate the birth of the Royal baby?  Well, get ready to dig deep.  This morning, here were the airfare costs from major U.S. cities to London, departing this evening: $1698 from Boston on Icelandair $1900 from New York on LOT Poland Airlines $1940 from Washington, DC on Icelandair $2263 from Los...
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Patience is Key for Summer Airfare Deals
Tags: airfares, expedia, orbitz,, travel ekspert, travelocity
Haven't booked your summer vacation yet?  That's OK because, as we get deeper into summer, the airfare deals keep getting better and better. The average national domestic airfare for July 2013 is $402, based on actual ticket sales in late May and June.  Average August airfares are around $30 cheaper and, by September, the average domestic airfare weighs in at a very attractive...
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Trivia questions from new Priceline Negotiator TV spot
Tags: blog index, kaley cuoco, priceline negotiator,, william shatner
WHAT MESSAGE DOES SHE SHARE WITH WILLIAM SHATNER AT THE END OF THE SPOT, AND WHAT LANGUAGE IS IT? It’s Cantonese, and the translation is, “He says you still owe him 5 bucks.” WHAT KIND OF CAR IS WILLIAM SHATNER DRIVING, AND DOES HE DO HIS OWN STUNT DRIVING? It’s a 1960s Shelby Cobra.  William Shatner does all of his own driving in the spot (gotta love...
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Watch Big Bang's Kaley Cuoco diss William Shatner
Tags: big bang theory, kaley cuoco,, the negotiator, william shatner
Here's a fun behind-the-scenes clip of's newest celeb spokeswoman, Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, with our longtime spokesman, William Shatner.  They're teaming up in a new series of spots for Clearly, Kaley isn't seeing stars.   PS - you probably knew...
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Hotel Negotiator App is growing again
Tags: blog index, expedia, hotel deals, hotel negotiator, hotel tonight, orbitz, travelocity
If you haven't recently downloaded the free Priceline Negotiator app for iPhone, iPod touch and Android, then it's time to update.  The app just added some major enhancements for booking hotel rooms on the fly.  They are: Tonight-Only Deals.  This is the hotel service where shows you the actual hotel along with a rate that's been discounted up to 40% or...
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New York heads list of top destinations for July 4th 2012
Tags: 4th of july, blog index, chicago, expedia, hawaii, july 4th, new york, orbitz,, travelocity
Here's my list of the top 50 most-requested destinations for the July 4th holiday.  My list comes from thousands of actual hotel booking requests made by our Name Your Own Price hotel customers.  Because my list is actual credit card-backed booking requests, I think the list is one of the most accurate predictors of July 4th tourism. So, this list can help in two ways.  If you...
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No bidding Express Deals shows amenities and saves up to 45%
Tags: blog index, expedia, express deals, hotel deals, orbitz, priceline hotels,, summer travel, travelocity
All you family vacationers out there, are you listening?  How about you business travelers who can't share a king? just introduced a new hotel booking option called Express Deals, and it's something you absolutely need to check out. Now, offers 3 different ways to get the right hotel at the right price. Option #1 Retail Hotels .  Choose from...
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Priceline Hotel Site Ranked #1 for Reliability
Tags: blog index, expedia, hotel websites, orbitz,, travelocity
    In a recent hotel reservation websites study conducted by Keynote Systems, (Nasdaq: PCLN) was ranked number-one for reliability, with a perfect score of 1000.   Keynote’s industry analysis group observed real users putting the major hotel reservation websites through their paces. In addition to observing users, the Keynote study examined...
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