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Orbitz Shoulder Season Insider Index Reveals Most Popular Mountain and Beach Destinations Where Prices Decline More than 30% for Fall Travel

Orbitz Fall Sale Offers Additional 40% Off Hotels Booked by September 30th

CHICAGO, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures drop to more comfortable levels so do fall travel prices, and the Orbitz Fall Shoulder Season Travel Index released today identifies the most popular beach and mountain resort destinations where travelers can save more than 30% on hotels from peak season prices.

Analyzing booking and hotel pricing data from some of the most popular beach and mountain destinations including the Caribbean and Colorado's ritzy resort towns of Aspen and Vail, the Orbitz Insider report identified five coastal getaways and five mountain spots where fall prices have dropped from 30 to more than 50 percent compared to peak season. Within the list, some of the best deals can be found in Vail (down 56 percent), Barbados (down 53 percent) and Whistler (down 51 percent off peak rates).

"Shoulder season is really one of the best times to travel since you can find great prices and fewer crowds, in exchange for a slight dip in temperatures," said Jeanenne Tornatore, Senior Travel Editor for Orbitz Worldwide. "Unlike traveling in the true off-season, September and early October offer a happy medium for these places, where you are still getting enjoyable weather but paying 30, 40 or even 50 percent less."  

Orbitz Index: Best Bargain Mountain & Beach Vacations for 2011 Fall Shoulder Season*

The Mountains

Savings off Peak Rates

The Beaches

Savings off Peak Rates

Vail

56%

Barbados

53%

Whistler

51%

Aruba

40%

Aspen

50%

Punta Cana

38%

Breckenridge

43%

Bermuda

36%

Jackson Hole

43%

West Palm Beach

34%



*Savings based on the average daily hotel rate in these destinations for bookings made on Orbitz.com for travel from Sept. 6, 2011 to Nov. 18, 2011 as compared to each destination's most expensive month.  

Orbitz Fall Sale

In addition to the great deals highlighted in the Insider Index above, Orbitz is offering fantastic savings on a wide variety of vacations ranging from leaf-peeping excursions to golf getaways through its annual Fall Sale. Save up to 40% off stays at participating hotels when you book by September 30, 2011. More information on the Fall Sale and participating hotels can be found here:  Orbitz Fall Sale.

About Orbitz.com

Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that enables travelers to search for and book a broad array of travel products, including flightshotelscar rentalscruises, and vacation packages.  Since launching its Web site to the general public in June 2001, Orbitz.com has become one of the largest online travel sites in the world and has led the industry with innovations including Flight Price Assurance, Hotel Price Assurance and Total Price hotel search results. On Orbitz.com consumers can search more than 80,000 suppliers worldwide including airlines, hotels and car rental companies.  Orbitz.com is owned by Orbitz Worldwide.  Stay connected to Orbitz.com with sale alerts, exclusive promotions and engaging conversations by following Orbitz on FacebookTwitter and the Orbitz Travel Blog.

About Orbitz Worldwide

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