Let’s look at the average airfare and hotel rates for the selected cities, then we’ll move into pricing trends. I’ll also share an invaluable travel tip from Team Clark on how to save money.
Average Airfare and Hotel Rates for 5 Popular Domestic Destinations
Here are airfare and hotel costs in Priceline’s top five cities on its travel list. I calculated the amount for a five-night stay to help you see the total potential cost.
|Average Hotel Rate|
|Total Cost of a
|Chicago|| $282|| $205||$1,307
|Los Angeles|| $303|| $190||$1,253
|New York City||$314||$188||$1,254
|San Francisco||$367|| $184||$1,287
|Washington|| $310|| $144||$1,030
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Now let’s take a look at where travel prices are trending down, then we’ll look at where they’re on the rise. The following data is based on a comparison of travel booked through Priceline this year versus the same period in 2019.
Where Are Travel Prices Going Down?
According to Priceline, average hotel rates are dropping in these select few cities:
- San Francisco (-21%)
- New York City (-14%)
- Seattle (-11%)
When it comes to airfare, average roundtrip prices are decreasing for these major cities:
- Miami (-26%)
- Los Angeles (-16%)
- Phoenix (-15%)
If you choose to bundle your travel, package deals to Phoenix (-17%), San Francisco (-18%) and Seattle (-14%) have dropped the most, according to the report.
Where Are Travel Prices Going Up?
The average price of a hotel room is rising in most major U.S. cities, according to Priceline. As an example, here is where travel hotel rates are rising the most:
- Miami: 63%
- Tampa: 35%
- Phoenix: 25%
- Orlando: 24%
- Houston: 23%
How Can You Save on Travel Right Now?
If you're interested in booking travel soon, one of the best ways to save money is to use Google Flights to comparison shop. You can find rates for airfare and hotels on the site.
"Google Flights should be the first website to visit to search domestic and international airfares before you jump over to a specific airline to book a flight," Team Clark travel expert Clara Bosonetto says. "With its many filters, it's the best site to use when you must fly on a specific airline, must have a nonstop flight, you have a multiple city trip (flying into one city and out of another) or you want to book one-way travel."
Read our full guide to using Google Flights here.
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