As temperatures drop to more comfortable levels so do fall travel prices, and the Orbitz Fall Shoulder Season Travel Index released today identifies the most popular beach and mountain resort destinations where travelers can save more than 30% on hotels from peak season prices.
Analyzing booking and hotel pricing data from some of the most popular beach and mountain destinations including the Caribbean and Colorado’s ritzy resort towns of Aspen and Vail, the Orbitz Insider report identified five coastal getaways and five mountain spots where fall prices have dropped from 30 to more than 50 percent compared to peak season. Within the list, some of the best deals can be found in Vail (down 56 percent), Barbados (down 53 percent) and Whistler (down 51 percent off peak rates).
“Shoulder season is really one of the best times to travel since you can find great prices and fewer crowds, in exchange for a slight dip in temperatures,” said Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Travel Editor for Orbitz Worldwide. “Unlike traveling in the true off-season, September and early October offer a happy medium for these places, where you are still getting enjoyable weather but paying 30, 40 or even 50 percent less.”