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Cheapflights Canada

August 23, 2016 15:21 ET

Cheapflights.ca Finds Autumn Airfares Are Falling Faster Than the Leaves

Shares Value Destinations Where Fares Are Down 25% (or More) in September and October

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Aug 23, 2016) - If you missed out on 2016's summer airfare bargains, don't fret. There's more to come. While summer fares were the lowest in recent years, autumn airfares are dropping even lower -- a further 36% less in the case of London and more than 30% less to Copenhagen and Lisbon, two of Europe's most appealing cities.

To help you make the most of the affordable fall travel window, the travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the champions of simple travel search, have assembled a list of 10 value destinations for Canadian travellers to stretch their vacation season with a line-up of getaways where average airfares for September and October are at least 25 per cent lower than they were in July and August.

Here are some of the best bets for autumn adventures:

  • London, United Kingdom (Average airfare down 36%) - London is one of those destinations that has something for everyone, whether you're travelling solo, as a couple, with small children or with teens who seem to get bored every 20 minutes. Museums and galleries abound, many of which are even free to explore, like the National Gallery and Tate Modern. Love being outside? London is filled with parks and gardens, including Hyde Park, known as one of the best city parks in the world, and the 410-acre Regent's Park, with its open-air theatre and boating lake. Also ideal for foodies, London boasts a whopping 6000+ restaurants, 65 of which are Michelin-starred. The diverse city is also home many historical attractions, including four World Heritage Sites.

  • Lisbon, Portugal (Average airfare down 35%) - Hop on a plane to Portugal this fall and spend some time in eclectic Lisbon, a destination that offers historic monuments, quaint neighbourhoods, parks and beaches, lively nightlife, amazing wine and fresh seafood. Recently named the third most hospitable city in the world by TripAdvisor and one of the coolest cities in Europe by CNN, Lisbon is piquing the interest of more and more travellers excited to get to know its many charms.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (Average airfare down 33%) - The City of Brotherly Love was the first World Heritage City in the U.S. and offers a wide range of activities for the curious traveller looking for a good spot for a city break. In addition to tucking into an authentic Philly cheesesteak, you'll want to get out for a walk, which is the easiest way to get around and the best way to get to know Philadelphia's many neighbourhoods. From the cobblestone streets of Old City, to the world class museums and historic houses of Logan Square, to the growing foodie scene of East Passyunk, there's something for everyone among Philly's many vibrant hoods.

  • Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador (Average airfare down 33%) - The most easterly edge of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the most diverse destinations in Canada. And with bargain autumn fares to both Deer Lake (down 26%) and Gander, now is the chance to start exploring. The island's vast size leaves plenty of room for natural wonders -- including three national parks, 29,000 kilometres of coastline, 100,000-year-old icebergs and abundant wildlife, including 22 species of whale and more than 120,000 moose. Its cultural wonders -- like the thriving music and performing arts scene -- will round out your visit, whether you go for a weekend or a month.

  • Madrid, Spain (Average airfare down 33%) - Madrid is a sprawling city with something interesting to see or do hiding around nearly every corner. Anyone looking for an art and culture fix should check out the area known as Madrid's Golden Triangle of Art, composed mainly of the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. And, of course, you will need to make time to enjoy the wide selection of tapas -- small local snacks served with a glass of wine or beer -- that you'll find at many bars and restaurants across the city. Work off all that delicious food with some shopping in one of Madrid's many shopping areas, or get some fresh air at the city's largest park, Casa de Campo, which is five times bigger than New York's Central Park.

The fall travel value destinations rounding out our list are Copenhagen, Denmark (average airfare down 33%); Washington, D.C., United States (average airfare down 30%); Québec City, Québec (average airfare down 30%); Phoenix, Arizona, United States (average airfare down 28%); and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States (average airfare down 27%). For the complete list of 10 value destinations for Canadian travellers to stretch their vacation season, head to www.cheapflights.ca/news/10-value-destinations-for-canadian-travellers-to-stretch-their-vacation-season.

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