This holiday season's travel data from the Switchfly platform reveals that travelers around the world are using the Christmas holiday to fly somewhere warm – or to rendez-vous with Lady Luck in Vegas. While average temperatures in much of the United States in December will range from highs of 30-50 degrees to lows in the frigid single digits, many people will find themselves much more comfortable in top international Christmas destinations – sunny Brazil (#1), the Bahamas (#2), and Mexico (#3) – where December temperatures are typically between 75-80 degrees.
The Top 5 International Christmas Travel Destinations for 2015 are:
Since summer begins in December in the Southern Hemisphere, South of the equator is an excellent choice for the holidays. And a great time for travelers to find bargains on international flights, particularly on Christmas day itself. Even those traveling domestically will be flying South. This holiday season, in addition to the major hub cities of New York (#3) and Denver (#5), the top domestic destinations for Christmas travel include Orlando (#2) and Miami (#4). Topping the list of domestic travel destinations, though, is Las Vegas. Enter Frosty...the Gambler. As one of the most affordable destinations, it is frequently booked as a vacation for the entire extended family.
The Top 5 Domestic Christmas Travel Destinations for 2015 are: