How to Earn on Christmas: Popular Destinations for Holidays and Special Deals from Brands

Mari Kuznetsova Mari Kuznetsova
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According to the Expedia Group report, searches for November and December trips increased by 60% compared to last year. This means that travelers are already planning their next trip for the holidays.

Take advantage of the growing demand for travel to strike gold during the upcoming Christmas! Together with our brands, we found out which destinations are popular this holiday period among US travelers. In this post, we’ve also collected hot offers from several Travelpayouts brands. Use this information to prepare your content and earn more with the Travelpayouts partnership platform. This post is updated regularly with new statistics and special deals.

Do US Travelers Plan to Spend Money on Christmas Trips?

A roaring fire in the fireplace, a noisy feast with friends and family, skating in the cold, or an exhausting walk to the sights in sunny Europe. According to the PwC survey, US travelers aren’t ready to forget about these pleasant aspects of the Christmas holidays. Despite the rising costs, they are ready to spend the same amount for travel as they did in 2021 (more than $450).

Deloitte noticed that most Christmas travelers plan to stay with family and friends through New Year’s Day, while others plan to go on a road trip, book a hotel, or take a domestic or international flight.

Of course, most US travelers are going to book travel services online through booking websites. You can help them to organize their trips for the best rates. In return, you’ll earn good money, if you join the right partner programs and promote their travel services. 

To make your content creation easier, we’ve asked Travelpayouts brands to examine their data and collect a list of the most popular Christmas destinations. As a result, you can prepare new posts while taking into account these popular countries and cities. You can describe them in detail, write travel guides that mention them, or make a series of articles about how to spend the Christmas holidays.

Where Do US Travelers Plan to Go During the Christmas Holidays


During the pandemic, if people traveled, it was mostly by car to remain safe, and away from crowds. This year, the demand for Christmas travel by plane has increased compared to 2019 and 2020. 46% of all Christmas travelers plan to buy a flight.


Take advantage of the increased demand for flight tickets to earn with WayAway, a flight aggregator. According to an Expedia report, the most popular Christmas destinations included:

  • Domestic: Orlando, Oahu, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Palm Beach, and several other cities in Florida and South Dakota.
  • International: Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Punta Cana of Mexico and the Dominican Republic. 

You can find the full list of these destinations in our table.

The PwC shared an interesting observation about traveling millennials (ages 26-40). According to the company survey, 6 in 10 millennials participate in the loyalty program, and 66% have a brand credit card. For travelers, this is one of many opportunities to save on trips. 

We have another option that will not only help travelers save money, but also allow you to earn: the WayAway Plus Membership Plan. With this subscription, travelers receive a cashback payment of up to 10% (with real money) on flights, hotels, tours, and other services.

Join the WayAway Partner Program to earn $10 from each sale of WayAway Plus.

Tours & Activities

This year, Christmas travelers plan to spend more than $200 on entertainment. So, you can help your audience find the best tours and activities in their destination cities and earn on these services.


According to GetYourGuide, last year most US travelers booked attraction tickets and city cruises in Phoenix, Orlando, New York, Chicago, Miami, and some other US cities.

You can find their full list with links to brand offers in our table. Read our post with tips from GetYourGuide that will help you create effective content and earn with this brand.


Viator confirms Expedia’s report. The brand noted that popular destinations for autumn/winter 2022 are Cancun (Mexico) and Oahu (USA). Viator also listed the top European destinations. This year, travelers are actively booking excursions in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Florence (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal), and London (UK).

By the way, now is the time to earn with the Viator Partner Program, as the brand increased its commission rate to 10% (from 8%) till the end of the year.


Tripadvisor shared the most popular international destinations for the Christmas holidays in 2022. The top five most popular cities are: 

  • Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Cancun (Mexico)
  • Bali (Indonesia)
  • Crete (Greece)

More international destinations can be found in our table. Don’t forget that, with the Tripadvisor Partner Program, you can earn on tours and activities, as well as on hotels. Join the brand’s partner program and receive up to 50% of the brand revenue.


According to Klook, the one-stop platform for travelers to book in-destination services worldwide, the most popular destinations for December 2022 are:

  • Taiwan –> Japan
  • South Korea –> Japan
  • Singapore –> Japan
  • Philippines –> Singapore
  • Thailand –> Japan

Check out the complete list of popular destinations and other travel insights in our table. Don’t forget to join the Klook Partner Program to earn up to 5% of the order amount.


Trivago US

Data from Trivago’s accommodation booking service confirms the statistics of other brands. In addition, the brand’s list of the most popular Christmas destinations includes:

  • Las Vegas (USA)
  • Myrtle Beach (USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Panama City Beach (USA)
  • Playa Bavaro (Dominican Republic)

Join the Trivago Partner Program and earn 40% of click-out revenue. You can find the best practices for working with this brand you can find in our program review.

SuperTravel (ex. Snaptravel)

SuperTravel (ex. Snaptravel), the service that helps travelers save 30 to 50% on hotel reservations, tells us where its users will go during the Christmas holidays. This list confirms the data of other brands: it includes cities in the USA, UK, Europe, and others. The full list you can find in the table.

Partners earn 5% for each completed booking. To earn with SuperTravel, join the brand’s partner program.

Car Rentals

Although demand for air travel has increased since last year, the car remains one of the main means of transportation for US travelers. 69% of people who plan to go on a Christmas trip choose a car as their main mode of transport or in addition to the flight.


According to statistics from EconomyBookings, Christmas travelers will pick up rented cars on December 23–26 in the following states:

  • Florida
  • California
  • Texas
  • Hawaii
  • Nevada
  • Arizona

Join the EconomyBookings Partner Program, mention these destinations in your Christmas content, and earn 60% of the brand’s revenue from each booking.


More detailed data was shared with us by QEEQ, a global car rental platform. This data echoes the observations of Economybookings. On QEEQ, Christmas travelers book cars in New York and several other cities in Washington, Illinois, and Colorado, as well as:

  • Orlando
  • Los Angeles 
  • Miami
  • Las Vegas
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • San Francisco 
  • Dallas
  • Opa-Locka

Check out the full list of the top destinations in our table and join the QEEQ Partner Program. As a partner, you’ll earn 5% on completed car rentals and 10% on successful bookings on annual Diamond QEEQ Membership.

How Travelers Can Save Money on Christmas Trips

Another important and pleasant attribute of most holidays is major discounts. In the travel niche, these discounts encourage travelers to book a service as soon as possible while there is a special offer. For content creators who earn through affiliate marketing, promoting discounts is an opportunity to see covered rewards on their balance.

Some Travelpayouts brands have prepared hot offers. Check out these offers and share them with your audience.


Tiqets, the largest online ticketing platform in the world, has prepared special Christmas promo codes for world-famous attractions in the United States and some European cities like Paris, London, Rome, and many others.

  • Promo Codes: check out our table
  • Gift: 5% off
  • Campaign Dates: December 6, 2022 — January 6, 2023

Join the Tiqets Partner Program and earn 8% of the tours and activities’ final booking price (the price with discount).


Klook has prepared a special promo code for the month of December.

  • Promo Codes: YES2022
  • Gift: 10% off for selected attractions, activities and tours.
  • Campaign Dates: until December 31, 2022

It’s important to consider the demand for specific destinations among travelers in order to create content that will be interesting and useful for your audience.

Take into account information about popular cities, countries, and special offers from brands for Christmas travel. So, you can help your audience to plan a trip at the best price. After all, the sooner they book travel services, the more chances that they will have to avoid empty wallets after the holidays. Of course, this will help you earn with the best partner programs of travel brands.

If you only plan to start working with brands listed in this post, register on the Travelpayouts partnership platform and join popular travel affiliate programs, so as not to miss one of the most profitable seasons for affiliate marketing.

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