2019 Will Fly for Food Data Methodology

City Selection

Selected destinations are based on top trending destinations for Fall travel. We considered searches conducted on the US KAYAK site between 01/01/19 - 06/30/2019 for travel from the US occurring for travel dates 07/01/2019 - 12/31/2019. To find year over year change, we used 01/01/18 - 06/30/2018 as search dates and 07/01/2018 - 12/31/2018 as travel dates.

Restaurant Selection

OpenTable's list of Hidden Gem Restaurants is generated solely from diner reviews collected between 7/1/2018 and 6/30/2019. Restaurants with an "overall" score of greater than 4.4 stars were included for consideration. In addition, restaurants were included only if they had the 'neighborhood gem' tag on 10% or more of reviews with the exception of Tokyo, Madrid, Cancun, Amsterdam, Dubai and Frankfurt that were based on the largest overall volume of Neighborhood Gems tag. All restaurants were sorted in descending order based on the quantity of selected "neighborhood gem" tags where the top restaurant within each city most traveled to was selected as the hidden gem.

Travel Data

Unless otherwise indicated, we considered searches conducted on the US KAYAK site between 07/11/2018 - 07/10/2019 for travel from the US occurring for travel dates 09/01/2019 - 12/31/2019.

All flight searches are round-trip economy flights, excluding price outliers based on certain criteria. When to book data is provided as a function of weeks before departure.

All hotel searches include properties with at least 3 stars and a certain minimum click threshold, unless otherwise noted. Excludes airport properties and outliers based on certain price criteria. Hotel recommendations are based on the most clicked properties.