KAYAK recently launched its 2018 Travel Hacker Guide unveiling the top destinations and travel hacks for this year, the company said.
Full of data-driven insights, this year´s guide features the hottest destinations of 2018, the cheapest cities to travel to and new to the guide this year – a “When to Fly” section detailing the most and least expensive days of each month to hop on a flight.
Hawaii is seriously heating up with Maui ranking #1 on this year´s top trending list. Flight searches are up 51% compared to last year likely due to increased flight routes and low cost carriers, making Hawaii more accessible and affordable in 2018.
The Brexit Effect becomes a reality with London making its first appearance on KAYAK´s list of most popular destinations, accompanied by repeat offenders including New York, Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles, etc.
For the beachgoers, Jamaica is having a moment. The #1 and #2 top trending beach destinations were both in Jamaica- Ocho Rios and Negril, seeing a significant increase in searches year over year – respectively at 206% and 147%.
Fly in January for the cheapest domestic flight prices. Following the holiday travel rush in December, flight prices start to creep back down in January with January 31st revealed as the least expensive day of the year to travel.
International travelers should fly in March when median airfare is at its lowest; according to historical data, March 19 was the cheapest day travel internationally.
2018 is the year to head to Europe.
For travelers looking to stay stateside without breaking the break, check out Denver for your next vacation. Coming in at #5 on KAYAK´s list of wallet-friendly trips, median airfare rarely goes above USD 250.
KAYAK helps millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. As the world´s travel search engine, KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of The Priceline Group. For more information, visit www.KAYAK.com.