Fort Lauderdale Named A Top Destination For This Year's Holiday Season, According To Orbitz
You won't have to travel far this holiday season to spend time at one of the most popular Christmas and New Year's destinations.
Fort Lauderdale ranked No. 5 on Orbitz.com's top 10 travel destinations lists for each holiday. The results were part of an Insider's Index that detailed the travel outlook for 2015.
A survey by the website showed that 71 percent of Americans are planning to travel between Thanksgiving and New Year's, and many plan to do so on a budget. Taking that into consideration, Orbitz looked at the top 10 places travelers plan to visit and listed the average airfare costs to the city and daily hotel rates for the holiday season.
The good news for family and friends of Fort Lauderdale locals: The average flight cost to the city for both Christmas and New Year's this year is below $400 with a nightly hotel rate under $200.
And while we're fairly certain you've got your Thanksgiving plans squared away by now, you'll be happy to know that Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was projected as one of the cheapest airports for Thanksgiving flights this year.
The results of the study—conducted by Sojern, a performance marketing platform for travel brands—was based on reports of searches and booking behavior provided by major airlines.
Other affordable airports on the list included Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Washington D.C.'s Reagan National.
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