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Travelocity Reveals Top 10 Most Popular Destinations For July 4th Weekend Orlando, Boston and Washington, D.C. Among Hotspots for Independence Day Travel

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether it's catching the firework show in New York City or hitting the beautiful beaches of Florida, Americans are looking to get away and celebrate July 4th. Travelocity's latest booking data reveals the top 10 most popular destinations for the holiday weekend including average airfare and hotel prices travelers can expect to see.

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"For travelers planning a trip for our nation's birthday, the good news is average airfare for the majority of the hotspots are below the national average making these trips a great deal," said Courtney Scott, senior editor at Travelocity. "The average cost of a domestic round-trip flight for July 4th weekend is $384, and the average daily rate for a domestic hotel is $168. Travelers should think of these prices as the 'price to beat' and keep them in mind when booking travel."

Top 10 Most Popular Destinations for July 4th Weekend
According to Travelocity's booking data, among the top 10 most popular destinations for Independence Day 2013 are Boston and Washington, D.C., cities that have played important roles in American history.  South Florida rose from number six on the list last year to number four on the list this year.  New to the top 10 this year is Chicago, a city in its prime during the summer season; it bumped Las Vegas out of the number 10 spot.  Additional destinations include some of the nation's largest cities and popular family entertainment destinations like Orlando and Los Angeles.  The full top 10 rankings of July 4th destinations are as follows:

Top Destinations

Average Airfare

Average Daily Rate

1.    Orlando

$307

$185

2.    New York City

$326

$240

3.    Los Angeles

$368

$162

4.    South Florida

$298

$164

5.    Seattle

$408

$164

6.    Denver

$310

$160

7.    Boston

$335

$197

8.    Washington, DC

$314

$138

9.    San Francisco

$393

$177

10.  Chicago

$333

$163

To lock in your July 4th vacation deal, visit Travelocity.com/summersale.

For more tips and advice about summer travel visit Travelocity's Window Seat blog.

About Travelocity
Travelocity wants to inspire you to Go & Smell the Roses ! Travelocity helps make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler's kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere. Travelocity provides discounts on Hotels , Flights , Vacation Packages , Cruises and Rental Cars .

About Travelocity Global
Travelocity Global is one of the world's largest travel companies, serving the needs of travelers from all walks of life. Based in Southlake (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, with offices and customer care centers around the world, Travelocity Global owns and operates: Travelocity® in North America; lastminute.com, a leader in European online travel; The Travelocity Partner Network; and igougo.com, a leading online travel community. Travelocity Global is owned by Sabre Holdings, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them.

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SOURCE Travelocity



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