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June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the first day of summer today, Fly.com™ has identified America's 20 most popular international destinations for summer travel. At the top of the list is
San Juan, Puerto Rico, which beat out second-place finisher
London, England, by a 16 percent margin.
Known for laid-back living, the
Caribbean isles stand in stark contrast to the cultural hustle and bustle of
Europe. Flight search activity to these regions was neck-and-neck, with
Europe narrowly edging out the
Caribbean as the most popular regional destination for American travelers. Of the top 20 most-searched international destinations, eight European cities and seven
Caribbean islands made the list. Winning cities were located in
Europe), and the
Aruba and the
U.S. Virgin Islands (for the
Caribbean). The remainder of the top 20 was comprised of destinations in
Central America and
"Today is the first official day of summer, which means America is ready to jet off on vacation," said
Warren H. Chang, vice president and general manager,
Fly.com. "When it comes to international travel, this year's airfare search data shows that we are a divided nation of sun seekers and history buffs."
Fly.com's latest analysis indicates a growing popularity for
Caribbean destinations. Late last year a
survey of 875 U.S. travelers revealed
Europe as the most-desired destination for 2013, with European destinations representing 40 percent of all responses. The
Caribbean only garnered 7 percent of responses.
Fly.com summer study used data from more than 2.28 million user searches with travel dates
between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2013. Searches were conducted
between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2013.
To find the best international fares for summer travel, visit
20 Most Popular International Summer Destinations: Destination --Region --Best Roundtrip Fare incl. Tax
1. San Juan,
Puerto Rico --
$8294. Montego Bay,
Dublin, Ireland --
San Jose, Costa Rica --
Central America --
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic --
Rome, Italy --
Shanghai, China --
Barcelona, Spain --
Lima, Peru --
South America --
Oranjestad, Aruba --
Madrid, Spain --
Nassau, Bahamas --
Manila, Philippines --
Bangkok, Thailand --
Frankfurt, Germany --
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic --
$20819. Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands --
Athens, Greece --
$846About Fly.comFly.com™ (
www.fly.com) is the world's easiest-to-use airfare search engine available in the U.S., U.K.,
Canada and Germany.
Fly.com scours major U.S. airlines, international carriers and online travel sites, and then helps people easily sort and refine results by criteria such as number of stops and departure times. Unlike online travel agencies,
Fly.com is not a booking engine. Instead, users are referred to their preferred website for direct booking.
Fly.com is owned by Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO).
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