According to Expedia, the average trip duration in the summer is two times longer than the rest of the year, meaning travellers are looking for their dollars to stretch even further for airfare and lodging.
The travel platform analysed summer travel trends to help travellers save money and time as they plan and book their biggest vacation of the year.
The data shows August is the cheapest month for airfare and that Memorial Day, July 04 and Labour Day are the busiest weekends of the year for rental cars.
“Summer is a uniquely busy travel period as it sees every kind of traveller, from honeymooners to recent grads," explained John Morrey, senior vice president, brand, Expedia. "Even though each of these travellers has a different type of experience in mind, they are all similar in that they want to find the best value possible for their budget.”