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Most popular air travel trends revealed

Mar 02, 2011

Most popular air travel trends revealed
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The lists tallying travel trend data on the Top 50 Destinations and Top 25 Travel has been revealed.

CheapOair launched two additions to its site, the Top 50 Destinations and the Top 25 City Pairs pages. Each Tuesday morning the lists are updated so it's easy to stay in touch with current hot spots -- both domestically and internationally. Changes in week over week popularity are also displayed to see which destinations are trending at all times.

Top Domestic Destinations 1Q 2010 vs. 1Q 2011:

Florida destinations remain popular, with five of the top ten 2011 domestic flights being booked to Florida cities. Orlando has surpassed Las Vegas for most booked destination in 1Q 2011 vs 1Q 2010 along with several Florida cities moving up the list, most likely due to severe weather the country faced in January. Las Vegas and Los Angeles still remain in the top three, while San Francisco has been replaced by Denver in 10th place.

1Q 2010 Rank
1Q 2011 Rank

Las Vegas, NV
Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL
Las Vegas, NV

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ

Atlanta, GA
Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL
Miami, FL

Miami, FL
Fort Myers, FL

Fort Myers, FL
Atlanta, GA

San Francisco, CA
Denver, CO

Top International Destinations 1Q 2010 vs. 1Q 2011:

Cancun remains the top international destination year over year and the top 10 list continues to be dominated by warm weather and resort destinations in Mexico, Jamaica and Costa Rica. New for 2011 include more exotic destination such as the Port of Spain and Bangkok which have replaced Paris and Frankfurt in the top 10.

1Q 2010 Rank
1Q 2011 Rank

Cancun, Mexico
Cancun, Mexico

London, England
Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines
London, England

Mexico City, Mexico
Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara, Mexico
San Jose, Costa Rica

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

San Jose, Costa Rica
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica

Paris, France
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Frankfurt, Germany
Bangkok, Thailand

Top City Pairs in 2010 vs. 2011:

The January cold weather and snow storms have impacted the top 10 travel routes booked on 2011 vs 2010, with a greater number of departures being from Minneapolis, Detroit and Boston-all cities that were heavily hit during the snow storms.

2010
2011

Origination
Destination
Origination
Destination

New York
Ft. Lauderdale
New York
Port of Spain

Los Angeles
New York
Minneapolis
Phoenix

New York
Kingston
New York
Ft. Lauderdale

New York
Port of Spain
Minneapolis
Fort Myers

New York
Los Angeles
New York
Kingston

Ft. Lauderdale
New York
Detroit
Fort Myers

Detroit
Las Vegas
Detroit
Las Vegas

Orlando
San Juan
Boston
Ft. Lauderdale

Boston
Ft. Lauderdale
Boston
Fort Myers

Los Angeles
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Orlando



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