This holiday season, defined as the period starting on December 15 and ending on New Year’s Day, North American travelers are looking to take slightly more long trips than last year: 38% are searching for trips of eight days or more compared to 34% last year. Globally, the most popular departure date was December 19, but in the US, it took the second spot, after December 23. Party sizes are also following an upward trend, although last-minute bookers may skew these numbers again in favor of the solo traveler. But for now, only 52% of early bookers are looking to travel alone this holiday season compared to 74% of all bookers last year. Bookings of two capped out at 29%, the second most common party size. The top five destinations remain similar to that of most U.S. holidays, but looking at a broader top-ten list, warm vacation destinations like Cancun and San Juan also make an appearance. New York City, however, continues to reign king as the top destination for North American travel during the holidays followed by Miami, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Get the full story at Sojern