Trends Show an Increase in Booking Lead Times, and 2014 as the Best Time to Travel Abroad
December 02, 2014 — CheapOair, the first flights-focused hybrid travel agency, announced today its list of top international and domestic destinations consumers are traveling to for the holidays. The data shows that average roundtrip domestic and international airfare are $480 and $812, respectively. CheapOair also discovered that 2014 is proving to be a great year to travel internationally this season, as more than half of the destinations are showing a drop in fares from 2013.
Domestic Holiday Travel Facts 2014 vs. 2013:
2014’s top three destinations remained identical to 2013’s, with the only difference being Orlando moving to the number one spot, above Los Angeles. This year, Miami made its debut on the top ten list, knocking Seattle from its number 9 position last year.
International Holiday Travel Facts 2014 vs. 2013:
This year’s data for international travel yielded two new destinations: San José and San Juan, replacing Guadalajara and Nassau from 2013’s list. More than half of CheapOair’s top ten destinations saw a decrease in airfare pricing, including Cancun, Dublin, Kingston, Montego Bay, Manila and Paris, proving that 2014 is an ideal year to travel abroad.
“Flexibility and patience are key when traveling during the upcoming holiday season,” advises CheapOair’s travel expert, Tom Spagnola. “Consumers should be willing to adjust their plans by choosing off-peak travel days, as well as consider flying out of smaller, local airports; the difference of a few days or a few miles can mean saving hundreds of dollars on your trip.”
By consistently monitoring travel trends, CheapOair’s mission is to educate and aid consumers and travel professionals in both planning and booking their travel and staying current on the most popular destinations. With partnerships with more than 450 global airlines and a database of more than 2,000 destinations, CheapOair can help travelers find the highest quality, cost efficient flight reservations in the industry.
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