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September 13, 2016    Featured News

When Involved Parents Become Empty Nesters, Shoulder Season Travel Boosts Moods with Great Deals for Every Budget

When Involved Parents Become Empty Nesters, Shoulder Season Travel Boosts Moods with Great Deals for Every Budget  

NORWALK, Conn., September 13, 2016 . . . As college students move in for their first semester, parents can celebrate their new-found freedom by packing their own bags this fall. This life moment is an opportunity to visit places that might have been too expensive for a full-blown family vacation, to re-connect with distant relatives or friends, or just to get away as a reward for parenting success. After all, more than half of Americans say travel improves their mood even more than exercising or shopping, according to a recent survey from, a leader in online and mobile travel and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN).[i]

“Fall is an ideal time to get great deals on travel,” according to Flavie Lemarchand-Wood, Vice President of Communications at “In many top destinations, it’s shoulder season, which means that places are less crowded, hotels are affordable and the weather is cooler.” has compiled the most attractive fall hotel deals across the country with average daily rates (ADRs) under $150 per night. No matter the destination, has deep discounts through Express Deals on mobile and desktop.

Top 10 in September Under $150/night*

Destination                            ADR                                      

Phoenix, AZ                            $92

Fort Lauderdale, FL                $103

Scranton/Poconos, PA            $106

Colorado Springs, CO            $121

San Diego, CA                        $146

Myrtle Beach, SC                    $113

Cape Code, MA                      $144

Palm Springs, CA                   $131

Corpus Christi, TX                 $111

Lake Tahoe, CA                      $140


Top 10 for October Under $150/night*

Destination                            ADR

Fort Myers/Naples, FL           $110

Savannah, GA                         $142

Portland, OR                           $135

Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY      $112

Galveston Bay , TX                 $121

Phoenix, AZ                            $121

San Antonio, NM                   $122

Yellowstone, WY                   $124

Vancouver, BC                       $125

Toronto, ON                           $131


*Deals and ADRs were compiled on September 6, 2016. Prices may vary. All rates and availability are subject to change at any time.


Since sending a child to college can take a toll on personal finances, travelers can book an Express Deal® to get even more savings on their hotel. With an Express Deal®, the general location of the hotel, amenities, star-level, and an overall rating from travelers who’ve been there before are available, and the name of the hotel is revealed after booking.

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At, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], we believe every trip matters. We provide travelers smart and easy ways to save on hotel rooms, airline tickets, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. With access to over 600,000 properties of all types, consumers can find accommodations with a Best Price Guarantee as well as free cancellations and pay-at-arrival.’s Express Deals® offers exclusive savings without bidding and our famous Name Your Own Price® service delivers the lowest prices available.




[i] “Traveler’s Sweet Spot Survey,” Wakefield Research, March 2016