Orlando Among Top 10 Thanksgiving Holiday Destinations
Orlando is among the top 10 travel destinations Americans will visit this Thanksgiving, Fly.com, the world’s easiest-to-use airfare search engine announced today. The latest study reveals not only a strong preference for destinations typically associated with vacation getaways, but also higher domestic fares for several destinations compared to 2011.
Data collected from more than 3 million Fly.com user searches identified that holiday-makers will eat their turkey dinner in places such as Hawaii, Mexico, Las Vegas, as well as Orlando this year.
Driven by extremely low fall airfares in recent months, Honolulu was the second-most searched destination behind New York City. Travelers from California have been able to find flights to Hawaii for as little as $297 roundtrip (including taxes), and fares from the East Coast have been as low as $347roundtrip (including taxes).
“Savvy travelers know a good fare when they see one,” said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager, Fly.com. “So it is not surprising to see that some Americans are traveling to destinations that take them away from past holiday traditions. More importantly it is not too late to find a great deal onThanksgiving travel. For example, we continue to see roundtrip fares to Honolulu for as low as $296.”
Other popular Thanksgiving destinations include Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas – which ranked fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth and tenth place respectively, despite fares climbing as much as 15% compared with those available for Thanksgiving 2011.
Fly.com used data collected from more than 3 million user searches and extracted domestic and international flights with departure dates Nov. 17 – Nov. 22 and return dates Nov. 23 – Dec. 1. The study period included all searches conducted between Aug. 16 and Sept. 27, 2012.