The Super Bowl is a little over a week away, which means a great migration of football fanatics is headed to the Bay Area.
Of course, this means a great deal for those in the hospitality industry. Thankfully, travel website Expedia offered a glimpse of how things are shaping up for the big game taking place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7.
According to Expedia, those in Boston and Seattle made the most searches for accommodations in the Bay Area throughout the playoffs.
As we now know, the Carolina Panthers will join the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50, which means a sizable section of both cities immediately looked into getting to Northern California.
Expedia explains that Los Angeles, Seattle, and Boston were the top three cities looking into Super Bowl travel (flights to San Francisco) as the date approached but, wouldn’t you know it, “Denver and Charlotte have moved up to the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.”
Now let’s say that you are one of the two camps currently corralling the crew for one heck of a time in Santa Clara. Expedia has some intriguing facts and tips.
Expedia notes: “Following Denver’s win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, Expedia saw flight searches per hour spike for flights from Denver to the Bay Area. By Sunday evening, Expedia saw more flight searches from Denver to San Francisco than from Charlotte to San Francisco. Average ticket prices (ATPs) from Denver to the Santa Clara area are ranging from $170 to $570, depending on day/time of flight and the specific airport.”
It’s obvious that the second Peyton Manning and his aging arm entered what could be his final game, those who were on the fence drove up prices due to demand.