Online travel sellers report hot spots for New Year's weekend

To paraphrase a British Airways commercial from the late 90s, where is everybody going this New Year's Eve?

According to two major online travel sellers, Las Vegas, Chicago and, of course, New York are among the top destinations travelers are heading to in order to ring in the New Year.

According to San Francisco-based Hotwire's annual New Year's sales report, Chicago is the top-selling destination for the third consecutive year.

Other hot sellers for the New Year's weekend include Atlanta, Orlando, New Orleans and San Francisco.

New York, from where the New Year's Eve festivities are televised nationwide, only came in tenth on the Hotwire list.

The Big Apple did fare better with Priceline.com.

Although Las Vegas topped the New Year's getaway list for the second year in a row, the Norwalk, Conn.-based online retailer had New York ranked second.

Other hot sellers included Orlando, San Francisco and Chicago.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Michael Milligan at [email protected].

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