Leading Online Travel Agency’s Weekend Data Shows Decreased Airfares
NEW YORK, NY – May 20, 2015 – CheapOair, the top flights-focused hybrid online travel agency, announced today the top ten destinations its consumers are traveling to for Memorial Day weekend. After a record breaking winter of frigid temperatures across most of the country, CheapOair’s data shows that a majority of travelers took advantage of the significantly low airfare costs available for the holiday weekend, to celebrate the unofficial start to summer.
“With the average fare for the weekend coming in slightly above $400, Memorial Day travel is easily accessible for consumers seeking a quick getaway,” explains Tom Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations. “With the lower airfares, more people are traveling to not only the typical destinations like Florida and California, but as well as adventurous locales like the Philippines. The most substantial airfare change between 2014 and 2015 was reflected in bookings to Manila, Philippines, showing a 17% cost decline from the previous year. Of the top ten destinations, eight are domestic, including Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Denver, Colorado; San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Miami, Florida.
Most Popular Destinations (2015 Avg. Roundtrip Airfare) 2015-14 Airfare Cost Change
1. Las Vegas, Nevada ($335.19), -1%
2. Orlando, Florida ($292.14), -7%
3. Los Angeles, California ($343.43), 1%
4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida ($292.53), -1%
5. Denver, Colorado ($289.98), 0%
6. San Francisco, California ($350.59), 3%
7. Cancun, Mexico ($476.17), -11%
8. Chicago, Illinois ($270.33), -12%
9. Miami, Florida ($321.01), -10%
The average prices above are based on bookings made on CheapOair.com between January 1 and March 23, 2015, for travel between May 21 and 25, 2015. Fares are roundtrip and include taxes and fees. Fares are based on historical data, and may no longer be available at the time of booking.
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