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Travelocity Unveils Labor Day 2014 Data - Offers Insight into Best Travel Days and Money Saving Destinations

Bargains Still Abound for Savvy Travelers Despite an Increase in Domestic Airfare

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the last long weekend of summer, Labor Day marks the final chance for travelers to take a vacation before the weather starts to cool.  For those in the know, there are ways to beat the crowds this holiday weekend and save some money in the process.

Go and Smell the Roses.

While domestic airfares are up 6.6% this year at an average of $343 for a round-trip flight, travelers who have some flexibility can save.  Based on Travelocity's Best Days to Fly data, deal-hungry travelers should consider departing on Saturday, Aug. 30th rather than the Friday before Labor Day. Combined with a return trip on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, travelers can save nearly 15% versus a traditional Friday departure and Monday return.

"By adding an extra vacation day or two, travelers can enjoy better deals not to mention shorter lines at the airport," says Courtney Scott, senior editor at Travelocity. 

Beating the Crowds
Many schools are already back in session by the time the Labor Day holiday arrives, making popular destinations like Orlando an ideal place to beat the crowds. This Labor Day weekend, Orlando ranks as the 12th most popular air destination on Travelocity.com, compared to the third most popular destination for the July 4th weekend. That translates to shorter lines and more bang for the vacation dollar. Scott also recommends ski destinations as ideal places to beat the crowds.

"High-end resort towns like Vail offer luxurious accommodations and amenities for about one-third of what you would pay during peak ski season," said Scott. "Mountain towns are a paradise for outdoors lovers who can take advantage of hiking, golfing, fishing and rafting adventures."

Travel Momentum for Washington and...Washington
Compared to 2013, the biggest movers up the top ten Labor Day destinations are on opposite coasts, but share a common name. These increasingly popular travel destinations are Washington, DC (moving from No. 10 to No. 7) and Seattle, Washington (moving from No. 4 to No. 2). The full top ten most popular Labor Day destinations (based on airfare bookings) are as follows:


Average RT Airfare**

Average Daily Hotel Rate

1.  New York City

$323.97

$267.15

2.  Seattle

$358.14

$233.96

3.  Los Angeles

$317.87

$180.68

4.  San Francisco

$342.50

$213.81

5.  Denver

$289.44

$138.86

6.  Chicago

$307.97

$186.06

7.  Washington, D.C.

$292.13

$160.20

8.  South Florida

$309.56

$157.77

9.  Boston

$304.88

$222.34

10.  Las Vegas

$343.32

$128.56

Travelocity's Labor Day Sale
Travelocity is making it easier and more affordable than ever to get off of the beaten path this Labor Day with a limited time promotion offering $50 off of a $250 booking at a selection of primarily independent hotel properties across the US*. These sometimes overlooked smaller properties can often offer a less crowded, more personalized and more localized experience for a unique Labor Day weekend trip.

* Promo code is valid for bookings made by Aug. 31, 2014 for travel by Dec. 31, 2014.  Other important restrictions apply, please visit Travelocity.com/laborday for details.

**Airfare figures include applicable taxes and fees.

About Travelocity
Travelocity wants to inspire you to "Go & Smell the Roses" and is dedicated to being your kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside you while helping make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Based in Southlake (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, Travelocity is owned by Sabre, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by approximately one billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them.

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