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Travelocity Data Finds Ways to Save on Christmas Travel

Travelers Should be Looking for Airfare Under $450 for Domestic Travel

Oct 28, 2013

SOUTHLAKE, Texas – October 29, 2013 – For travelers looking to go home for the holidays, there are a few insider savings tips they should know before they book. Travelocity’s winter data shows that the average round-trip domestic airfare is $450, up 7.5 percent from last year. In comparison, international airfare is $1,016, up only 2.5 percent from last year, a relatively small increase. The average daily rate for domestic hotels this winter is $204 and $342 for international. These prices are known as the price to beat, but if travelers book early and are flexible with travel dates they can find better deals.

According to Travelocity’s Christmas Booking Barometer, which is based on bookings from the past three years, travelers should look to purchase Christmas airfare by November 12. Trends show a spike beginning around six weeks before Christmas day (around November 13). If travelers are not sure of their travel plans yet, data shows that there is usually a drop in fares three weeks before the holiday (around December 4 – 10) and then it will increase again.


Booking Week


8 weeks before

Oct 30 - Nov 5

$       314.00

7 weeks before

Nov 6 - Nov 12

$       320.00

6 weeks before

Nov 13 - Nov 19

$       352.00

5 weeks before

Nov 20 - Nov 26

$       392.00

4 weeks before

Nov 27 - Dec 3

$       341.00

3 weeks before

Dec 4 - Dec 10

$       313.00

2 weeks before

Dec 11 - Dec 17

$       363.00

1 week before

Dec 18 - Dec 24

$       438.00

Travelocity always recommends being flexible with travel dates when possible to save additional money. Travelers can save more than $350 this Christmas if they are flexible with their travel dates. Travelers can expect to pay less if they leave for Christmas vacation Monday, December 23 or after. Departing on the weekend prior will likely result in higher fares. For returns, travel prices fluctuate about $100, and Travelocity data points to higher prices on Sunday, December 29 or Monday, December 30.

When booking flights on Travelocity, there’s an option to search for flights within one to three days of your ideal departure and return date and this will help travelers find the combination of dates that work best for their route.

About Travelocity
Travelocity wants to inspire you to Go & Smell the Roses! Travelocity helps make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Travelocity believes that travel makes us better and is dedicated to being the traveler's kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside travelers everywhere. Travelocity provides discounts on Hotels, Flights , Vacation Packages, Cruises and Rental Cars.

About Travelocity Global 
Travelocity Global is one of the world's largest travel companies, serving the needs of travelers from all walks of life. Based in Southlake (Dallas/Fort Worth), Texas, with offices and customer care centers around the world, Travelocity Global owns and operates: Travelocity® in North America;, a leader in European online travel; The Travelocity Partner Network; and, a leading online travel community. Travelocity Global is owned by Sabre Holdings, a global technology company whose innovative technology is used by more than a billion people around the world to plan, book and get to their destination at a time and price that's right for them.