Some destinations are growing in popularity faster than they're growing in price, and still make for excellent, and excellently priced, getaways.
In the U.S., Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, and Denver topped the list of popular destinations in 2012. Punta Cana, Santo Domingo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Nashville each saw an increase in visitors in 2012, without the accompanying rate spike that usually accompanies such popularity.
The exception is London. That destination saw a nearly 30 percent increase in fares due to last summer's Olympics. While some of those price hikes will abate in 2013, the U.K. metropolis will always be a more expensive destination, and perfect for those off-season, less expensive (albeit colder) trips.