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Labor Day


An old custom prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day. The custom is rooted in nothing more than popular fashion etiquette. In actuality, the etiquette originally stated that white shoes were the taboo while white or "winter white" clothes were acceptable. This custom is fading from popularity as it continues to be questioned and challenged, particularly by leaders in the fashion world. "Fashion magazines are jumping on this growing trend, calling people who 'dare' to wear white after Labor Day innovative, creative, and bold. Slowly but surely, white is beginning to break free from its box, and is becoming acceptable to wear whenever one pleases. This etiquette is also compared to the Canadian fashion rule of not wearing green after Rememberance day."

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Labor Day Vacation


New Orleans' French Quarter Back Onto the Top 50 2006 Labor Day Vacation Destinations After a One-year Absence; New York City's Upper Midtown Neighborhood the #1 Most-Requested

NORWALK, Conn. - Aug. 28, 2006 -- One year later, New Orleans is showing more signs of rebounding from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In its annual survey of Labor Day vacation destinations receiving the most hotel room reservation requests for the upcoming Labor Day long weekend (September 2-4), priceline.com(R) (Nasdaq: PCLN) found that New Orleans' French Quarter made its way back onto the list after a one-year absence. To compile its list of the Top 50 Labor Day vacation destinations, priceline.com looked at a sampling of more than 30,000 hotel room booking requests made by priceline.com customers for the September 2-4, 2006 period. Since the priceline.com study is based on actual booking requests, and not on consumer preference polls or votes, priceline.com believes the study is one of the more accurate predictors of future travel trends.

New Orleans' return to the list of most popular destinations was a full year in the making. Priceline.com conducts periodic destination surveys for major holiday periods and the French Quarter was a perennial favorite among its customers. In addition to consistently ranking in the Top 50, New Orleans was the 18th most-popular Labor Day vacation destination for 2004. After Hurricane Katrina hit the city on August 29, 2005, New Orleans disappeared from subsequent priceline.com Top 50 lists, only to re-appear this year's list in the #40 spot.

In other list results of note, New York City's Upper Midtown neighborhood became the #1 most-requested Labor Day vacation destination for 2006, replacing the Las Vegas Strip vicinity, which had occupied the top spot for each of the past two years.

Labor Day vacation destinations recording the biggest gains in popularity year over year include Boston's Copley area (+21 spots), Maui's Wailea/Makena (+20 spots), Chicago's O'Hare area (+20 spots), New York's Midtown East (+17 spots), Downtown St. Louis (+16 spots), Downtown Seattle (+14 spots) and the San Antonio Riverwalk area (+14 spots).

Neighborhoods cracking the Labor Day vacation Top 50 list for the first time include San Juan (20), Jackson Hole (45), Oahu's Diamond Head (48) and Portland (41). Travelers also seemed to shake off recent terrorism-related news, choosing London's Bloomsbury-Marble Arch neighborhood as their 25th most requested Labor Day vacation destination.

Rank 2006NeighborhoodRank 2005Yr/Yr Change
1New York, Upper Midtown4+3
2Chicago, Millennium Park14+12
3Las Vegas, Strip Vicinity1-2
4Chicago, North Michigan Avenue2-2
5New York, Soho/Financial DistrictNANA
6New York, Midtown West5-1
7New York, Midtown East24+17
8San Diego, Coastal7-1
9Seattle, Downtown23+14
10Waikiki, South6-4
11San Francisco, Union Square East9-2
12San Francisco, Union Square West8-4
13San Diego, Downtown/Harbor Island18+5
14Vancouver16+2
15Boston, Copley36+21
16Boston, Downtown/Charlestown13-3
17San Antonio, Downtown/Riverwalk31+14
18Las Vegas, Convention Center/UNLVNANA
19St. Catharines, Niagara Falls22+3
20Puerto Rico, San JuanNANA
21San Diego, Point Loma/Shelter IslandNANA
22Montreal12-10
23Chicago, O'Hare Area43+20
24Toronto, Downtown25+1
25London, Bloomsbury/Marble ArchNANA
26Orange County, Disneyland Area27+1
27Austin, Downtown17-10
28San Antonio, Medical Center AreaNANA
29Maui, Wailea/Makena49+20
30Virginia Beach26-4
31St. Louis, Downtown47+16
32San Diego, East CountyNANA
33Washington, White House/Downtown21-12
34Philadelphia, DowntownNANA
35Boston, Brighton/BrooklineNANA
36Monterey15-21
37Toronto, Markham19-18
38Orlando, Universal Studios/Sea World40+2
39Miami, South Beach45+6
40New Orleans, French QuarterNANA
41Portland, DowntownNANA
42Orlando, Disney World Area39-3
43Jersey City37-6
44Buffalo, Niagara Falls11-33
45Jackson HoleNANA
46Atlanta, MidtownNANA
47Hilton HeadNANA
48Oahu, Diamond Head AreaNANA
49New York, Midtown South28-21
50Seattle, Renton/KentNANA

About Priceline.com

Priceline.com is the leading travel service for value-conscious leisure travelers. No other travel service gives customers more ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting all the best published prices, leisure travelers can narrow their searches using priceline.com's TripFilter(TM) advanced search technology, create packages to save even more money, and take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price(R) service, which delivers the lowest prices available.

Priceline.com operates one of Europe's fastest growing hotel reservation services through Activehotels.com, Activereservations.com, Bookings.net and priceline.co.uk. The company also operates the following travel web sites: Travelweb.com, Lowestfare.com, RentalCars.com and BreezeNet.com. Priceline.com also has a personal finance service that offers home mortgages, refinancing and home equity loans through an independent licensee. Priceline.com licenses its business model to independent licensees, including priceline mortgage and certain international licensees.

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