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21 Aug, 2012

Travelocity Reveals Top 10 Most Popular Destinations for U.S. Labor Day Weekend


SOUTHLAKE, Texas–August 15, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and many travelers are looking to get away one final time before summer ends. Travelocity analyzed its Labor Day booking data to find the price to beat as well as the most popular Labor Day destinations, and some spots that are gaining in popularity this year.

“This Labor Day the most popular destinations offer something for every type of traveler, from the city slicker to beach lover,” said Courtney Scott, senior editor, Travelocity. “Most of the Labor Day hotspots have average hotel rates of $150 per night or lower and average airfare under the price to beat ($327), which is great news for budget-conscious travelers.”

Top 10 Most Popular Labor Day Destinations:

  1. Las Vegas, Average Daily Rate (ADR) $150; average domestic airfare $336
  2. New York City, ADR $249; airfare $287
  3. Orlando, ADR $99; airfare $262
  4. Denver, ADR $95; airfare $261
  5. Seattle, ADR $126; airfare $364
  6. South Florida, ADR $138; airfare $283
  7. Los Angeles, ADR $123; airfare $292
  8. Chicago, ADR $147; airfare $280
  9. Dallas / Fort Worth, ADR $125; airfare $345
  10. San Francisco, ADR $168; airfare $330

Top 10 Up-and-Coming Labor Day Destinations:

  1. Bahamas, ADR $226; airfare $379
  2. Vancouver, British Columbia, ADR $141; airfare $517
  3. Madrid, Spain, ADR $200; airfare $951
  4. Dominican Republic, ADR $189; airfare $551
  5. Dublin, Ireland, ADR $227; airfare $927
  6. Toronto, Canada, ADR $131; airfare $380
  7. Raleigh-Durham, NC, ADR $86; airfare $258
  8. Madison, WI, ADR $124; airfare $328
  9. Savannah, GA, ADR $107; airfare $357
  10. Burlington, VT, ADR $95; airfare $386

“Many travelers leverage the extra day off of work to take an extended vacation, making international trips possible,” said Scott. “For those people looking for a new destination here at home, small cities and towns are becoming more popular. With their great hotels, restaurants and sights it’s not surprising that more Americans are finding their way to these local secrets.”

To end summer with a bang, Travelocity is offering travelers great travel deals with its Labor Day sale to everywhere from beaches to cities to international destinations. If you book a three-night-or-more stay with a participating hotel you’ll receive an American Express®- branded Gas Card worth $50.

Travelocity is owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation. Travelocity also owns and operates: Travelocity Business® for corporate travel; igougo.com, lastminute.com, and ZUJI, a leader in Asia-Pacific online travel.