NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CheapOair®, the leading flight-focused hybrid travel agency, today announced its top ten domestic and international destinations for the 2017 holiday season. This year, Denver, CO, Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA round out the top three U.S. domestic cities booked, accompanied by three Mexican destinations – Mexico City, Cancun, and Guadalajara – as the top three international cities booked. For this holiday season, CheapOair’s data reveals that average U.S. domestic airfare prices have decreased by 5% since last year, and they are down nearly 30% since 2013.
This year, many U.S. travelers are planning vacations to warm weather destinations across Mexico and the Caribbean. Within these regions, data shows a tremendous increase in bookings to destinations including Monterrey and Los Cabos in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. Bookings to U.S cities including Denver are up 60% year over year, and Austin, TX are up 158% year over year.
CheapOair predicts that the booking window for a cheap airfare is closing quickly as we move into December. The online travel agency expects prices to jump significantly in the second week of the month and encourages consumers to book soon to score the best deals for holiday travel.
“Warm weather travel is always at its peak during the holiday season, however many travelers are still making plans to visit the cooler regions such as New York, Colorado and Canada,” said Tom Spagnola, Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations at CheapOair. “This year, we’re seeing a few new cities pop up, both internationally and domestically, and overall, prices are lower than they’ve been in past years prompting more consumer than ever to travel for the holidays.”
CheapOair’s Top Destinations for Holiday 2017
Mexico City, Mexico
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Marsh Harbor, Bahamas
Los Cabos, Mexico
Newark, NJ (NYC)
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Outside of the U.S., Mexico has taken the