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Maui Travelers Save Significantly by Booking Package Deals

June 9, 2015, 1:12 PM HST
* Updated June 9, 1:14 PM
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Tourism. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

Expedia Inc., the Airlines Reporting Corporation and other organizations just released Travel Check-Up: Air Travel Trends 2015, a comprehensive study that analyzes global air travel data spotlighting air travel trends.

At mid-2015, the study shows that travelers to Maui received 22% or $1,087 in savings by booking package deals.

For specific prices for the remainder of 2015, Expedia and ARC found some of the largest expected air ticket price declines across a selection of favored destinations.

The following are the top 10 destinations to which travelers can find the best deals:

Rank Origin Destination 2015 YoY ATP Forecast
1 Malaysia Australia -22%
2 Italy Portugal -22%
3 Brazil United States -17%
4 Spain Thailand -17%
5 Germany Portugal -16%
6 Japan France -16%
7 United States Dubai -15%
8 Mexico France -11%
9 Malaysia Thailand -10%
10 Sweden Spain -7%
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Regardless of where travelers may go, bundling a flight, car or hotel and booking them as a package is a great way for travelers to get major savings in our industry, the Expedia release said. By bundling, travel suppliers have more flexibility on rate offerings, so they are willing to provide travelers great deals.

After running data on air and hotel package deals booked for travel between June and September 2015, the study revealed that travelers can save up to $648 across all destinations.

For certain destinations, including Maui, package savings for 2015 can be even greater.

Market % Saved      Up to $ Saved
London 30% $1,424
Maui, Hawaiʻi 22% $1,087
Paris 24% $1,058
Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, Mexico 22% $1,013
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 23% $980
Cancun and Isla Mujeres, Mexico 22% $916
Los Cabos, Mexico 24% $909
Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi 19% $721
San Diego 23% $500
San Juan, Puerto Rico 18% $484
New York 19% $452
Miami 18% $421
Orlando, Florida 20% $408
San Francisco 19% $400
New Orleans 18% $337
Las Vegas 22% $313
Los Angeles 16% $262
Chicago 17% $232
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“An analysis of air industry data suggests that, with smart planning, the second half of this year will be an optimal time to explore the world,” said Greg Schulze, senior vice president Expedia Global Tour & Transport. “We work tirelessly to take data and put it at the fingertips of travelers in the form of actionable information that makes them confident to click, book, and go. Our ultimate goal is to help travelers feel informed and empowered to get past travel decision-making and move into travel moment-making.”

“Travelers are benefiting as airlines modernize their fleets and add seats resulting in lower average ticket prices, especially for North America and Europe,” said Chuck Thackston, managing director of enterprise information management at ARC. “This additional capacity, plus other factors reported by Expedia such as length of stay and dynamic currency valuations, provides a great opportunity for travel deals this year.”

Download a copy of Travel Check-Up: Air Travel Trends 2015 at the Expedia.com Viewfinder Travel blog here.

 

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