Travelers Save Money With ‘Endless Summer’ Rates

September 9, 2015, 8:57 AM HST · Updated September 9, 8:58 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

Analysts at Expedia.com found that travelers to popular “shoulder season” destinations can save an average of 13% on rates to Hawai‘i, 12% on rates to Mexico and 11% on rates to the Caribbean this fall.

Shoulder season is the period between off-season and high-season, when good deals and good weather often meet.

Focusing on the top ten origin markets in the US, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston, Expedia analyzed differences in airline average ticket prices and hotel average daily rates in this upcoming shoulder season (Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2015) versus the summer high season (June 1 to Aug. 31, 2015) to Miami, Hawai‘i, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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Average Savings on Flights

Destination Average Ticket Price (ATP) *  
Hawai‘i -17%
Mexico (Cabo, PV, Cancun)-8%
Caribbean-7%

Average Savings on Hotels

Destination Average Daily Rate (ADR) **
 Hawai‘i-9%
Mexico (Cabo, PV, Cancun)-16%
Caribbean-16%

Best Hotel Deals

Destination Average Daily Rate (ADR) **
Grand Bahama-39%
U.S. Virgin Islands-34%
Mazatlan-31%
Paradise Island, Bahamas-31%
Turks & Caicos-20%

*All flight data is based on bookings on Expedia.com in 2015 for economy class travel during June-August (high season) or September-October (shoulder season).

**All hotel data is based on bookings on Expedia.com in 2014 for travel during June-August (high season) or September-October (shoulder season).

“Fall is in ideal time to save on travel to some of American’s favorite domestic and international beach destinations,” said Expedia Senior Editor Ingrid Belobradic. “As a bonus, sizzling temperatures cool off to a more bearable degree.”

Standout hotel deals for the 2015 shoulder season in these popular destinations include: Mana Kai Maui in Hawai‘i for $140 per night; Soho Playa Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for $100 per night; Mia Reef Isla Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico for $183 per night; Red South Beach in Miami for $106 per night.

To help shoulder season travelers get the most for their money, Expedia is offering Expedia+ rewards members double points on fall hotels, flight-plus-hotel packages and cruises featured on the Autumn Promotion landing page online. To receive bonus points, visitors must register for the offer through the Autumn Promotion landing page or the Expedia+ rewards Marketplace page.

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