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Travelocity Names 10 Summer Hotspots

Dépèche transmise le 13 mai 2009 par Business Wire

Travelocity Names 10 Summer Hotspots

Travelocity Names 10 Summer Hotspots

SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Travelocity’s (http://travelocity.com) most recent summer travel data reveals some domestic destinations have increased in popularity despite many travelers reducing their vacation budgets. In Travelocity’s most recent poll, one-third of respondents reported a reduced summer vacation budget as compared to last year. These summer hotspots will benefit from an increase in popularity, despite a troubled economy.

In an analysis of the top 25 destinations for summer travel, Travelocity editors identified the 10 domestic summer hotspots with the largest share increases when compared to 2008. What makes them so popular now? These destinations have some of the steepest drops in airfare in the country and vacation deals are plentiful.

With hotel rates down in most places – in some cases as much as 30 percent – travelers will have no trouble finding deals in these destinations for their summer vacations. Airfare also continues to drop with an average domestic summer fare of $299, 17 percent less than last year.

“With travelers expected to take more domestic trips this summer these cities and their tourism businesses will benefit from a surge in popularity,” said Amy Ziff, Travelocity editor-at-large.

Top 10 Summer Hotspots Include:

Destination

 

Share Increase

Minneapolis / St. Paul 13 percent
Salt Lake City 13 percent
San Francisco 12 percent
Las Vegas 11 percent
Seattle 11 percent
Chicago 10 percent
Washington, D.C. 10 percent
Portland (OR) 9 percent
San Diego 8 percent
Boston 7 percent

Where are these destinations luring visitors away from? Some of the country’s closest neighbors have lost visitor share this summer: Canada (down 8 percent), Mexico (down 19 percent) and the Caribbean (down 21 percent).

For more information on summer getaways, visit The Window Seat® Travel Blog.

About Travelocity Global

Travelocity® is committed to being the traveler's champion -- before, during and after the trip – and provides the most comprehensive and proactive guarantee in the industry (www.travelocity.com/guarantee). This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7 live phone support, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology has made Travelocity one of the largest travel companies in the world with annual gross bookings of more than U.S. $10 billion. Travelocity also owns and operates: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, a leading online travel community; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel. Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel marketing and distribution.

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