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CheapOair

June 20, 2011 09:00 ET

CheapOair Releases 4th of July Travel Trends

Leading Online Travel Agency Analyzes Airfare Hikes and Predicts Top National and International Destinations for 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - CheapOair today releases 4th of July leisure travel pricing and destination trends, pulling data from its own database for domestic and international trips originating from the U.S. 2011 vs. 2010 4th of July airfares have increased 8% to top domestic destinations and 9% to top international destinations.

"CheapOair has taken an extra step searching for travel deals to satisfy customers' needs in light of airfare increases due to rising oil prices and traveler demand," said Bill Miller, Senior Vice President at CheapOair. "There are still deals to be had, several of our most popular destinations such as London, Orlando and Las Vegas are below last year or are available at modest increases."

Top Domestic Destinations 2011 vs. 2010:
Orlando is again the number one chosen 4th of July destination this year. Despite the highest domestic airfare increases, demand for Los Angeles and New York City continue and these two destinations round out the top three positions, with Los Angeles taking the lead over NYC. Making its debut this year on the top 10 list is San Francisco, ranking 9th. Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale, Denver and Seattle represent the best travel deals for the holiday weekend.

20112010
DestinationAvg. FareDestinationAvg. Fare
Orlando$ 329Orlando$ 314
Los Angeles$ 450New York$ 370
New York$ 441Los Angeles$ 402
Denver$ 344Atlanta$ 342
Seattle/Tacoma$ 416Las Vegas$ 370
Las Vegas$ 344Seattle/Tacoma$ 405
Chicago$ 420Chicago$ 377
Boston$ 406Denver$ 333
San Francisco$ 435Ft Lauderdale$ 312
Ft Lauderdale$ 319Boston$ 385

2011 vs. 2010
DestinationAvg. Fare
Orlando5%
Los Angeles12%
New York19%
Denver3%
Seattle/Tacoma3%
Las Vegas-7%
Chicago12%
Boston6%
San FranciscoNew
Ft Lauderdale2%

Top International Destinations 2011 vs. 2010:
San Juan remains the top international destination year over year with London and Paris swapping 2nd and 3rd place. Beyond the top three positions, the international destination landscape is dramatically different in 2011 vs. 2010. Toronto, Ontario and Beijing dropped from the top ten list this year, being replaced with newcomers Madrid, Athens, and San Jose Juan Santamaria. London not only continues to be at the top of the popularity list, it is also the best international travel deal for the upcoming holiday.

20112010
DestinationAvg. FareDestinationAvg. Fare
San Juan$ 408San Juan$ 368
London$ 954Paris$ 943
Paris$ 1,038London$ 988
Cancun$ 517Cancun$ 499
Mexico City$ 487Toronto$ 554
Madrid$ 960Mexico City$ 482
Guadalajara$ 430Vancouver$ 491
Vancouver$ 551Ontario$ 334
Athens$ 926Guadalajara$ 456
San Jose Juan Santamaria$ 614Beijing$ 1,221
2011 vs. 2010
DestinationAvg. Fare
San Juan11%
London-3%
Paris10%
Cancun4%
Mexico City1%
MadridNew
Guadalajara-6%
Vancouver12%
AthensNew
San Jose Juan SantamariaNew

Earlier this year, CheapOair launched the Top 50 Destinations and the Top 25 City Pairs pages which tally travel trend data on the most searched destinations and travel routes by customers on CheapOair.com. By pulling statistical data regarding 4th of July travel, CheapOair continues to analyze current trends in the travel market to provide consumers and industry professionals with the most up-to-date travel information.

ABOUT CHEAPOAIR:
CheapOair is a top 10 online travel booking site and a leading supplier of cheap airfares, hotels, car rentals and vacation packages. CheapOair offers the best in value with attractive, one-stop solutions for today's savvy traveler. Their portfolio of products includes car rentals that start at just $10 a day, over 100 million airfare combinations on 400 airlines, 100,000 negotiated hotels and vacation packages, and the lowest guaranteed airfares and rates, now accessible from the CheapOair Flight Search iPhone app or at www.CheapOair.com. For more information, please visit www.cheapoair.com or call 888-546-4914.

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