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New York Never Sleeps - to the Joy of Global Travellers

LONDON, December 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

27,000 travellers from around the world vote New York as best city for nightlife

Whether suffering from insomnia or just needing a big night out: New York is the city to visit for nightlife, according to a recent survey by the hotels expert Hotels.com. The survey, which questioned 27,000 travellers from around the world, shows that the Big Apple is globally the most favoured city when it comes to night-time entertainment.

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While gamblers' paradise Las Vegas is the globetrotters' second favourite choice, London beat off some strong competition to come in at a very respectable third place.

The survey also reveals that, although the gold and silver medals go to the US, six out of the Top Ten cities are in Europe. As well as London; Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam and Madrid all make it into the world's favourite list showing that Europe is the clubbing continent of choice. Los Angeles and Bangkok, the only Asian city in the list, complete the Top Ten.

"New York and Las Vegas always provide an amazing travel adventure. But it is the variety amongst the European cities that makes them so interesting and exciting for travellers from all around the globe," said Alison Couper from Hotels.com. "There are many different experiences to be gained on the continent, whether it's a night out in the infamous clubs of Berlin, the floating restaurants in Amsterdam or the small, intimate bars and music venues of Paris - although it's nice to see that London is coming in above even these notorious party capitals!"

The world's Top Ten cities for a big night out

     Position            City
         1             New York
         2             Las Vegas
         3              London
         4               Paris
         5             Barcelona
         6              Berlin
         7             Amsterdam
         8              Madrid
         9            Los Angeles
        10              Bangkok


About Hotels.com

Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking website with over 160,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, negotiating the best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. Regular customer e-newsletters provide exclusive offers and advance warning of up-coming sales. There are more than 7 million reviews on the site from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice when booking. Through its industry-leading loyalty programme Welcome Rewards, customers can earn a free night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee, if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com will refund the difference. Travellers can book online or by contacting one of the multilingual call centres. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded at http://www.hotels.com/deals/mobile enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. For the last nine years, Hotels.com has published an award-winning twice-yearly review of international hotel room price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index which is now produced in 30 individual country editions. Follow Hotels.com on Facebook at facebook.com/Hotels.comUK, on Twitter at @HotelsdotcomUK and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/HotelsEU. Hotels.com is part of Expedia Inc., the largest online travel company in the world with an extensive portfolio that includes some of the world's best-known brands.


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