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Increase in bookings from London to New York this Christmas time

UK travellers are increasingly heading for the bright lights of New York over the festive season according to latest booking figures from, with December trips to the Big Apple up 10 per cent year on year*.

But is Christmas really any better in New York? Or does London have more festive spirit? Here’s a run-down of all things festive on both sides of the Atlantic to see which city comes out on top.

Deck the Halls

The switching on of the Christmas lights marks the beginning of the festive period for many people and is celebrated in spectacular style on both continents with celebrity acts and famous faces bringing a touch of glamour to proceedings. But New York wins on the sheer volume of people who turn out to see the lights being switched on. On average 250,000 people head to the...

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