2016 Summer Travel Hacker Guide Data Methodology

Unless otherwise indicated, we considered searches conducted on the US and Canada KAYAK sites between 06/01/2015 and 03/03/2016 for travel from the US and Canada occurring between 05/01/2016 and 09/30/2016. All flight searches are round-trip, excluding price outliers based on certain criteria. All hotel searches include properties with at least 4 stars and a certain minimum click threshold. Excludes airport properties and outliers based on certain price criteria. All weather data sourced from public sources on the internet.

Top 10 Trending Summer Destinations
Flight Destinations with the Greatest YoY Increase in Click Traffic of the top 100 Most Clicked.
Change in Popularity
Based on click traffic in previous year.
Median Airfare Histogram
Median airfare by month for destination and travel/search dates outlined
Median Hotel Rate Histogram
Median hotel rate by month for destination and travel/search dates outlined
Top Trending Hotels
Based on click data. Certain destinations may include 3 star properties based on number of available properties.
When to Book
Median airfare as a function of days before departure based on indicated travel and search dates. Based on a 7 day moving average.
Top 10 Trending European Destinations
Flight Destinations with the Greatest YoY Increase in Click Traffic for EU region, of the top 100 Most Clicked.
Change in Popularity
Percent increase in click traffic versus previous year based on search and travel dates indicated above.
Top Trending Hotels
Based on click data. Certain destinations may include 3 star properties based on number of available properties. For select cities with low click counts, search and travel dates were expanded to get more data.
Median Airfare
Median airfare by month for travel and search dates indicated.
Median Hotel Rate
Median hotel rate by month for travel and search dates indicated.
When to Book
Median airfare as a function of days before departure based on indicated travel and search dates. Based on a 7 day moving average.
Top 10 Trending Winter in Summer Destinations
Flight Destinations with the Greatest YoY Increase in Click Traffic for regions SA, AF, and SP.
Change in Popularity
Percent increase in click traffic versus previous year based on search and travel dates indicated above.
Top Trending Hotels
Based on click data. Certain destinations may include 3 star properties based on number of available properties.
Median Airfare
Median airfare by month for travel and search dates indicated.
Median Hotel Rate
Median hotel rate by month for travel and search dates indicated.
When to Book
Median airfare as a function of days before departure based on indicated travel and search dates. Based on a 7 day moving average.
Top 10 Summer Friday Destinations
Flight Destinations with the Greatest Click Traffic for Friday-Sunday stays of the Top 100 most clicked.
Most Popular Hotels
Most clicked hotel properties. Certain destinations may include 3 star properties based on number of available properties.
Median Airfare
Median airfare by month for travel and search dates indicated.
When to Book
Median airfare as a function of days before departure based on indicated travel and search dates. Based on a 7 day moving average. For select cities (with small or no) major airport, used nearest major airport for analysis.
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