Expedia reveals 10 busiest destinations for Labor Day 2017

A recent Expedia® survey confirmed that nearly 25 percent of Americans plan to get out of town for Labor Day this year, the company said.

To help travelers get in one last summer getaway, Expedia today released data on the busiest destinations and where to go for a great deal.

Expedia flight booking data suggests that these North American cities are shaping up to be the busiest destinations for Labor Day weekend:

New York
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
San Francisco

Many destinations that are seeing a rise in popularity this year versus last year are actually less expensive. For example, while Las Vegas is twice as popular this year versus last year, it is 10 percent cheaper, as are Honolulu and Austin. Internationally, Reykjavik is seeing nearly twice the interest this year, but coming in around 25 percent cheaper this August compared to last. Similarly, Paris and Barcelona are experiencing rising demand yet represent a great deal for travelers, with savings of roughly 15 percent, respectively.

One of the best ways to save even more on a trip is by booking as a package. When travelers book hotel and flights at the same time, the combination can yield an average of up to USD 600 in savings — and sometimes a lot more. Expedia analyzed US bookings from February 1 to July 31, 2017 to determine destinations where travelers can find deep package savings. Strong package deals abound to destinations including:

Italy — particularly Rome, Florence, Milan and Venice — savings on package bookings up to USD 2,200
The Bahamas — savings on package bookings up to USD 1,200
London — savings on package bookings up to USD 2,100
Hawaii — including Kauai, The Big Island and Oahu — savings on package bookings up to USD 1,000
Greece — savings on package bookings up to USD 1,500
Costa Rica — savings on package bookings up to USD 650

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