SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The deal experts at Travel-Ticker® (www.travel-ticker.com), a leading inspirational travel website, today announced their Fall 2011 Where To Go Now & How Guide. Each season, the Travel-Ticker team uses its years of experience traveling the globe and hunting for great bargains to provide travelers with the inside scoop, identifying the destinations that offer the best overall experience and value for each season. To form the list, Travel-Ticker experts look at local trends like weather and tourist traffic, as well as entertainment options, cultural experiences, and the available deals in each locale.
"Fall is one of the best times of year to travel when it comes to weather and low prices, but it can be even sweeter if you know the particular destinations where the experience is first-class without a first-class price tag," said L. Jasmine Kim, General Manager of Travel-Ticker. "That is why we're revealing the five destinations that are the best choices for this season, taking into account crowd volumes, weather patterns, activity offerings, and overall value. At Travel-Ticker, we always strive to pass on our expertise to our readers, inspiring them to travel and arming them with insider know-how to do so."
From the East Coast to the West Coast, and even to some far-off paradises, below are the top five destinations in Travel-Ticker's Fall 2011 Where To Go Now & How Guide:
Hawaii – Shoulder season before the holiday rush = big savings.
Why Now: Fewer people, longer days, and waves to make any surfer fall in love make fall one of the best times of year to visit Hawaii. Whether you're going to sightsee, take romantic strolls on the beach, or surf some of the best waves in the Pacific, Hawaii has it all. Throw in fantastic deals during this season and travelers have the perfect combination for a picture-perfect getaway.
Value: Save up to $250 on round-trip flights when traveling in the shoulder season of September to December versus the peak seasons of January to March and June to August. For further savings, book a flight and hotel package to save an average of $200 compared to peak-season prices.
Boutique Hawaii chic at 30% off. Aqua Lotus Honolulu is offering exclusive rates of just $139, now-November 5. Plus, you'll get a complimentary oceanview room upgrade. You're saving $60 compared to regular rates.
Turkey – Off season is the best season for savings and sightseeing.
Why Now: With Europeans back in school and back to work, travel demand in Turkey takes a dip during these months, leaving it the perfect time to score a great deal to this wonderful destination. With warm weather that's not too hot and shorter lines for all the major attractions, September and October are the best months to visit Turkey. November officially marks the beginning of Turkey's off season, when the weather becomes a bit more unreliable and some attractions may close, but prices drop even further. Still, during this season there's plenty of sun to see the historic marvels that Turkey offers and experience the vibrant culture and nightlife of Istanbul. Stay closer to the coast and in Istanbul, where there tends to be more sunshine and warmer temperatures versus inland towns.
Value: Save up to $700+ per person – that's $1,400+ per couple by traveling in the shoulder season versus peak season. Rates for September through October average $1,589.
13 days, 7 cities – all for under $100 per day. Gate 1 is offering a Turkey trip of a lifetime. Get a flight, hotels, meals, tours, and entrance fees from $1,299*. Valid select dates, November 8, 2011-March 27, 2012
Scottsdale – Shoulder season offers pleasant temperatures and pleasant prices.
Why Now: Fall is a great time of year to visit this desert oasis. Beat the winter crowds and get low prices, experience blooming desert plants and temperatures in the 80's. During this season, travelers can enjoy a great balance of big-city living and stunning outdoor activities. Best of all, visitors can enjoy desert hikes, bike rides, and other popular activities without worrying about peak-season pricing or off-season triple-digit temperatures.
Value: Save up to 35% versus peak-season prices, with rates that are only $10 more than the hot summer off-season. From September to December, hotels average only $90/night while January to March bookings average $135/night.
Top-rated on TripAdvisor -- exclusive rate on Travel-Ticker. Gainey Suites in Scottsdale is now $149 per night when you stay 2+ nights -- 30% off. Daily hot breakfast, WiFi, a spa discount, dining gift cards, and more are included. And to top it all off, there are no resort fees. Travel now-December 31.
Orlando – Off season means milder weather, fewer crowds, and great deals.
Why Now: With thin crowds and the end of hurricane season, Orlando is a great choice for a family vacation or even an adults-only getaway during the fall months, particularly in the first two weeks of December. An added bonus: since the kids are back in school after Labor Day, popular theme parks are remarkably line-free. Also keep in mind that some parts of your onsite costs (like entrance fees and food) will also have off-peak pricing, providing even further incentive to visit.
Value: Off-season and shoulder-season hotel prices range from $39 to $99, averaging $75 nightly. That's at least a 25% savings compared to peak-season pricing, where hotel rates average $100+.
This is the happiest deal on earth. Sleep six for less than $11 each – with breakfast. Palisades Resort in Orlando has two-bedroom suites for $65 and three-bedroom suites for $14 more. With rates this low, why not go all out? A platinum suite with more space and luxury furnishings is still just $85. Travel now-June 30, 2012.
Argentina – Shoulder season and sizzling savings in a traveler's paradise.
Why Now: With the back-to-work mindset keeping the locals busy and the winter-sport tourists still waiting for the snow to come, the fall is one of the best times to visit Argentina. Prices stay low through mid-December, but the best value is September through November. During this time, you can visit the "land of six continents" with fewer crowds, great weather and plenty of deals. And with its beautiful scenery, seemingly endless beaches and lively cities and culture, you'll never be bored in Argentina. So pack up the family and trade the traditional turkey dinner for empanadas this Thanksgiving.
Value: Save a minimum of $400+ per person by traveling in the shoulder season – a savings of up to $1,600 for a family of four. Travel in fall including the Thanksgiving holiday will cost as low as $1,299, compared to vacations in winter when rates climb as high as $2,000+.
Feel the energy of Buenos Aires – see the savings of this trip. Get a flight, 6 nights hotel, and daily Continental breakfast – all from $1,299*. Travel on select dates, October 13, 2011-February 9, 2012
*Prices are per person or per night, based on availability, and do not include additional taxes and fees. Other restrictions may apply. Please see website for more details.
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