June 17 2014 | Latest NewsBy Mark Waller, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The online travel agency CheapOair reports New Orleans is the top destination its clients are booking for the 4th of July weekend. It found the average round-trip airfare for New Orleans for that weekend is $493.24, which is 15 percent higher than last year, although the agency found fares to be lower nationwide with an average less than $400.
Following New Orleans on the domestic travel list are Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando, Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
But more people this year are planning international trips around July 4th compared with 2013, with an increase of 50 percent, the survey found. It listed the top international destination as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.