There’s going to be a lot of tourist movement over thanksgiving, below we have the hottest locations people are going, as well as some tips for getting more bang for your buck.
Saving Some Cash
“You should absolutely consider when to book if you are looking to save money this year for holiday travel,” says Expedia Senior Editor and Travel Expert Sarah Gavin. “Looking at data from last year’s holiday season, we found customers hoping to take to the skies for Thanksgiving festivities should act fast, with some of the lowest prices for flights likely to be secured 21-30 days in advance of travel.2 As for the December holidays, we found booking air travel 7-13 days in advance of departure could lead to meaningful savings,” she explains.
Expedia has long recommended customers book travel as a package and bundling this holiday season is no different. Gavin explains, “If you’re planning to book any combination of a hotel, flight or car rental reservation this holiday season you should absolutely bundle them together. We’ve found that when doing this simple task, travelers can save up to $600.
If none of the places below look like your deal and you want to get off the beaten track a little there are a ton of cost effective packages in Mexico, according to Expedia. Travelers booking a package to Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Los Cabos can save more than 25%. Average ticket prices for travelers making their way from New York (JFK) or Los Angeles (LAX) to Cancun (CUN) for Thanksgiving cost on average 20% less this year versus last year.
Top Thanksgiving destinations
Based on Expedia.com hotel data, travelers will be giving thanks in Sin City, big cities and at the beach this year. Many more will take advantage of the Thanksgiving break to travel abroad, with international destinations such as London and Paris helping round out the list for top destinations. Overall, Cancun is the third most popular destination this year, up from nine last year. Los Angeles, however, dropped off the list this year, down from number four overall last year. The top 15 destinations include: