Summer 2012 Most Searched Destinations
Even as energy costs and gas prices are high, Americans aren’t decreasing spending on vacations or other recreation expenses. After all, Americans love their vacations, and they’ll find a way to travel despite high gas prices. Plus, this has happened before: When gas prices reached a record $4.11 per gallon in July 2008, Americans still traveled that summer. With help from Bargain Travel Cruises, you will find the most affordable prices for vacationing this summer. To find out how you can save money on your next vacation, call (800) 820-4567.
Booking engine Kayak has the data to prove that an increase in gas prices this summer will have little to no effect on American vacationers. According to Kayak, the most searched for US destination for summer 2012 travel is Las Vegas, while Los Angeles had the largest increase in search share, year after year. Searches on Las Vegas are up 20 percent, compared with 2011, while searches on Los Angeles are up up 22 percent.
Where Americans are Traveling
Despite the expected summer heat, Caribbean resorts are seeing a lot of interest. Kayak notes a 15 percent spike in searches to the Dominican Republic’s main hotspots of Punta Canta, Puerto Plata, and Santo Domingo. Down south, the Central American countries of Belize and Costa Rica continue to receive interest from American fliers. Searches for summer travel to Placencia, Belize are up 83 percent, while major Costa Rican resort towns are seeing spikes of interest of between 20 and 30 percent, says Kayak.
Americans are also interested in traveling west. Search results are jumping for Kahului and Hawaii (up 19 percent). For China, Shanghai is up 28 percent in search volume and Beijing is up 16 percent. The gains are at the expense of interest in Europe’s major cities, which all saw severe declines in interest. The company’s data is from travelers’ searches in January for trips this summer that include a Saturday overnight stay, with “summer” being defined as between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Don’t Let High Energy Prices Get You Down
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