Data released today from Switchfly show people squeezing in one last weekend of beach time before Autumn hits
Switchfly, Inc., the technology company powering travel search, booking and loyalty point redemption solutions for travel booking companies, today released its Labor Day Travel Study about U.S. travelers’ preferred Labor Day destinations. The data was obtained through Switchfly's platform which powers Orbitz, Expedia, and many other travel booking companies. The Switchfly Labor Day Travel Study ranked Nassau, Bahamas the first choicefor American Labor Day travel, followed by San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Orlando, Florida.
“What we really have here is a short-list of the best beaches that are easy to reach from the major U.S. hubs,” said Daniel Farrar, CEO of Switchfly, “Cancun is about a 4-hour flight from LAX and Aruba is a 4-hour flight from JFK. You’ve got people from the West Coast flying to Mexico, people from the East Coast flying to the Bahamas, and people from all over the U.S. are flying to Florida because it’s close and it’s inexpensive.”
The top ten Labor Day destinations are as follows:
1. Nassau, Bahamas
2. San Juan, Puerto Rico
3. Orlando, Florida
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6. Cancun, Mexico
7. New York, New York
8. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
9. Oranjestad, Aruba
10. Miami, Florida
Farrar continued: “It’s no surprise to see New York and Las Vegas on the list, as they are top travel destinations year-round. Number 11 on the list – Santiago, Chile – is a bit more difficult to explain. With September temperatures in the mid-60s and travel times from any U.S. airport clocking in at well over 14 hours, it’s not the warm weather or the cost of airfare that sees an uptick in Labor Day travel to this South American city. It must be the Shiraz.”
Switchfly, Inc. is a global technology company that powers travel shopping and loyalty redemption solutions for some of the world’s most recognizable brands across airlines, hotels, financial services and ecommerce. World-class products delivered via a flexible software-as-a-service platform let clients easily launch and maintain a complete omnichannel travel and loyalty experience superior to any online travel agency. Tailored to their customer needs while maintaining a full brand match, Switchfly solutions drive customer engagement, enhance brand loyalty and increase profit. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San Francisco, the Company generates more than $1.25 billion USD in revenue for its clients annually and facilitates the redemption of more than 35 billion reward points and miles annually. The company’s global client roster includes American Airlines, Emirates, JetBlue and LAN Airlines; IAG Avios, Lufthansa Miles & More and United MileagePlus; InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Hotels; Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Groupon. For more information, visit http://www.switchfly.com.