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Top Money-Saving Destinations For Airfare This Summer

Barcelona (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ MasterLu / Istock.com)

Barcelona (Photo courtesy: AFP Relaxnews/ MasterLu / Istock.com)

Looking for a farflung summer holiday that won't break the bank? Consider a destination like Barcelona, where average airfares are 41 percent lower than they were last year.

Looking for a farflung summer holiday that won't break the bank? Consider a destination like Barcelona, where average airfares are 41 percent lower than they were last year.

To help holidaymakers plan their summer vacation this year, online booking site Cheapflights has crunched the numbers with a year-by-year comparison, revealing the top money-saving destinations this summer.

Good news for travelers who've always had Barcelona on their bucket list: This year, visitors can save up to 41 percent on their airfare compared to the summer of 2016.

Along with perennial favorites like La Rambla, Parc Guell and Boqueria Market, this summer tourists will be able to visit the newly opened Ferrari Land and the newly restored Sant Salvador hall in Sant Pau.

The newly opened L9 metro line also shuttles visitors cheaply and quickly from Barcelona Airport to the city.

Here are a few other destinations where US travelers can book for less this summer:

Venice, Italy, down 31 percent over last summer

Lisbon, Portugal, down 26 percent

Knoxville, Tennessee, down 17 percent

Dublin, Ireland, down 16 percent

Colorado Springs, down 16 percent

Charleston, South Carolina, down 13 percent

Hilo, Hawaii, down 13 percent

Guatemala City, Guatemala, down 12 percent

Spokane, Washington, down 12 percent

first published:April 25, 2017, 09:54 IST