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New Year’s Eve Celebrations: here are the most popular destinations to start 2023

Dec 23, 2022 | All Company Blog, Inspire Travel, Travel Trends

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Piccadilly Circus, the Eifel tower, or Time Square…

Big cities remain a priority for travelers over the New Year’s period. According to the latest data from trivago, London is the most sought-after travel destination to ring in the New Year, with Paris and New York being rated as the second most popular.

Many travelers will also start 2023 at the beach! Sunny destinations like Rio, Dubai, Cancun, and Florianopolis also made it to the Top 10.

Global top destinations for the Ney Year’s period:

1 – London, UK
2 – Paris, France
3 – New York; USA
4 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
6 – Dubai, UAE
7 – Rome, Italy
8 – Cancun, Mexico
9 – Florianópolis, Brazil
10 – Las Vegas, USA

US travelers are up for some fun and sun

One of New Year’s resolutions is clearly to have fun! Las Vegas is their favorite spot to start 2023, while Orlando – the home of Disneyland, ranks #3 on their top travel list.

US travelers are also planning to get a good dose of sunlight, heading to the beach, particularly over the New Year’s period. Playa Bavaro, Cancun, and Rio de Janeiro made it to their top 10! Istanbul, Turkey showed the strongest increase in searches compared to last year, with a 65% increase from 2021.

US travelers’ top destinations for the New Year’s period:

1 – Las Vegas, USA
2 – New York, USA
3 – London, UK
4 – Orlando, USA
5 – Paris, France
6 – Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic
7 – Cancun, Mexico
8 – Dubai, UAE
9 – Istanbul, Turkey
10 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Holiday hacks: trivago’s recommended hidden gems to celebrate New Year’s Eve

trivago dove into its travel data to find destinations flying under the radar for this New Year’s Eve. Consider heading to these destinations to celebrate 2023 and to save a few bucks!

For more travel trends contact corentine.aronica@trivago.com


Search Period: July 2022 – November 15th
Travel period New Year Global: Dec 26th, 2022– Jan 2nd, 2023
Travel Period New Year US: 30/12/2022-02/01/2023