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TripAdvisor Vacation Value Report Reveals Summer's Hotspots and the Price of Admission

NEWTON, Mass., May 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today revealed its Summer Vacation Value Report, a resource identifying the top 10 destinations for U.S. travelers this summer, along with the average one-week costs for hotels, airfare, and meals. The report also helps travelers discover summer savings at these destinations, by highlighting the least expensive week to visit, highly-rated value hotels, inexpensive eateries and outstanding free attractions.

"Ninety percent of U.S. respondents are planning a getaway this summer according to a recent TripAdvisor survey," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications for TripAdvisor. "Travelers appear eager to take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by planning trips abroad, as six of the 10 most-searched destinations on TripAdvisor for summer travel are located outside the U.S."

Top 10 Summer Destinations and Average Summer Costs

Destination Avg. Nightly
Hotel Rate
Avg. Domestic US
Roundtrip Airfare
Avg.
Meal Cost
Avg. Cost of a
One-Week Summer Trip
1. Las Vegas, Nevada $134 $417 $31 $2,006
2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina $193 $422 $17 $2,130
3. Orlando, Florida $127 $365 $22 $1,716
4. Cancun, Mexico $141 $552 $20 $1,959
5. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic $238 $677 $30 $2,973
6. Paris, France $160 $1,603 $32 $3,395
7. New York City, New York $302 $378 $32 $3,164
8. London, England $218 $1,701 $35 $3,962
9. Playa del Carmen, Mexico $155 $552 $15 $1,952
10. Rome, Italy $125 $1,673 $28 $3,136


"Travelers can find value toward the end of August, when prices tend to dip below their mid-summer peak," continued Ferencsik. "Those looking to find a bargain on accommodations can compare prices and save up to 30 percent when they book a hotel on TripAdvisor."

Summer Vacation Value Itineraries

1.Las Vegas, Nevada

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: June 1 - 7: $1,833

2.Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 24 - 30: $1,706

3.Orlando, Florida

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 17 - 23: $1,556

4.Cancun, Mexico

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 24 - 30: $1,729

5. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 24 - 30: $2,679

  • Value Hotel: The MT Hotel – Bookable on TripAdvisor at an average nightly summer rate of: $94
  • Value Restaurant: Balicana – Entrees $8.50 - $11
  • Free Attraction: Bavaro Beach

6.Paris, France

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 3 - 10: $2,920

7.New York City, New York

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: June 29 - July 5: $2,922

8.London, England

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 17 - 23: $3,732

9.Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 24 - 30: $1,789

10.Rome, Italy

Least Expensive Summer Week to Visit: August 24 - 30: $2,935

Notes to Editors

Top destinations for U.S. travelers during the upcoming summer travel period (June 1, 2015 – August 31, 2015) according to TripAdvisor site search data. All hotel and airfare prices are based on trips departing and returning between June 1 and August 31, 2015.

Average costs to visit the top summer travel destinations are representative of a one-week trip including a seven night hotel stay, roundtrip airfare from the domestic U.S., and three restaurant meals per day.

Avg. Nightly Hotel Rate includes the average cost of a seven night stay in a hotel bookable on TripAdvisor, aggregated from hundreds of booking partners, including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers.

Avg. Airfare includes the average domestic round-trip airfare to each destination based on searches conducted through TripAdvisor Flights.

Avg. Meal Price includes the average meal cost per person, excluding drinks, tax and tip. Prices are sourced from restaurants listed on TripAdvisor.

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 315 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 200 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (Nasdaq:TRIP) manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.besttables.com), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014

**Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q3 2014

CONTACT: Erin Millard emillard@tripadvisor.com (617) 795-7985

Source:TripAdvisor