According to Travelocity’s Summer Trusted Guide to Savings, which analyses Travelocity booking data from May 18, 2012 to September 10, 2012, domestic airfare is up 3 percent and 5 percent internationally for summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good deal.
Price to Beat and When to Book for Summer
The key to finding a good deal is knowing the price to beat and when to book. For summer travel, travelers should look to find flights under the average ticket price - $383 for domestic airfare and $880 for international airfare – and consider these the price to beat. Advance purchase is also up overall 2 percent from 2011. On average, domestic travelers are buying tickets 120 days before departure, and international travelers are buying 135 days in advance.
Top Value Destinations for Summer
The top domestic and international value destinations for 2012 include:
Orlando (Average ticket price aka the Price to Beat $305)
Las Vegas (Price to Beat $359)
New York City (Price to Beat $312)
South Florida (Price to Beat $313)
Los Angeles (Price to Beat $327)
Cancun (Price to Beat $521)
Dominican Republic (Price to Beat $606)
Jamaica (Price to Beat $511)
Bahamas (Price to Beat $460)
Vancouver (Price to Beat $537)
Spring into Summer Sale
Whether summer travelers want to venture domestically or internationally this late spring and early summer, Travelocity’s Spring into Summer Sale has hotel and vacation packages with savings up to 50 percent for travelers who book now until May 31 and travel by June 30, 2012.
Domestic deals include, but are not limited to, several sunny destinations in vacation hotspots like California, Florida and Hawaii, mountain endpoints such as Colorado and Wyoming, and city spectaculars, Chicago and New York. International deals span across all locales in the Caribbean such as Jamaica and Costa Rica and Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, among others. Visit the Travelocity Spring into Summer Sale for further details on hotel and vacation packages with savings up to 50 percent and turn dream summer vacation hopes into a reality.