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Travelling in 2016 | Expedia Viewfinder
We are postponing the autumn clock, which means that the holidays are just around the corner. This also means travelling. A lot of travelling. That' s why I'm very interested in Expedia's latest edition of its business review of holidays and tourist attractions. Today's publication contains data - holidata, as we like to call it - on the main vacation spots at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
There is also information on offers for specific tourist attractions and last-minute general tourism advice. Holidays are big and bustling schedules, and this year' s survey suggests that next months airport activity will be quite hectic. This year, Expedia figures show Las Vegas to be number one for the Thanksgiving holidays, with major metropolises such as New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Chicago and London completing the top 10.
Cancun was the third most favourite tourist resort this year, compared to 9th place last year. Unfortunately, Los Angeles has been removed from the shortlist, from 4th place last year. Christmas goals are very similar to the top Thanksgiving locations - at least according to Expedia dates.
Here, too, Las Vegas is number 1, followed by New York, Cancun, Orlando and Punta Cana. Hot-water and metropolitan locations headed the top 10 to watch the kick. The most important German cities are Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. What is your favourite metropolis, while the most favourite overseas are Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, London and Paris.
Each vacation period offers new possibilities for travelling, and last year was no different. This year, mean fares for tickets from New York (JFK) or Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) for Thanksgiving are on board are 20 per cent lower than last year. Expedia's trip analyst also found high economies in Cancun in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago compared to the previous year.
This year, Christmas flight to Cancun from New York costs on board almost 40 per cent less than last year. It may also be an opportunity for those of us who do not have families to come to see during the holidays to travel the world. Experts from Expedia found that Mexico is a hot spot for packages; travellers who book a parcel to Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Los Cabos can cut costs by more than 25 per cent.
In general, this year's "Holidata" provided a good insight into the behaviour of travellers over the years. All our information indicates that the best rates are guaranteed by a reservation 21-30 day before arrival. Concerning special holidays, we have found that bookings made 7-13 flights before take-off can result in significant cost-saving?
Book travel items such as flights, hotels and rail travel to help you reduce costs. With Expedia's portable applications, you can now even do some of that. Remember all this inside information as a promotional day giveaway that can help to put a little more under the trees, or can help re-direct or reroute funds for a prospective itinerary.
We will reimburse writers for their works published on this website, such reimbursement may involve travelling and other outlays. Vice President of Global Communications at Expedia, Sarah Gavin leads a global communications focused on sharing the great tales of travelling. They are passionate about uniting individuals through the common experience and mind-expanding phenomena of travelling - unveiling all the hints and techniques to achieve the best value on holiday.
Sarah likes a mini-stay with her husbands, as well as a New York-powershop. She enjoys outings with her families, and when she is not at the pool with the children in Mexico, she is hanging her hut in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, at the interface of travelling, engineering and maternity.