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CCRA Travel Solutions Forecasts Fall & Winter Travel Trends & Reports
Year over Year Increase in Leisure & Corporate Hotel Bookings

Predicts Top Winter Vacation Destinations Based on Travel Agent Hotel Bookings

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – November 8, 2012 – CCRA Travel Solutions - a leading provider of business-related solutions for the travel professional –  announces the top five domestic and international fall and winter 2012 travel destinations based on travel agent hotel booking trends. According to recent CCRAtravel.com statistics, the following cities have received the highest number of hotel bookings from travel professionals for fall and winter arrivals (based on leisure hotel bookings made before October 17th):

The Top 5 U.S. Cities (ranked from the highest number of hotel bookings):
  1. New York
  2. Las Vegas
  3. New Orleans
  4. Boston
  5. Orlando
The Top 5 International Cities (ranked from the highest number of hotel bookings):
  1. London, Great Britain
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. Paris, France
  4. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  5. Palm Beach, Aruba
Other travel trends revealed by travel agent bookings include the following Yr/Yr increases in 2012 leisure hotel bookings compared to 2011:

  • A 28% increase in Winter 2012 U.S. Hotel Bookings
  • A 16% Increase in Summer 2012 Leisure U.S. Hotel Bookings
  • A 10% Increase in Summer 2012 Leisure International Hotel Bookings
CCRA also reports the following increases in summer 2012 hotel bookings compared to summer 2011 GDS bookings:

  • A 33% Increase In Summer 2012 GDS U.S. hotel bookings
  • A 85% Increase In Summer 2012 GDS International hotel bookings
ABOUT CCRA
Based in Ft. Worth, Texas, CCRA Travel Solutions is a growing network of integrated travel solutions for suppliers and travel professions in the global travel market. The company is comprised of the CCRA Call Center Solutions, the CCRA Global Network Division and CCRA Hotel Partner Solutions. CCRAtravel.com is CCRA’s proprietary hotel reservation booking engine that provides real-time rates and availability at over 160,000 hotels worldwide and allows travel agents to choose from up to five rate categories on a single search including: CCRA Preferred Hotel rates, GDS rates, Internet rates, Net rates and the 15% Enhanced Commission rate categories. Additionally, CCRA offers a variety of marketing opportunities to suppliers interested in reaching over 30,000 professional travel planners. For more information, please visit www.ccra.com or contact Mary Wiley at mary.wiley@ccra.com.

 
Contact:

Cassie Dittrich
cdittrich@njccorp.com
802.522.0714


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