CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz (http://www.orbitz.com) today released its annual Labor Day edition of the Orbitz Insider Index, ranking the most popular destinations for travelers on the last long weekend of the summer vacation season. Big cities such as New York, Las Vegas and Chicago top the list this year.
- Destinations offering the best hotel deals over the Labor Day weekend include Denver ($89 per night), Atlanta ($98 per night) and Orlando ($104 per night).
- The best average round-trip ticket prices can be found for trips to Orlando ($240), Atlanta ($269) and Boston ($286).
- Four cities have grown in popularity over last year: Denver (#5 to #4), Orlando (#8 to #7), Boston (#9 to #8) and Los Angeles (#10 to #9).
- Slipping in popularity this year were Atlanta (#7 to #10) and Seattle (#4 to #5).
Orbitz Insider Index: Top 10 Labor Day Weekend Destinations - 2011*
*The city ranking is based on air + package + hotel bookings on Orbitz.com for travel from Friday – Monday of Labor Day weekend. The average hotel rates are based on standalone hotel bookings on Orbitz. The airfare is based on standalone airfare bookings on Orbitz. All are based on bookings made as of August 1, 2011.
"With average hotel rates as low as $114 in Las Vegas and $104 in Orlando over a major holiday weekend, it's no surprise these destinations make this year's Top 10 list," said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior travel editor for Orbitz.com. "Even a city like New York, which typically has higher hotel rates, is offering great deals over Labor Day weekend. For example, New York's Park Central in Manhattan has a 30 percent discount on select room types over the holiday weekend."
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