SOURCE: CheapOair


August 23, 2011 10:16 ET

CheapOair Releases Labor Day Travel Trends

Leading Online Travel Agency Analyzes Airfare and Hotel Pricing and Predicts Top Travel Destinations for 2011

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - CheapOair releases leisure travel pricing and destination trends, based on customers' purchase behavior for the Labor Day holiday. The data compares Labor Day weekend airfares and hotel rates for 2011 vs. 2010. The company's results show that domestic cities are the preferred travel destinations for Labor Day. 2011 airfares to the top ten purchased Labor Day destinations have increased by 4% and average hotel rates have increased by 10% in vs. 2010.

Top Ten Destinations 2011 vs. 2010:
The top ten list is dominated by domestic destinations. Los Angeles has now become the number one travel destination for Labor Day, trumping Orlando (which fell to number two) for the bragging rights as the top spot. Knocking Tampa out of the top ten this year is San Francisco, which is back on the list for the first time since 2009. New York City did not make this list again for the third consecutive year.

2011 2010
Destination Destination
Los Angeles Orlando
Orlando Los Angeles
Las Vegas Los Vegas
Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale
Denver Atlanta
Seattle/Tacoma Seattle/Tacoma
Atlanta Denver
San Francisco Phoenix
Miami Miami
Phoenix Tampa

Airfare Pricing for Top Ten Destinations 2011 vs. 2010:
Airfares, on average, have increased 4% to the top ten destinations in the US. Those looking for great deals this Labor Day however, should look into fares to Las Vegas, Denver and Phoenix which are down for 2011.

2011 2010
Destination Avg. Fare Destination Avg. Fare
Los Angeles $ 387.94 Los Angeles $ 372.85
Orlando $ 302.90 Orlando $ 289.22
Las Vegas $ 339.44 Las Vegas $ 344.55
Ft. Lauderdale $ 296.96 Ft. Lauderdale $ 287.54
Denver $ 292.50 Denver $ 310.51
Seattle/Tacoma $ 371.30 Seattle/Tacoma $ 356.74
Atlanta $ 323.81 Atlanta $ 316.36
San Francisco $ 410.11 San Francisco N/A
Miami $ 367.63 Miami $ 341.38
Phoenix $ 331.92 Phoenix $ 339.17

2011 vs. 2010
Destination Avg. Fare
Los Angeles 4%
Orlando 5%
Las Vegas -1%
Ft. Lauderdale 3%
Denver -6%
Seattle/Tacoma 4%
Atlanta 2%
San Francisco N/A
Miami 8
Phoenix -2%

Hotel Rates for Top Ten Destinations 2011 vs. 2010:
Hotels appear to be more volatile than airfares with an average increase of 10% in the top domestic cities this Labor Day. Atlanta, with a 24% decrease in average room rate is the best choice in terms of value for those looking to save on hotel stays. Rates in Denver, Orlando and Las Vegas are also down however Miami, despite the steepest increases in air (8%) and hotels (29%), remains the 8th most popular Labor Day destination.

2011 2010
Destination Avg. Rate Destination Avg. Rate
Los Angeles $ 95.17 Los Angeles $ 91.17
Orlando $ 63.32 Orlando $ 66.50
Las Vegas $ 108.80 Las Vegas $ 111.36
Ft. Lauderdale $ 89.00 Ft. Lauderdale $ 81.62
Denver $ 82.74 Denver $ 83.44
Seattle/Tacoma $ 149.81 Seattle/Tacoma $ 126.24
Atlanta $ 91.45 Atlanta $ 120.54
San Francisco $ 153.90 San Francisco N/A
Miami $ 140.16 Miami $ 108.84
Phoenix $ 71.20 Phoenix $ 69.00
2011 vs. 2010
Destination Avg. Rate
Los Angeles 4%
Orlando -5%
Las Vegas -2%
Ft. Lauderdale 9%
Denver -1%
Seattle/Tacoma 19%
Atlanta -24%
San Francisco N/A
Miami 29%
Phoenix 3%

CheapOair continually analyzes trends in the travel market in order to keep consumers and industry professionals informed and up-to-date on the most popular travel destinations and pricing trends. Earlier this year, CheapOair launched the Top 50 Destinations and the Top 25 City Pairs pages which provide weekly updates on the most searched destinations and travel routes by customers on

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 global airlines, 100,000 negotiated hotels and vacation packages, and the lowest guaranteed airfares, now accessible from the CheapOair Flight Search iPhone app or at For more information, please visit or call 888-546-4914.

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