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Labor Day is just five weeks away and with hotel rates higher this summer as compared to last, travelers may be wondering when is the cheapest time to travel to the summer’s top vacation destinations. Travelocity conducted a day-by-day analysis of average daily rates (ADR) from now through Labor Day to identify clusters of dates when hotel rates are lowest.

In order to find the dates most likely to offer hotel deals, Travelocity first identified the daily rates for every day until Labor Day for the top summer travel destinations. Then, the web site identified clusters of three or more days in a row of lower-than-average ADR.  In some cases, the difference in rates was as much as 63 percent.




My name: Genevieve Shaw Brown. I also answer to Genny and Gen.

How I earn my keep: I work at Travelocity.

Greatest travel lesson learned: I travel for my job, but I've learned work is work, vacation is vacation, and it's best not to try and do both on one trip.

Fondest travel memory: There are so many... but a recent experience was being totally jet-lagged and waking up pre-dawn in Koh Samui, Thailand, and watching the sun rise with my husband on the beach. We talked about what all our friends and family were doing at that very same moment as the sun set back home in New York.

First thing I do in a new place: Peruse the local restaurants and map out my dining strategy for the duration of my trip. Dining strategy = eating at as many restaurants as humanly possible.

First thing I do when I get home: Put a push pin on the destination I just returned from on the map of the world that hangs on the wall above my couch.

Travel ambition: To cover that map completely in push pins.

My most beloved place in the whole world: Cockle Cove Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts.



Definitely the Pacific Northwest! It is gorgeous up there and I was actually thankful to see the sun in Seattle (as opposed to the sun coming out in the desolate and dry southern US). A bit surprised to hear that Seattle’s hotels are going to be cheap at the end of the month… but well worth taking advantage of!

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