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Travelocity Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Americans Are Missing Out on U.S.' Most Iconic Landmarks

Celebrate America's Birthday with Discounts to Visit America's Most Patriotic Destinations

PR Newswire
DALLAS
Jun 2, 2015

DALLAS, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of 1,000 Americans commissioned by Travelocity® revealed that nearly half of Americans have never visited many of the country's most revered landmarks. With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, there is no better time for the other half of the population to make a trek to these famous locations when spectacular fireworks and other Independence Day events add to the pride and patriotism of these special all-American venues.

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Percentage of Americans surveyed who have never visited the following iconic landmarks:

    Mount Rushmore                       53%

    Niagara Falls                        48%

    Liberty Bell                         47%

    Grand Canyon                         47%

    Golden Gate Bridge                   44%

    Washington Monument                  41%

    Empire State Building                41%

Here are some reasons to visit the three least visited icons this July Fourth holiday. For more information on all seven landmarks, visit the Travelocity Inspire story at http://www.travelocity.com/inspire/independence_day_landmarks

Mount Rushmore: Despite its iconic stature, 53 percent of Americans have never experienced this South Dakota landmark in person. On July 3-4, visitors can enjoy live reenactments of the four presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore, Native American music and storytelling, music by the Air Force Academy Concert Band and a lighting ceremony at the monument. While there will be no fireworks this year due to a pine beetle infestation which makes the local forests more fire-prone than usual, fireworks will be part of the annual Fourth of July festivities in nearby areas such as Black Hills and Badlands.

Niagara Falls: Nestled on the U.S./Canadian border, 48 percent of Americans surveyed have never visited these spectacular falls. While beautiful any time of the year, the Fourth of July holiday is a perfect time for a trip, since visitors can experience two celebrations in four days - the Independence Day celebration on July 4 as well as Canada Day festivities on July 1.

Liberty Bell: While virtually every American has seen the enduring image of the Liberty Bell, 47 percent of Americans surveyed have never seen it in person. Located in one of America's most historic cities, Philadelphia, Fourth of July is a special day to visit the Liberty Bell, as it is the one day a year in which it is ceremonially rung, with descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence coming to Independence National Historical Park to tap the bell 13 times - once for each of the original colonies. Additionally, Philadelphia annually hosts free concerts, fireworks and more as part of its Independence Day celebrations.

Travelocity Summer Sale

Travelocity is helping Americans to enjoy their own "must-see" Independence Day destinations with its Summer Sale. By visiting www.travelocity.com/summersale, customers can save up to 50% on select hotels purchased for travel between now and September 7th.

About Travelocity

Travelocity wants to inspire you to "Go & Smell the Roses!" and is dedicated to being your kindred spirit - a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside you while helping make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Based in Dallas, Texas, Travelocity is owned by Expedia, Inc., one of the world's largest travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes many of the world's leading online travel properties.

© 2015 Travelocity, Inc. All rights reserved. Travelocity, the Star Design and Go & Smell the Roses are trademarks of Travelocity, Inc. All other trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners. CST# 2056372-50

Contact:

Jina Michael
Citizen Relations
310.698.9009
jina.michael@citizenrelations.com

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Travelocity Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Americans Are Missing Out on U.S.' Most Iconic Landmarks

Celebrate America's Birthday with Discounts to Visit America's Most Patriotic Destinations

PR Newswire

DALLAS, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent survey of 1,000 Americans commissioned by Travelocity® revealed that nearly half of Americans have never visited many of the country's most revered landmarks. With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, there is no better time for the other half of the population to make a trek to these famous locations when spectacular fireworks and other Independence Day events add to the pride and patriotism of these special all-American venues.

Percentage of Americans surveyed who have never visited the following iconic landmarks: 

Mount Rushmore

53%

Niagara Falls

48%

Liberty Bell

47%

Grand Canyon

47%

Golden Gate Bridge

44%

Washington Monument

41%

Empire State Building

41%

Here are some reasons to visit the three least visited icons this July Fourth holiday. For more information on all seven landmarks, visit the Travelocity Inspire story at http://www.travelocity.com/inspire/independence_day_landmarks 

Mount Rushmore:  Despite its iconic stature, 53 percent of Americans have never experienced this South Dakota landmark in person. On July 3-4, visitors can enjoy live reenactments of the four presidents depicted on Mount Rushmore, Native American music and storytelling, music by the Air Force Academy Concert Band and a lighting ceremony at the monument. While there will be no fireworks this year due to a pine beetle infestation which makes the local forests more fire-prone than usual, fireworks will be part of the annual Fourth of July festivities in nearby areas such as Black Hills and Badlands.

Niagara Falls: Nestled on the U.S./Canadian border, 48 percent of Americans surveyed have never visited these spectacular falls. While beautiful any time of the year, the Fourth of July holiday is a perfect time for a trip, since visitors can experience two celebrations in four days – the Independence Day celebration on July 4 as well as Canada Day festivities on July 1.

Liberty Bell: While virtually every American has seen the enduring image of the Liberty Bell, 47 percent of Americans surveyed have never seen it in person. Located in one of America's most historic cities, Philadelphia, Fourth of July is a special day to visit the Liberty Bell, as it is the one day a year in which it is ceremonially rung, with descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence coming to Independence National Historical Park to tap the bell 13 times – once for each of the original colonies. Additionally, Philadelphia annually hosts free concerts, fireworks and more as part of its Independence Day celebrations.

Travelocity Summer Sale

Travelocity is helping Americans to enjoy their own "must-see" Independence Day destinations with its Summer Sale. By visiting www.travelocity.com/summersale, customers can save up to 50% on select hotels purchased for travel between now and September 7th.

About Travelocity

Travelocity wants to inspire you to "Go & Smell the Roses!" and is dedicated to being your kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside you while helping make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Based in Dallas, Texas, Travelocity is owned by Expedia, Inc., one of the world's largest travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes many of the world's leading online travel properties.

© 2015 Travelocity, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Travelocity, the Star Design and Go & Smell the Roses are trademarks of Travelocity, Inc.  All other trademarks and logos are property of their respective owners.  CST# 2056372-50

Contact:

Jina Michael
Citizen Relations
310.698.9009
jina.michael@citizenrelations.com

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