By Expedia Guest Author, on September 9, 2015

Endless Summer on “Shoulder Season” Lets Travelers Save Up to 38% On Travel to Top Beach Destinations

Visiting the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii during Shoulder Season (September 1 to October 31) Can Yield Significant Savings on Airfare and Hotels

BELLEVUE, Wash., September 9, 2015 – Travel analysts at®, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites1, examined savings to popular “shoulder season” destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii. On average, U.S. travelers can save 13% on travel to Hawaii, 12% on travel to Mexico and 11% on travel to the Caribbean this fall. Shoulder season is the period between off-season and high-season, when good deals and good weather often meet.  

Focusing on the top ten origin markets in the United States, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Houston, the team analyzed differences in airline average ticket prices and hotel average daily rates in this upcoming  shoulder season (September 1 – October 31, 2015) versus the summer high season (June 1 – August 31, 2015) to Miami, Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.  

“Fall is in ideal time to save on travel to some of American’s favorite domestic and international beach destinations,” says Expedia Senior Editor Ingrid Belobradic. “As a bonus, sizzling temperatures cool off to a more bearable degree.”  

 Average Savings on Flights

 Destination                                                   Average Ticket Price (ATP)*                 Hawaii                                                                    -17%

 Mexico (Cabo, PV, Cancun)                                      -8%

 Caribbean                                                                -7%  

 Average Savings on Hotels 

 Destination                                                   Average Daily Rate (ADR) **                Hawaii                                                                     -9%

 Mexico (Cabo, PV, Cancun)                                      -16%

 Caribbean                                                                -16%                                       

 Best Hotel Deals                       

 Destination                                                   Average Daily Rate (ADR)**  Grand Bahama                                                         -39%

 U.S. Virgin Islands                                                    -34%

 Mazatlan                                                                  -31%

 Paradise Island, Bahamas                                         -31%

 Turks & Caicos                                                         -20%  

Standout hotel deals for the 2015 shoulder season in these popular destinations include: Mana Kai Maui in Hawaii for $140 per night; Soho Playa Hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico for $100 per night; Mia Reef Isla Mujeres in Cancun, Mexico for $183 per night; Red South Beach in Miami for $106 per night. Fall Getaways Sale

To help shoulder season travelers get the most bang for their buck, Expedia is offering Expedia+ rewards members 2x points on fall hotels, flight + hotel packages, and cruises featured on the Autumn Promotion landing page on! To receive bonus points, visitors must register for the offer through the Autumn Promotion landing page or the Expedia+ rewards Marketplace page.  

*All flight data is based on bookings on in 2015 for economy class travel during June-August (high season) or September-October (shoulder season).

**All hotel data is based on bookings on in 2014 for travel during June-August (high season) or September-October (shoulder season).  

For more information, please contact:  

Ingrid Belobradic

(425) 679-8917

Diana Cantu

HL Group (for Expedia)

(646) 537-3105 

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