(Greater Palm Springs, CA) –June 25, 2016—Still looking for a long weekend-getaway? With its combination of brilliant sunshine, sparkling swimming pools, abundant hiking trails, hipster hangouts, one of the nation’s newest national monuments and favorable low season hotel rates, Greater Palm Springs might just be the ideal summer getaway.

And now, according to Expedia.com®, Greater Palm Springs is also one of the top July 4 destinations with respect to packaged savings.

To reach this conclusion, Expedia.com’s analytics team scoured its database of U.S. destinations, looking for the best packaged deals for the July 4 weekend. Expedia’s analysis shows that by bundling travel components in Greater Palm Springs (flight, hotel, auto rental, etc.) can average up to 25%, or nearly $500, per booking.

“The equation is simple,” said John Morrey, vice president and general manager, Expedia.com. “If you book a flight, hotel and car simultaneously, you’re likely to save money versus booking them independently. And you don’t need to book all three at once, any pairing fits. We cannot emphasize this enough. You might save $50. You might save $500. But whatever you would save will disappear if you don’t take this step. Package bookings are both the easiest and most consistent way to make budget-conscious travel choices.”

The website advises travelers to test the savings available to them before hitting the “purchase” button on any independent travel components.


About Expedia.com
Expedia is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016. Consumers can enjoy offering exclusive deals, promotions and package savings of nearly 20 percent when booking their travel by August 2, 2016.

About Greater Palm Springs, California
Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella.  As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, visit www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.


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