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Top Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

holiday poolMemorial Day Weekend is right around the corner. Thinking about taking a break for Memorial Day? CheapOair announced the top ten destinations its consumers are traveling to on Memorial Day weekend.

“With a decrease in airfare prices leaving on the holiday weekend this year, our data is showing that travelers are eager to book flights to popular destinations including Manila, Philippines, Miami, FL and Cancun, Mexico,” says Tom Spagnola, CheapOair’s Senior Vice President of Supplier Relations. “With the average cost of airfare coming in at around $447, I’d recommend taking advantage of these prices leading up to Memorial Day weekend.”

The largest price decrease seen between 2015 and 2016 was reflected in bookings for Orlando, FL, showing a 16% overall decrease in airfare costs. CheapOair’s data shows that those who may be looking to pay the lowest prices for their trip should consider Atlanta, GA as a destination, as the average airfare costs $269. Manila, Philippines came in at the most popular destination for departures on the holiday weekend, with a 10% decrease in airfare, rounding out at $955.

Additionally, this year’s data shows that the majority of consumers booking flights for the holiday weekend are females between the ages of 21 and 30, followed by men and women between the ages of 51 to 60 years of age.

The fares referenced are averages, calculated based on bookings made beginning January 1st, for travel anytime between May 26 and May 31 2016.

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