2013's biggest travel trends
Hot destinations and deals
- Duration 3:59
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Hot destinations and deals
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We're already into the second month of the new year have you planned a big trip yet for 2013.
Where the hot destinations and are the best deals let's ask Orbitz senior editor -- toward -- -- thank you for joining us five contests the hotspots for 2013 sure others three that we named hot -- that we can that are going to be big this year.
New Orleans is the first -- they just hosted Super Bowl Mardi bras wrapping up today.
They're also hosting -- -- -- women's final four there's always attend events going on there they also have a nine million dollar road improvement project something that's going to be.
A bit hot spot travelers' lists this year.
Also New Zealand with the hot that trilogy the first movie's been Al.
-- -- and New Zealand has seen a big uptick in interest in the destination there's still two more movies left in the trilogy so we think that's going to be.
Another really operational one on people's list this year and then also Charleston, South Carolina they continue to.
-- up the awards from major travel magazines like travel leisure and Conde Nast traveler they've also added -- -- adding direct flights from new York and from Boston this month.
So more and more people continue to want to go to this destination all right three good spots there aboard the best deals best value.
Well -- -- three destinations where we can travelers and -- a lot of value this year the first is Orlando they have such a large hotel inventory that there's really something for every budget in this destination and we continue to see average hotel rates hover around a hundred dollars a night.
Ask do we see in Phoenix Arizona this again it's one of those great warm weather destinations.
Average hotel rates here for this year seeing around a hundred dollars a night -- nearby Tucson just 96 dollars a night so easy.
Day trips -- at Phoenix that are very reasonably priced as well and you Michael further in the Dominican Republic the Dominican Republicans a great pick for folks looking at the Caribbean.
They have so many all includes this at all different price points for travelers.
And -- new direct flights in that are making -- very reasonable well.
All right you have a category the comeback kid Atlantic City Atlantic City and they were they -- some damage but no major permanent damage from hurricane sandy they've been back open for business since the week after the hurricane.
And they have a new properties like rebel resort.
Which really is kind of elevating this city to a destination it's more about gaining they've been hosting.
-- acts like beyoncé Kanye West and lady got got so it's really becoming more and all around destination -- too good for them and Orbitz is always are looking at different criteria for rating.
Hotels and Syria change so what consumers in 2013 want most in a hotel and we look at what people are searching for most in a hotel on Orbitz dot com.
The first -- connectivity.
Now with Smartphones everyone is doing everything from Skype being to streaming movies right in our hotel rooms -- really demanding more.
Bandwidth from the -- hotels in this regard.
Also outdoor options as much as people are online they want to be outside the biggest -- things we still see our pools golf tennis courts.
-- and then finally -- people want to know if they can get for free.
Actually free parking was the most -- -- that we found on Orbitz dot com in this as well as things like free shuttles and free Wi-Fi you gathered to pay for parking -- -- -- to get ridiculous that all right just so you have also Orbitz has predictions.
For travel trends in 2030.
Yeah absolutely there some trends that we just see continued to grow the first is mobile booking.
And it's really gone from searching on your Smartphones in your tablets to.
Becoming more transactional so people now are booking more.
On these apps that they have on their mobile phones as opposed to just searching foreign looking for things -- that become really big for.
The travel industry and also we're seeing a big uptick in international travel -- 20% travelers told us they plan on taking an international trip this year.
And places in Europe like London which still has accessed through that they built for the Olympics will be really good deals in 2013.
-- Got to leave it there thank you so much leaning toward a tour of Orbitz thank you so much for joining us at.