CheapOair Introduces Travel Trend Data

NEW YORK, February 16, 2011

CheapOair today announced the launch of two additions to its site, the Top 50 Destinations and Top 25 City Pairs pages. The lists tally travel trend data on the top 50 destinations and top 25 travel routes most searched by customers on CheapOair.com as well as the lowest fares to those cities. Each Tuesday morning the lists are updated so it’s easy to stay in touch with current hot spots — both domestically and internationally. Changes in week over week popularity are also displayed to see which destinations are trending at all times.

Consumers can use the information as a tool to gauge popular destinations and make educated travel selections. CheapOair will also include subsequent deals to the leading destinations featured on these pages, offering the lowest fares by pulling from over 100 million airfare combinations on over 400 airlines. A special promotion of up to $50 off is being offered by using PR50 discount code, to commemorate the launch of the new landing pages. Additionally, industry professionals can utilize this new information as research to stay competitive in their fields.

Top Domestic Destinations Q1 2010 vs. Q1 2011

Florida destinations remain popular, with five of the top ten 2011 domestic flights being booked to Florida cities. Orlando has surpassed Las Vegas for most booked destination in Q1 2011 vs. Q1 2010 along with several Florida cities moving up the list, most likely due to severe weather the country faced in January. Las Vegas and Los Angeles still remain in the top three, while San Francisco has been replaced by Denver in 10th place.

Rank Q1 2010  Q1 2011 
1 Las Vegas, NV Orlando, FL
2 Orlando, FL Las Vegas, NV
3 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles, CA
4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix, AZ
6 Atlanta, GA Tampa, FL
7 Tampa, FL Miami, FL
8 Miami, FL Ft. Myers, FL
9 Fort Myers, FL Atlanta, GA
10 San Francisco, CA Denver, CO

Top International Destinations Q1 2010 vs. Q1 2011

Cancun remains the top international destination year over year and the top 10 list continues to be dominated by warm weather and resort destinations in Mexico, Jamaica and Costa Rica. New for 2011 include more exotic destination such as the Port of Spain and Bangkok which have replaced Paris and Frankfurt in the top 10.

Rank Q1 2010  Q1 2011 
1 Cancun, Mexico Cancun, Mexico
2 London, UK Manilla, Philippines
3 Manilla, Philippines London, UK
4 Mexico City, Mexico Guadalajara, Mexico
5 Guadalajara, Mexico San Jose, Cosa Rica
6 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
7 San Jose, Cosa Rica Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
8 Montego Bay, Jamaica Montego Bay, Jamaica
9 Paris, France Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
10 Frankfurt, Germany Bangkok, Thailand

SOURCE: CheapOair