Travelocity’s Travel Pro Provides Pointers on Where to Go for Fall Getaways, Whether Going with the Entire Family or Solo

As Fall Approaches, So Do Seasonal Bargains to Top Destinations for Every Type of Traveler

SOUTHLAKE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 8, 2004– Tired of fighting the crowds all summer long at your favorite destinations? For those looking for a way to see the sights without breaking the bank or having to battle the masses, Travelocity’s travel expert, Amy Ziff, is pointing travelers in the right direction. Whether planning a family excursion, a romantic trip for two or a solo adventure, Ziff shows travelers how to take advantage of post-summer trends in the U.S. and abroad.

“With summer behind us, travelers can find deals to places that were impossible over the summer,” said Ziff, Travelocity(R) editor-at-large. “Fall travel usually marks the return of the business traveler, but the summer delays at airports nationwide should start to diminish somewhat. At the most popular spots in the fall, travelers will find that lines are often shorter, crowds thinner and added value deals are more abundant.”

As travelers’ specific needs and tastes vary, so should their vacation timing. Some of Ziff’s tips on where, when and how to book to get the best deals this autumn are as follows:

    Theme Parks as a Top Spot for Families

    --  Ziff recommends early fall as a great time for families with
        young children who aren't yet in school to book a theme park
        vacation. According to a Travelocity survey, 42 percent of
        travelers with kids are most likely to visit theme parks from
        June through August. This number drops considerably to 22
        percent from September through November.

    --  Survey respondents also said that the options most likely to
        encourage theme park visits included the ability to visit
        during off-peak hours and avoid long lines. By waiting until
        peak season has passed, travelers can avoid some of the lines
        and make the most out of their theme park adventure.

    --  Disney's Pop Century Resort - Orlando
        Sample 3-night package pricing includes round-trip airfare
        through Oct. 10:
        --  3 nights from $455 with airfare from New York - La Guardia
        --  3 nights from $504 with airfare from Chicago
        --  3 nights from $517 with airfare from Los Angeles

    Last-Minute Travel for Couples

    --  Travelocity's poll found that adults without children often
        have to plan vacations around their work schedules. Have a day
        with no meetings? Cut out early and take a spontaneous trip
        with a last minute flight and hotel package.

    --  For travelers able to book on short notice, last minute travel
        is a growing trend that can provide an affordable option to
        domestic and international destinations and can be booked
        anywhere from two weeks to just several hours in advance.

    --  Last minute deals on Travelocity can allow consumers to save
        up to 70 percent on flight + hotel bookings. These deals are
        available from 76 cities to 100's of domestic and
        international destinations. Sample couple getaways include:

        --  New York to Toronto -- Flight + hotel for two nights from
            Departs: Friday, Sept. 10
            Returns: Sunday, Sept. 12
            Enjoy your stay at the Radisson Hotel Toronto East or for
            an additional fee, upgrade to a number of other hotels.

        --  Dallas to Denver -- Flight + hotel for two nights from
            Departs: Friday, Sept. 10
            Returns: Sunday, Sept. 12
            Enjoy your stay at the Renaissance Denver or for an
            additional fee, upgrade to a number of other hotels.

        --  San Francisco to Las Vegas -- Flight + hotel for three
            nights from $439
            Departs: Friday, Sept. 10
            Returns: Monday, Sept. 13
            Enjoy your stay at the The New Frontier or for an
            additional fee, upgrade to a number of other hotels.

    Europe for Solo Adventurers:

    --  According to Ziff, fall is a good time of year to see the
        sights in Europe without having to share them with all the
        tourists. Many Europeans flee their homes in the summer for a
        long vacation and in the fall are back to business, and life,
        as usual.

    --  Lower prices to Europe often can be found starting in late
        fall ahead of the holiday travel season.

    --  For example, last winter some fares to Europe could be found
        for as low as $205 roundtrip from the United States.

    --  Sample European vacation packages available on Travelocity

        --  Paris:

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Hotel Elysees        3-Star Hotel     3 Nights + Airfare from $585(a)
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Hotel Cayre          4-Star Hotel     3 Nights + Airfare from $703(a)
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        --  London:

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Park International   3-Star Hotel     3 Nights + Airfare from $486(a)
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K&K George           4-Star Hotel     3 Nights + Airfare from $571(a)
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        --  Barcelona:

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Alexandra Hotel      3-Star Hotel     3 Nights + Airfare from $837(a)
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Barcelona Universal  4-Star Hotel     3 Nights + Airfare from $891(a)
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(a)Prices are in USD for one adult based on double occupancy and
include tax recovery charges. Sample prices gathered on 9/02/04 for
travel 10/18/04 to 10/21/04 from JFK. Our real-time dynamic Flight +
Hotel packaging engine is constantly updating prices and availability.
Please check pricing and availability for your travel dates and
departure city on

About the Travelocity Family Poll

The Travelocity/Disney study was fielded from July 15 – 26, 2004, via a survey of Travelocity members. Results were accumulated from more than 2,671 responses received. For more travel tips and advice, visit

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