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Travelocity Advises Travelers to Jump on Deals before Likely Fall Price Hikes

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Travelocity Advises Travelers to Jump on Deals before Likely Fall Price Hikes

Travelocity Advises Travelers to Jump on Deals before Likely Fall Price Hikes

SOUTHLAKE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With many airlines expected to reduce capacity later this year, consumers are likely to see price increases as early as this fall. Those who want to take advantage of the abundance of travel deals should do so this summer. Travelocity’s most recent data report shows average domestic airfare is $299, down 17 percent from last summer, and the average price of hotels is $142 per night, a decrease of 14 percent. For a family of four, that represents a combined savings of $374 on accommodations and airfare for an average six-night domestic summer vacation.

Similarly, with both average international hotel rates ($197) and airfare ($690) down 14 percent compared to last year, a family of four can save an average of $847 on airfare and hotel for the typical 13-night international vacation. Because it’s such a tremendous value this summer, most international travelers are deviating from the norm and heading to Western Europe, which has managed to take share from the Caribbean.

“Travelers have been spoiled by cheap travel options this year, and we’re seeing that trend continue into the summer season,” Genevieve Shaw Brown, senior editor for Travelocity, said. “However, travelers should not expect these prices to last forever. With capacity cuts planned for the fall, now is the time to jump on current travel deals.”

Cheap Travel Options for Domestic Travel

  • Tampa/St. Petersburg (avg. airfare = $227; avg. hotel = $130 per night)
  • Denver (avg. airfare = $254; avg. hotel = $120 per night)
  • New Orleans (avg. airfare = $271; avg. hotel = $133 per night)
  • Las Vegas (avg. airfare = $279; avg. hotel = $96 per night)

Cheap Travel Options for International Travel

  • Puerto Vallarta (avg. airfare = $405; avg. hotel = $187 per night)
  • Toronto (avg. airfare = $435; avg. hotel = $126 per night)
  • Dominican Republic (avg. airfare = $489; avg. hotel = $189 per night)
  • Dublin (avg. airfare = $694; avg. hotel = $160 per night)

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

*Average airfare and hotel rates are based on Travelocity data.

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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