In the first nine months of 2023, the S&P 500 advanced 11.68%. But that’s an average, of course. Many stocks returned less. These 10 winning stocks, however—the best performers over the first three quarters of the year—helped push the benchmark higher.

If there is a unifying theme to these outperformers, it’s multipronged. One clear trend is the rise in demand for leisure travel. This drove several stocks that are involved in reservation systems and cruises.

Another crucial trend is outsized enthusiasm for the future and promise of renewable energy, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. Investors are hoping to get in on the ground floor, or close to it, of the next big thing in technology. This eagerness spurred a number of tech stocks into record territory.

Higher interest rates have been a third key factor.

Altogether, the top 10 stocks year-to-date through September 30 beat the broad market by at least 41 percentage points. The No. 1 stock surpassed it by a whopping 186 percentage points.

Naturally, whether or not they continue to dominate through year-end and beyond remains to be seen.

10. Booking Holdings (BKNG)

The Norwalk, Conn.-based company that helps manage online reservations for hotels, restaurants, rental cars, and other hospitality ventures, is a clear beneficiary of growing demand for travel—and fewer cancellations than in recent years.

For instance, one of its subsidiaries, OpenTable, which serves high-end restaurants, recently collaborated with technology company Popmenu to enhance digital menu capabilities for a variety of restaurants. Market research suggests that the global restaurant-management-software market will reach nearly $5 billion by year-end.

But solid growth in domestic hotel bookings seems to be driving Booking’s growth, according to analysts.

Management projects that quarterly EPS will come in at $67.85, which would be a nearly 28% year-over-year increase. Average analyst estimates anticipate that quarterly revenue will jump nearly 19.5% from the corresponding quarter last year, to $7.23 billion.

Through the end of the third quarter, the stock surged 53% this year.