BELLEVUE, Wash., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer officially underway and the school year coming to a close, Expedia.com® wants to help travelers score big on their summer getaways by announcing some of the biggest savings for the 2017 travel season. For those looking to blend relaxation with a cultural experience, Expedia® analysts uncovered destinations spanning from the picturesque beaches of Latin America to the bustling cities of Asia as some of the top spots for savings this summer.
This year, Expedia commissioned the Travel Abroad Survey1 and the Summer Travel Outlook2 to learn more about how Americans are planning their summer getaways this season. Through these studies, Expedia uncovered that price, things to do, and weather are the most important factors Americans take into consideration when booking a trip abroad, ranking beaches and urban cities as their most desired settings.
"Summer brings with it the itch to escape our routines and relax, so it's no surprise that nearly 40 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation according to our Summer Travel Outlook2," says Sarah Gavin, vice president of global communications, Expedia.com. "We're seeing incredible deals this summer on airfare and packages to destinations all over the world, so even for budget-conscious travelers the perfect summer getaway is very accessible this year."
Summer Savings in Latin America and Asia
Just because summer is officially underway doesn't mean it's too late to score deals on summer getaways. Compared to the same period last year, Expedia data analysts found it's less expensive to fly from the United States to Latin American and Asian destinations this summer, making now the ideal time to book3.
- Anguilla – around 15% cheaper
- Paraguay – around 15% cheaper
- La Paz, Bolivia – around 15% cheaper
- Mexico City, Mexico – around 10% cheaper
- Puerta Vallarta, Mexico – around 10% cheaper
- Shenzhen, China – around 45% cheaper
- Hefei, China – more than 40% cheaper
- Qingdao, China – more than 35% cheaper
- Bacolod, Philippines – around 30% cheaper
- Dumaguete, Philippines – around 30% cheaper
- Goa, India – around 30% cheaper
- Sapporo, Japan – around 30% cheaper
- Zhengzhou, China – around 30% cheaper
- Changsha, China – around 25% cheaper
- Guiyang, China – around 20% cheaper
Package Deals Offer Summer Travelers Even More Savings
Booking travel as a package isn't just convenient, it also generates an average savings of nearly $600 per booking. This summer a family of four traveling from the U.S. can save more than $1,000 on a trip to Mexico just by booking their flight and hotel at the exact same time.
These are some of the best savings on packages for travel to Latin America and Asia during the June – August 2017 travel window3:
- Japan – more than 45% savings
- Mexico – around 25% savings
- Bahamas – around 25% savings
- Brazil – more than 20% savings
- Hong Kong – around 10% savings
- South Korea – around 10% savings
- Thailand – around 10% savings
- China – more than 5% savings
- India – more than 5% savings
For those looking to really maximize their summer budgets, Expedia travelers can save an extra 10 percent or more on over 70,000 hotels and nearly 10,000 activities worldwide with Member Pricing3. Simply signing in or signing up to become an Expedia+ Rewards member will instantly unlock these exclusive deals.
With the Expedia+ Rewards program, travelers can earn points on all their travel needs and redeem those points for savings on hotels, flights, and packages. As part of the rewards program, booking once allows members to save on every future booking. Any points earned are applied at checkout to the amount desired – you choose the discount you want on the next trip! Plus, travelers can double dip by earning both Expedia+ Rewards points and airline miles with most participating frequent flier programs. In addition, members who book through the Expedia App earn double points on every trip.
Know When to Book to Find the Lowest Fares
Expedia and Airlines Reporting Corporation found that booking airfare on a weekend more than 21 days in advance generally results in locking in the lowest ticket prices, meaning an affordable summer escape could be just weeks away.
For more information on summer travel planning, and ways to save, visit https://viewfinder.expedia.com/.
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1Expedia.com conducted the Travel Abroad Survey using Google Consumer Surveys, a Google service that enables polling of a demographically representative sample of Americans online. The study was conducted from April 19-24, and included responses from 1001 American adults.
2Expedia.com commissioned the Summer Travel Outlook using Google Consumer Surveys, a Google service that enables polling of a demographically representative sample of Americans online. The study was conducted from March 23-25, and included responses from 1,012 American adults.
3All data is based on Q1 2017 booking window with June – August 2017 travel window vs. Q1 2016 booking window with June – August 2016 travel window. Package data from Oct 1 2016 – March 31 2017 booking window for June – August 2017 travel window.
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