With the Fourth of July holiday basically upon us, it’s always fun to see what the travel trends are for the Independence Day break and to see where your choices fit in among your fellow Americans. Destination picks, methods of bookings, travel pricing: what is the latest direction for today’s traveler from the U.S.?
Scrolling through one’s Instagram, one might get the impression that everyone is at his or her nearest beach. But, not so fast. Actually data from CheapOair, a leading flight-focused hybrid online travel agency might surprise you. In fact, the top ten domestic destinations of its customers for the 4th of July holiday are: Las Vegas, NV; Orlando, FL; Los Angeles, CA: Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Dallas, TX; New York City, NY; Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Such a list really runs the gamut, and some of the reason is based on pricing. Travel data shows that average costs for the majority of the top destinations are actually down compared to last year, with the exception of Los Angeles, CA, New York -LaGuardia, and Seattle, WA, which are up by 5%, 7% and 15%, respectively. Las Vegas may actually be high on the priority list of many people given that the city offers a 6% decrease in airfare since last year. Guess that means more money to gamble once one arrives.