Leading online travel agency releases data showing a record-breaking 47-million passengers will be flying this year for the holidays, a 4 percent increase compared to 2014
NEW YORK, NY – December 8, 2015 – CheapOair®, the first flights-focused hybrid travel agency, today announced its top ten most popular domestic and international destinations consumers are traveling to for the holiday season this year.
CheapOair’s data shows many popular destinations are included on the list of top domestic travel picks, such as Orlando, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Florida is the most popular state for domestic travel, with Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa maintaining three positions on the list. The average round-trip domestic airfare this year is $423, with the lowest fares available to cities such as Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver and New York City area.
CheapOair’s top domestic destinations for holiday travel and average airfare:
Orlando, FL, $466
Los Angeles, CA, $454
Denver, CO, $407
Las Vegas, NV, $361
Ft. Lauderdale, FL , $508
San Francisco, CA, $438
Chicago, IL, $333
Phoenix, AZ, $403
Newark, NJ, $404
Tampa, FL, $458
The list of top ten international destinations also includes several cities that are favored by tourists, such as San Juan, Cancun and Montego Bay. Mexico takes the reigns as the most popular country on the list, with Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City and San Jose Cabo maintaining four of the top ten positions. The average round-trip international airfare is $719.
CheapOair’s top international destinations for holiday travel and average airfare:
San Juan, Puerto Rico, $639
Cancun, Mexico, $729
Montego Bay, Jamaica, $677
St. Thomas, $906
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, $773
Mexico City, Mexico, $576
Kingston, Jamaica, $576
Panama City, Panama, $785
San Jose Cabo, Mexico, $688
San José, Costa Rica, $842
“This year, the travel industry is expected to see an increase of 4 percent in passengers flying on U.S. airlines during the holiday travel period (December 18th-January 4th), bringing the total number of passengers to roughly 47 million,” explained Thomas Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations. “Low fuel costs have kept ticket prices lower than last year, for the same period, which is making the 2015 holiday travel season record-breaking for the airline industry.”
By consistently monitoring travel trends, CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers and travel professionals in both planning their travel accommodations and staying current on the most popular destinations. With a portfolio of products, including rate and schedule information from 450 global airlines, CheapOair is a great way to book the travel that’s right for you.
The fares referenced are averages, calculated based on bookings made 30+ days in advance, leaving any time December 20th through December 31st and returning any time before January 2nd.
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