GotoBus Announces Top 5 Summer Vacation Destinations for 2009
May 18, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsCambridge, MA May 18, 2009 — GotoBus.com, the leading online ticketing company for inter-city bus service and bus tours, announces the top 5 summer vacation destinations for 2009. These highly sought-after vacation destinations are compiled based upon an analysis of current GotoBus booking trends for the upcoming summer season.
Despite the difficult economic situation, individual travelers and families continue to book summer getaways at a steady pace. GotoBus created this list to help consumers identify popular vacation destinations that are sure to please without breaking the budget. Topping the list are a number of domestic locales that are seeing renewed interest due to the significant travel discounts available this year, including the ever popular "Buy 2, Get 3rd Ticket Free" offer.
Top 5 Summer Vacation Destinations
1. East Coast: This historic region counts among its tourist-friendly destinations Capitol Hill, the Liberty Bell, and Niagara Falls. In addition, travelers can immerse themselves in the cosmopolitan cities of New York, Washington D.C., and Boston.
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2. West Coast: Natural wonders abound in this region. Travelers may visit the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and much more. On the other hand, nature-phobes can find plenty of entertainment in Las Vegas or within California's numerous theme parks and amusement centers.
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3. Hawaii: "There's no place on earth like Hawaii." This common phrase rings true as millions of visitors flock to Hawaii each year to enjoy sandy beaches, extraordinary hospitality, and serene weather.
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4. Florida: Whether it is the thought of relaxing by the beach or riding a rollercoaster at Disney World, the "Sunshine State" is sure to please even the most discriminating vacationer.
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5. Europe: A European adventure is always exciting, and with airfare rates at all-time lows there has never been a better time to cross the ocean and explore the Old World.
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All prices are current at the time of publishing. Additional vacation destinations, special offers, complete travel itineraries, and ticketing information are available online at GotoBus.com.
GotoBus is the leading online marketplace for bus tickets, tours and sightseeing activities. The GotoBus online booking system, similar to those used by major airlines, makes it easy for travelers to quickly compare schedules, prices, and pickup/drop-off locations for over 200 bus companies throughout the United States and Canada. GotoBus.com is the fastest growing gateway for bus travel on the Internet. In February 2007, The Washington Post featured GotoBus.com as one of the best travel websites and named it "Best of the Web" in the "Motorcoaches" category.