Orbitz Names Best Late-Summer Beach Bargains St. Lucia, Myrtle Beach and many Florida cities offering hotel rates under $150 per night in August

CHICAGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seaside getaways such as the Bahamas, Myrtle Beach and Fort Lauderdale are among popular beach destinations offering the best hotel rates for late summer, according to the latest Orbitz Insider Index released today.  

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"Hotels are offering great rates to entice consumers to get in one more vacation before Labor Day," said Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Travel Editor for Orbitz.com. "Because deals are being offered in various regions, travelers can save big on their end of summer getaway by finding a beach that's within driving distance, or just a short flight away."

Orbitz Insider Index:  Best Late-Summer Beach Bargains (U.S. and Caribbean)

The Orbitz Beach Bargains Insider Index includes destinations offering the best value for hotel bookings made in August based on average daily hotel rates on Orbitz.com. Along with naming the top 10 beach deals nationwide, the Index also lists the best bargains by region.  Highlights of the best regional average daily hotel rates (ADR) for late summer vacations are:

  • East  – Wilmington, N. C. at $87 per night
  • South  – Clearwater Beach, Fla. at $100 per night
  • CaribbeanBonaire at $129 per night 
  • West – Monterey, Calif. at $165 per night


Orbitz Insider Index: Best Beach Bargain Destinations

Rank

Destination

ADR

1

Wilmington, N.C.

$87

2

Clearwater Beach, Fla.

$100

3

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

$104

4

Panama City Beach, Fla.

$105

5

Daytona Beach, Fla.

$113

6

Bonaire

$129

7

St. Lucia

$131

8

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

$133

9

San Juan, P.R.

$140

10

The Bahamas

$151





Best Beach Bargains: Caribbean

Rank

Destination

ADR

1

Bonaire

$129

2

St. Lucia

$131

3

San Juan, P.R.

$140

4

The Bahamas

$151





Best Beach Bargains: East

Rank

Destination

ADR

1

Wilmington, N.C.

$87

2

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

$133

3

Virginia Beach, Va.

$171

4

Hilton Head, S.C.

$199





Best Beach Bargains: South

Rank

Destination

ADR

1

Clearwater Beach, Fla.

$100

2

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

$104

3

Panama City Beach, Fla.

$105

4

Daytona Beach, Fla.

$113





Best Beach Bargains: West

Rank

Destination

ADR

1

Monterey, Calif.

$165

2

San Diego, Calif.

$169

3

Oahu, Hawaii

$176

4

Laguna Beach, Calif.

$177




¹The Orbitz Best Late-Summer Beach Bargains were ranked based on the lowest average daily hotel rates (ADRs) available on Orbitz.com between July 12-13, 2011 for arrivals during the month of August 2011.

Tips for Saving on a Late-Summer Beach Vacation

  • Don't wait any longer. With programs like Orbitz Price Assurance, which guarantees an automatic cash refund if another Orbitz customer books the same flight or prepaid hotel room for less, you can be confident that you'll always get the lowest price on Orbitz.
  • Take advantage of sales for last-minute savings. Orbitz "Insider Steals" is a weekly members-only flash sale that gives Orbitz members 50% or more off handpicked hotels in top destinations around the world. Orbitz registered members receive an email every Tuesday with exclusive new deals available on Orbitz.com for just 72 hours.  To become a registered member visit: www.orbitz.com/account/registration.
  • Shop for vacation packages. Package deals often lead to significant savings over standalone bookings because hotels with excess inventory give sites like Orbitz rooms to sell at discounted rates.

About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book a broad array of travel products, including flightshotelscar rentalscruises, and vacation packages. Since launching its Web site to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including Flight Price Assurance, Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results. On Orbitz.com consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies. Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide. Stay connected to Orbitz.com with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on FacebookTwitter and the Orbitz Travel Blog.

About Orbitz Worldwide

Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products.  Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers, HotelClub, RatesToGo and the Away Network. Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://investors.orbitz.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.

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