Hotel booking platform Reservations.com revealed data on the top domestic summer destinations that consumers are booking hotels for this coming Independence Day weekend.
Las Vegas took first place on this year’s list of top July 4th destinations, followed by Orlando, Florida and Reno, Nev. Nashville also made the list this year as it continues to remain a popular destination among millennials for 2017.
Data also showed that 90 percent of hotel bookings were made for weekend getaways (one- to three-day stays) while only 10 percent of travelers are booking extended stays of four days or more. Furthermore, while 54 percent of travelers are booking through Reservations.com’s website via their desktops, 24 percent of travelers have been booking their summer travel via telephone and 23 percent are booking on their mobile devices.
These cities aren’t just popular for the July 4th weekend - they also ranked among the top overall destinations for summer 2017, in addition to a handful of destinations in Canada.
“Since the Canadian dollar has weakened, now is the perfect time for American travelers to visit the country and get as much ‘bang for their buck’ as possible,” Mahesh Chaddah, co-CEO of Reservations.com, said in a release. “Travelers are taking advantage of exploring this under-recognized country that’s right in our backyard, without having to pay outrageous prices to stay there.”