CheapOair Releases Most Popular Destinations for Labor Day Weekend

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Leading Online Travel Agency Reveals Las Vegas to be Most Popular U.S. Destination

CheapOair announced today its most popular destinations for the upcoming Labor Day weekend based on customers’ purchase patterns year over year. While roundtrip airfare to both domestic and international destinations has increased, CheapOair data reveals there are still deals to be found for customers looking to take advantage of the long weekend.

Travel to domestic destinations remains affordable, with airfare to many top destinations seeing only a 3—4 percent increase. While airfare to Las Vegas, the most popular U.S. destination for the Labor Day Weekend, is up 24 percent, roundtrip tickets are still only $345. Flights to major cities like New York and family destinations like Orlando, up 4 percent, are only $271 and $333, respectively.

Top U.S. Destinations         Average Roundtrip Airfare    YoY Price Change in %
Las Vegas                                 $345                24%
Denver                                 $257                3%
Orlando                                 $271                4%
New York                                 $333                4%
Chicago                                 $309                15%

Although prices to CheapOair’s popular international destinations saw a more significant increase this year, airfare to more exotic and inspirational destinations are not much more than a domestic ticket. Tickets to San Juan have gone up 41 percent but other destinations like San Jose Cabo saw a 16 percent decrease, with roundtrip airfare just $73 more than a ticket to Las Vegas.

Top Int’l. Destinations        Average Roundtrip Airfare    YoY Price Change in %
San Juan                        $440                41%
Cancun                        $459                13%
Nassau                    $416                9%
Aruba                    $469                N/A
San Jose Cabo                $418                -16%

“With domestic airfare expected to increase throughout 2013, we recommend booking as early as possible and utilizing comparative pricing and booking websites, like CheapOair, to find the best prices and deals,” emphasized Mark Drusch, chief supplier relations officer at CheapOair.

“Additionally, we expect to see several exciting international markets to see lower fares than last year, creating a compelling reason to venture abroad.”

For more trends data, please visit http://www.cheapoair.com/travel/travel_trends/ and sign up for CheapOair’s monthly Travel Trends eBook. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter @CheapOair for daily travel tips and advice.

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CheapOair.com is a top travel website for millions of travelers who expect more for less. CheapOair scans over 450 airlines in seconds to return guaranteed low prices on flights, hotels, car rentals and vacation packages, making planning and booking trips easy and hassle-free. With 24-hour support by phone and live chat, award-winning apps for iPhone and Android, and travel tips on Facebook and Twitter, CheapOair makes affordable travel possible anytime, anywhere. Book travel on http://www.cheapoair.com or call 1-800-566-2345.

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