Fly.com Reveals America's Favorite International Destinations for Summer
NEW YORK, April 30, 2014
NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people across America gear up for
summer vacation, new research from Fly.com™ reveals that low airfares are
propelling many travelers to choose destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean and
Central America. Airfare searches to these three regions represent nearly
half of the Fly.com Top 50 International Summer Destinations for 2014 list.
While European hot spots such as London, Paris and Rome remain popular, this
year's favorite international destination is Cancun, Mexico, where the average
roundtrip airfare costs $127 less than last year. Cancun is joined in
Fly.com's Top 50 by four other Mexican cities: San Jose del Cabo (No. 7),
Puerto Vallarta (No. 10), Guadalajara (No. 33) and Mexico City (No. 35).
Roundtrip airfares to these cities dropped 8% on average, compared with 2013
2014 Top Summer Destinations
2.London, United Kingdom
5. Dublin, Ireland
6. Montego Bay, Jamaica
7. San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
8. Oranjestad, Aruba
9. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
10. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Fly.com Fare Calendars for roundtrip flights to Cancun, Mexico from Dallas,
Caribbean destinations represent nearly a quarter of the Fly.com Top 50.
Average roundtrip airfares to the Caribbean are 4% less than the same period
last year and some fares have decreased by as much as $359 roundtrip. Popular
countries include Jamaica, Aruba and the Dominican Republic. Central American
destinations also piqued travelers' interest, where average fares to Costa
Rica, Panama and El Salvador are down 7%.
In contrast, the overall cost of a roundtrip flight to Europe is 6% higher
than last summer. Flights to Athens (Greece) and Dublin (Ireland) are the
best bets for travelers looking to fly across the pond on a budget.
"It's clear that the cost of airfare is playing a major role in vacation
planning this summer," said Warren Chang, vice president and general manager,
Fly.com. "Purchase price and the appeal of shorter flights are making
travelers think twice about Europe. Moving forward we expect this trend to
continue, especially in light of recent service expansions into Mexico and the
Caribbean from carriers such as Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest
Fly.com used data collected from more than 5 million user searches conducted
between Jan. 1 and March 19, 2014, and extracted international flights with
travel dates between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2014.
To find the best airfares for summer travel, visit Fly.com Fare Calendars.
For a complete list of Fly.com's Top 50 International Summer Destinations for
2014, please click here.
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