Chicago, IL, August 1, 2007 – Bad weather. Delays. Gas prices. Oh My! This summer travel season has been one of the busiest, and with consistently high gas prices and crowded airports, travelers are asking, "Are the deals worth it to take flight this summer?"
Orbitz (www.orbitz.com), with its heritage of keeping customers "A Step AheadTM," today released its latest edition of the Orbitz Insider Index that examines the average cost of airfares* for customers who are still looking for a great value in their last-minute summer getaway. The good news – there are deals to be had for smart travel shoppers.
"One of the big questions this summer has been about the cost of travel amid current conditions such as gas prices and fuller flights," said Heather Leisman, senior director of merchandising for Orbitz Worldwide. "Orbitz knows it can help customers stay a step ahead by giving them relevant insider data to support their trip, like this month's review of average airfares."
Late-Summer Airfare Prices*
The August Orbitz Insider Index looks at the average cost for available airfares on Orbitz.com for late-summer travel to some of the season's top domestic destinations** – Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando.
In addition to affordable air deals, there are a number of hotel and vacation package (flight+ hotel) sales on Orbitz.com promoting late-summer travel.
Orbitz Last-Minute Summer Sale
Travelers still searching for ideas on where to get away to this summer need look no further than the many great destinations included in the Orbitz Last-Minute Summer Sale. Travelers who want to take advantage of the Orbitz Last-Minute Summer Sale must book by August 12, 2007 and travel between July 9 and September 30, 2007.
The following popular summer cities have hotel and resort properties participating in the sale: New York, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Cancun, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Williamsburg, Punta Cana, Cozumel, Los Cabos, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu, among others.
Examples of the savings include:
4th Night Free* at the 4-Star Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, Oahu 30% OFF* Per Night at the 3-Star Kent Hotel, Miami 30% OFF* Per Night at the 4-Star Westin Cancun, Mexico 30% OFF* Per Night at the 4-Star Villa Premier Hotel & Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 25% OFF* 4+ Nights at the 4-Star Amalfi Hotel, Chicago
To view all of the Orbitz Last Minute Summer Sale deals, visit: http://www.orbitz.com/App/PerformMDLPDealsContent?deal_id=lastminute&cnt=PRO
There has never been a better time to enjoy the pristine sandy beaches, breathtaking golf courses, centuries of unique history and culture, and welcoming spirit that are the Best of Barbados. From July 1 - August 31st, book a vacation package on Orbitz.com to Barbados of 7 nights or longer for travel September 1 - November 15, 2007 and enter promotion code 400BARBADOS to enjoy the following savings:
- $400 per couple air credit
- First hotel night free
- Free daily breakfast
- Discounts on participating attractions (buy one, get second at half price)
- Additional savings at selected resorts
Link to Sale Details and Terms & Conditions - http://www.orbitz.com/App/PerformMDLPDealsContent?deal_id=barbados-vacations&cnt=PRO
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