Thursday, August 13, 2015
With the unofficial end of summer approaching, the Expedia team analyzed 2014 Labor Day holiday booking data and found that a mere 20% of eventual Labor Day travel accommodations had been booked in July 2014, making Labor Day a top last-minute booking holiday.
Still not sure where to go for Labor Day? Here are the top North America destinations for Labor Day 2015:
1) Las Vegas
2) New York City – average flight prices down 7%
3) Cancun – average flight prices down more than 10%
4) Orlando – average flight prices down 5%
6) Los Angeles – average flight prices down 9%
7) San Francisco
8) Miami – average flight prices down more than 10%
10) Washington, D.C. – average flight prices down 9%
Internationally, Americans are taking advantage of favorable currency exchange rates by cashing in on hotel deals across Europe.
Foreign markets seeing a rise in demand include Barcelona, Spain, where average daily hotel rates in U.S. Dollars are down more than 20%, and Florence, Italy, where average daily rates are down more than 5%. Other popular international destinations for Labor Day 2015 include Paris, London and Rome.
Here are the top International destinations for Labor Day 2015:
1) Toronto -27%
2) Mexico City -25%
3) Cleveland -22%
To help travelers secure top deals on last-minute Labor Day plans, Expedia is launching a limited time End of Summer Flash Coupon, for 24 hours on August 21 only, offering deep discounts on accommodations.
In six featured destinations, Visitors to Expedia.com will be offered a limited quantity of coupons for an additional 50% off on the Expedia mobile app on select 4 and 5 stars hotels in Las Vegas, Cancun, New York City, Chicago, Paris and Orlando.
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