October 4, 2017

Fall Getaway Travel Deals and Beachfront Bargains

TripAdvisor Hotel Pricing Data Reveals 30-40% Savings on Accommodations in Popular U.S. Destinations
Combined with Nearly 10% Lower Domestic Airfare, Autumn is a Great Time to Take a Budget Break

NEEDHAM, Mass., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the travel site that helps find the latest reviews and lowest prices, today announced 10 popular U.S. destinations where travelers can find great value on a fall trip. Destinations were identified based on a TripAdvisor search of more than 200 booking sites and comparison of accommodation prices for fall (September - November 2017) compared to summer months (June - August 2017). TripAdvisor also revealed highly-rated value hotels and roundtrip airfare from destinations where travelers can save big.

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"For travelers thinking about a fall escape, there are amazing deals to be had on hotels and flights to many popular beach destinations," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "Shoulder season is often a time when travelers can find better rates compared to the summer peak and these are destinations where travelers can stretch their dollar the farthest."

10 U.S. Destinations Where Travelers Can Save Big This Fall

1.  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $156 (40% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

Domestic average airfare this fall: $343 (12% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • New York City, NY to Myrtle Beach, SC: $233 (18% savings)
      • Cleveland, OH to Myrtle Beach, S.C.: $282 (28% savings)
      • Chicago, IL to Myrtle Beach, SC: $310 (8% savings)

2.  Ocean City, Maryland 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $182 (38% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $264 (20% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • Orlando, FL to Washington, DC: $197 (17% savings)
      • New Orleans, LA. to Washington, DC: $310 (16% savings)
      • Chicago, IL to Washington, DC: $236 (13% savings)

3.  Virginia Beach, Virginia 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $176 (35% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $398 (13% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • Orlando, FL to Richmond, VA: $298 (23% savings)
      • Chicago, IL to Norfolk, VA: $300 (9% savings)
      • Boston, MA to Norfolk, VA: $318 (19% savings)

4.  Provincetown, Massachusetts 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $202 (34% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $397  

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • Orlando, FL to Boston, MA: $288 (6% savings)
      • Atlanta, GA to Boston, MA: $242 (1% savings)
      • Chicago, IL to Boston, MA: $312 (1% savings)

5.  Aspen, Colorado 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $337 (34% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $259 (13% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • Dallas, TX to Denver, CO: $210 (20% savings)
      • Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO: $173 (12% savings)
      • Chicago, IL to Denver, CO: $205 (16% savings)

6.  Ogunquit, Maine 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $166 (32% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $372 (20% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • New York City, NY to Portland, ME: $275 (13% savings)
      • Raleigh/Durham, NC to Portland, ME: $283 (18% savings)
      • Orlando, FL to Boston, MA: $288 (6% savings)

7.  Wildwood, New Jersey 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $165 (30% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $410

    • Destination with low airfare average this fall (compared to summer):
      • Las Vegas, NV to Philadelphia, PA: $333 (6% savings)

8.  Nags Head, North Carolina 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $171 (29% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $398 (13% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • Chicago, IL to Norfolk, VA: $300 (9% savings)
      • Boston, MA to Norfolk, VA: $318 (19% savings)
      • Orlando, FL to Richmond, VA: $298 (23% savings)

9.  Traverse City, Michigan 
     Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $188 (29% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

     Domestic average airfare this fall: $362 (18% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • Cincinnati, OH to Grand Rapids, MI: $278 (21% savings)
      • Minneapolis, MN to Grand Rapids, MI: $289 (14% savings)
      • Kansas City, KS to Grand Rapids, MI: $293 (25% savings)

10.  Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 
      Hotel average nightly rate in fall: $132 (28% savings on hotels this fall compared to summer)

      Domestic average airfare this fall: $387 (6% savings on flights this fall compared to summer)

    • 3 destinations with low airfare averages this fall (compared to summer):
      • Dallas, TX to Milwaukee, WI: $280 (13% savings)
      • Las Vegas, NV to Milwaukee, WI: $253 (23% savings)
      • Indianapolis, IN to Milwaukee, WI: $307 (11% savings)

Travelers can read the latest reviews and compare prices from more than 200 sites to find the lowest prices on the right hotel for their trip at www.TripAdvisor.com.

Visit TripAdvisor Flights at Tripadvisor.com/CheapFlightsHome to read airline reviews from our global traveler community, use FlyScore to quickly compare itineraries and find the best flight for the right price.

Methodology  
1. TripAdvisor searches 200 sites for the latest and lowest hotel prices, based on price comparison data from the past season, to reveal the destinations that are the greatest value for travelers
2. Highly-rated value hotels have at least 4 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor and have an average nightly rate less than the seasonal average for that particular city
3. National average airfare this fall based on rates from top 20 U.S. airports
4. Domestic average airfare this fall based on roundtrip rates from rates from top 20 U.S. airports to the destination
5. Average roundtrip airfare pricing this fall vs. summer based on airports in top 50 US DMAs to the destination

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site*, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With more than 535 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide -- over 7 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 415 million average unique monthly visitors,** all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

The subsidiaries and affiliates of TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP) own and operate a portfolio of websites under 20 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.citymaps.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.housetrip.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, May 2017
**Source: TripAdvisor log files, Q1 2017

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