Summer Travel Showdown: Sun Seekers vs. History Buffs

            Summer Travel Showdown: Sun Seekers vs. History Buffs

Europe and Caribbean Destinations Go Head-to-Head for Top International Travel

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, June 21, 2013

NEW YORK, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --To celebrate the first day of summer
today,™ has identified America's 20 most popular international
destinations for summer travel. At the top of the list is San Juan, Puerto
Rico, which beat out second-place finisher London, England, by a 16 percent

Known for laid-back living, the Caribbean isles stand in stark contrast to the
cultural hustle and bustle of Europe. Flight search activity to these regions
was neck-and-neck, with Europe narrowly edging out the Caribbean as the most
popular regional destination for American travelers. Of the top 20
most-searched international destinations, eight European cities and seven
Caribbean islands made the list. Winning cities were located in England,
Ireland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Greece (for Europe), and the
Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Aruba and the U.S.
Virgin Islands (for the Caribbean). The remainder of the top 20 was comprised
of destinations in Asia, Central America and South America.

"Today is the first official day of summer, which means America is ready to
jet off on vacation," said Warren H. Chang, vice president and general
manager, "When it comes to international travel, this year's airfare
search data shows that we are a divided nation of sun seekers and history
buffs."'s latest analysis indicates a growing popularity for Caribbean
destinations. Late last year a survey of 875 U.S. travelers revealed Europe
as the most-desired destination for 2013, with European destinations
representing 40 percent of all responses. The Caribbean only garnered 7
percent of responses.

The summer study used data from more than 2.28 million user searches
with travel dates between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2013. Searches were conducted
between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2013.

To find the best international fares for summer travel, visit's Fare

20 Most Popular International Summer Destinations:

Destination-- Region --Best Roundtrip Fare incl. Tax

1.San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Caribbean -- $115
2.London, England -- Europe -- $878
3.Paris, France -- Europe -- $829
4.Montego Bay, Jamaica -- Caribbean -- $347
5. Dublin, Ireland -- Europe -- $585
6. San Jose, Costa Rica -- Central America -- $342
7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic -- Caribbean -- $414
8. Rome, Italy -- Europe -- $881
9. Shanghai, China -- Asia -- $812
10. Barcelona, Spain -- Europe -- $823
11. Lima, Peru -- South America -- $605
12. Oranjestad, Aruba -- Caribbean -- $208
13. Madrid, Spain -- Europe -- $772
14. Nassau, Bahamas -- Caribbean -- $257
15. Manila, Philippines -- Asia -- $860
16. Bangkok, Thailand -- Asia -- $989
17. Frankfurt, Germany -- Europe -- $768
18. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- Caribbean -- $208
19. Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands -- Caribbean -- $280
20. Athens, Greece -- Europe -- $846

About™ ( is the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine
available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Germany. scours major U.S.
airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps
people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and
departure times. Unlike online travel agencies, is not a booking
engine. Instead, users are referred to their preferred website for direct
booking. is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO). 

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