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Best Value Destinations for 2017

We scoured the globe in search of destinations offering that dazzling combo of great value and serious vacation appeal in 2017.

Best Value Destinations for 2017: The Methodology

To determine the best value destinations for 2017, we first pulled airfare and hotel data from our sister site, Airfarewatchdog. For airfare, we compared average low fares from three major U.S. airports (JFK, ORD, and LAX) to a shortlist of destinations between 2015 and 2016. For hotel, we looked at the average 3-star hotel room rates in 2015 and 2016 for a shortlist of destinations.

After analyzing these trends, the destinations selected were further valued by other travel industry round-ups as well as their Big Mac Index, Price of Travel – Backpacker’s Index, and currency conversion rates currently and over time. From the shortlist of destinations, 10 were selected and ranked based on their values across these categories.

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