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Travel the World Gangnam Style this Holiday Season

Posted by Tiju Thomas on 22/12/2015
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Holiday season has started and festivity is in the air. The time of offices hustling with parties and people excited about getting their long-awaited holiday break. The Christmas song ‘Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, Over the fields we go, Laughing all the way…. ♪ ♫ ♬’, all sleighing through our mind. This is also a perfect time to travel around the world, spend time with our loved ones, celebrate the spirit of Christmas and enter New Year with a recharged oomph factor.

We, at PromptCloud, have come up with our set of analysis using the zettabytes of travel data we have crawled, that can help you skip around the most difficult stage of planning your trip for this holiday season, that is selecting the destination. Our team found this extremely useful for planning their personal trips and hope the same for you too.

most visited countries in december

Australia showed an upward trend with the maximum visits from across the globe during December in recent years. Nothing beats spending a good time in the land down under. Now when you think about streets covered with decorative lights and lanes filled with Christmas shopping, the place that comes in mind is United States. We also found frequent visits to Wales, Ireland and Scotland of United Kingdom. United Kingdom has been seen as one of the most favorite European tourist destination amongst tourists. Italy, on the other hand, can take a while to cover all the destinations as each part has its own historic importance. It has so much to offer in terms of sightseeing that it could take a lifetime to cover almost everything that this ‘Living art gallery’ has to offer. Their food itself gives us enough reason to visit. When it comes to places ranging from cosmopolitans with awesome shopping options to jungle trips and waterfalls, Thailand is your call. But, if you are looking to dance around the most glamorous beaches this holiday season or trail the rainforests of Amazon, then Brazil is the place to go.

Time for the top ranked cities which are most visited by travelers worldwide.

most preferred cities in december

Surprisingly, Playa Del Carmen of Mexico has found its spot amongst the heavyweight contenders for this holiday season. Known as one the trendiest cities across the world, from laid-back bars to dance clubs, from diving into the underwater caverns to snorkeling along the waters of Colba, there is everything you need to experience a true ‘Caribbean’ life.

Now you are about to see what kind of destinations are preferred by people, based on whether the travel is solo or group-oriented.

most popular destinations by category

Every trip has its own flavor. We have ranked the places based on personal/group preferences. If you are bringing your kids along for an unforgettable trip, or should I say a ‘Magical trip’, then we suggest you to visit Lapland region of Finland. This is the spot known for Northern Lights, ski resorts and natural phenomena. A trip to Finnish Lapland will bring back memories of Santa Claus, reindeers and the elves, which you have probably seen in cartoons. This magical place is as real as it gets. If you are dreaming about a winter wonderland in this real world, this is the place to be.

If you are running low on money, then have a look at the world’s most affordable destinations for this December.

most affordable destinations

Now, we list the top hotels rated by travelers across the globe

top hotels in december

best ambiance

best cleanliness

best service

value for money

Now, let’s talk about Food. You want to know which cuisines top the charts this December? 


Here you go.

Italian cuisine is more than just pizza and spaghetti. Did you know? There are more number of Italian cuisines listed in Michelin starred restaurant’s menu than any other cuisines, across the world. 

Branded as food for the ‘elite’, and the luscious images of macaroons, wine, cheese, etc., French cuisine certainly defines lavishness and grandiose in the world of cuisines. 

Chinese cuisine is the mecca of noodles, manchurian and fried-rice. Light in eating, light on pocket, but rich in taste.

You can also check out where most of the travelers come from. In this report, we see that people from London topped the charts when it came to heading out for trips during December.

country of origin

We hope this data gives you enough insights and makes this holiday season a memorable one.

Brief info about us:
We, at PromptCloud, offer customized web crawling, web scraping and data extraction services for enterprises worldwide. We use cloud computing and machine learning techniques to facilitate our Data-as-a-service platform.  PromptCloud is on a quest to solve business problems associated with big data acquisition and normalization on the web. We also work with clients across all industry domains ranging from Travel, E-Commerce, Marketing, Finance, Analytics, Health-Care and more. For more information on what we do and how we make Big-Data look small, do visit our website or mail us on