CHICAGO, May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last-minute travelers and procrastinators alike can still find deals for Memorial Day weekend. The latest Orbitz Insider Index spotlights the most popular destinations for the holiday weekend along with nearby alternatives that can save travelers up to 35 percent. Consumers can save even more by using promotion code TRAVELHAPPY, which gives travelers an additional 20 percent off of hotel stays of one night or more when booking travel on Orbitz.com or the mobile apps through May 24.1
"Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season and Americans are traveling in record numbers this year," said Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for Orbitz.com. "It's not too late to get away without breaking the bank. By booking accommodations just outside of major tourist hubs or by staying in neighboring suburbs, travelers can stretch their budgets even further."
Memorial Day Orbitz Insider Index
The Memorial Day Orbitz Insider Index rounds up the 10 most popular destinations, based on hotel bookings, for the holiday weekend along with cheaper locations in nearby suburbs or neighboring cities. Las Vegas takes the top spot this year as the most popular destination among travelers, with Cancun and New York rounding out the top three.
|Orbitz Top 10 Memorial Day Destinations2|
|Rank|| Top 10 Destinations |
| Average |
| Alternative |
| Average |
|1||Las Vegas, Nev.||$139||Downtown (off-strip) Las Vegas, Nev.||$105||24%|
|2||Cancun, Mexico||$238||Playa Del Carmen, Mexico||$217||9%|
|3||New York, N.Y.||$288||Jersey City, N.J.||$237||18%|
|4||Chicago, Ill.||$211||Lakeview, Ill.||$192||9%|
|5||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||$237||La Romana, Dominican Republic||$154||35%|
|6||San Diego, Calif.||$183||Carlsbad, Calif.||$152||17%|
|7||Orlando, Fla.||$123||Kissimmee, Fla.||$88||28%|
|8||London, UK||$250||Paddington, UK||$170||32%|
|9||Miami Beach, Fla.||$232||Downtown Miami, Fla.||$176||24%|
|10||San Francisco, Calif.||$238||San Mateo, Calif.||$166||30%|
1Book a qualifying hotel between May 11, 2015 12:01AM CDT and May 24, 2015 11:59PM CDT, for 1 or more nights for travel between May 11, 2015, and December 31, 2015, via Orbitz and instantly receive 20% off through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per booking. Discount may not be used toward the booking of a vacation package. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes are non-transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Orbitz reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Most major chains are excluded, to find participating hotels look for the "PROMO CODE ELIGIBLE" message.
2Top 10 Memorial Day destinations and average hotel prices are based on Orbitz.com hotel bookings for travel from 5/22 – 5/25/2015.
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