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Oahu and Maui among top summer destinations

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMWaikiki Beach was jammed with visitors as the skies were clear and the weather was hot.
    Waikiki Beach was jammed with visitors as the skies were clear and the weather was hot.

Oahu is ranked tenth among the top 10 U.S. summer travel destinations, according to data gathered by travel site Priceline.com. 

The top three U.S. markets are Las Vegas, Orlando, Fla., and New York City.

Specifically among beach destinations, Oahu is ranked second, while Maui is at No. 6 on the site’s list, according to advance hotel bookings. San Diego, Calif., bested Oahu, while between Oahu and Maui are No. 3 Myrtle Beach, So. Carolina, Miami, Fla., and Virginia Beach, Va. at No. 5.

Internationally, the top three destinations are London, England, Paris, France, and Toronto, Canada.

In its findings, Priceline cited lower year-over-year average hotel rates in many desirable destinations, including a 10-percent year-over-year drop on Maui, to an average of $188 per night.

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