Nearly 50 Percent More Americans Will Travel Abroad Over the Long Weekend This Year Compared to Last

CheapOair, an online travel agency serving customers online, by phone and mobile apps, today released data showing the top destinations where its customers will be traveling for the 4th of July. The CheapOair data shows fares to both domestic and international destinations are down, and has found that more travelers are choosing international destinations over domestic this year compared to last for the long holiday weekend.

“Travel to celebrate the 4th of July has historically been within the United States,” said Patrick Fragale, chief content officer at CheapOair. “This year, the data shows that nearly 50 percent more travelers, compared to last year, are using the long weekend to take their celebrations abroad to exotic destinations including Reykjavik and Grand Cayman.”

Travelers planning to vacation between July 3 and July 6, 2014 will find average airfares to domestic destinations including Boston, San Diego and Fort Lauderdale at $356.67 roundtrip. International destinations have also seen a huge increase in popularity this year, with average roundtrip airfare just $578.42 to destinations like Mexico City, San Jose Cabo and the Bahamas.

Most Popular U.S. Destinations with Avg. Roundtrip Airfare and 2014-13 Cost Change

1. New Orleans ($493.24) 15%
2. Seattle ($379.94) -23%
3. Boston ($353.52) -17%
4. Atlanta ($306.64) No change
5. San Diego ($332.82) -13%
6. Orlando ($332.60) -3%
7. Denver ($312.82) No change
8. Los Angeles ($384.53) -6%
9. New York ($344.64) No change
10. Fort Lauderdale ($289.91) No change

Most Popular International Destinations with Avg. Roundtrip Airfare and 2014-13 Cost Change

1. Puerto Vallarta ($497.74) New to list
2. St. Thomas ($416.64) New to list
3. Reykjavik ($513.00) New to list
4. St. Maarten ($324.74) New to list
5. Mexico City ($411.09) -32%
6. The Bahamas ($347.13) -14%
7. Cancun ($573.15) No change
8. San Jose Cabo ($538.01) -13%
9. Grand Cayman ($542.64) No change
10. London ($1,312.79) -4%

The average prices above are based on bookings made on CheapOair.com by June 9, 2014 for travel between July 3 and July 6, 2014. Fares are roundtrip and include taxes and fees. Fares are based on historical data, are subject to change, and cannot be guaranteed at the time of booking.

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