Hotwire.com has announced the results of its seventh annual Hotwire Travel Value Index study, naming Orlando and Atlanta as the top 2013 destinations where you can get the most vacation for your money. This year's index includes a variety of locations across the U.S., including four destinations – Phoenix, Raleigh, St. Louis and Sacramento – which Hotwire identified as up-and-coming "sleeper cities" earlier this year.
According to the Hotwire Travel Value Index, the top 10 U.S. destinations for value vacations in 2013 are, in order, Orlando, Atlanta, Tampa, Dallas-Fort Worth, Phoenix, Raleigh, Charlotte, Houston, St. Louis and Sacramento.
The index is based on a statistical model combining in-house and third-party research. Hotwire evaluates the top 50 U.S. leisure markets, rating them across three individual categories to generate an overall ranking for consumer vacation value. The formula includes low prices on air, hotel and rental car (50 percent of overall score); discounts on air, hotel and rental car (25 percent); and affordable entertainment (25 percent).