Published on : Monday, February 17, 2014
Travelocity released its annual spring break travel data, which indicates a 14.7% year-over-year increase in domestic airfare while international airfare for spring break is flat year-over-year (.1% decrease). The traditional spring break travel period in the United States falls between March 1 and April 15. From a top destinations standpoint, Travelocity data reveals an affinity for Hawaii, continued love of South Florida and increasing desire to head to Las Vegas this spring.
“Though travelers are likely to face higher ticket prices for Spring Break 2014, smart shoppers can still escape the harsh winter and find travel deals,” said Travelocity Senior Editor, Courtney Scott. “Travelers should try to travel on off-peak days, bundle flight and hotel bookings into vacation packages and search flights in surrounding airports.”
Prices to Beat for Spring Break
Deal-hunters can use Travelocity’s “Price To Beat” as a benchmark for planning affordable spring break vacations. Based on this year’s data, the price to beat for domestic airfare is $442 and for international airfare, $806.
Top 10 Spring Break Destinations
For the third year in a row, South Florida is the No. 1 spring break destination. Las Vegas rose in the ranks from No.9 last year to No. 5 this year. Previously absent from the Top 10 list, Hawaii is making its debut on the 2014 list, taking two of the top ten spots. Say aloha to Maui, ranked at No. 9 and Honolulu, ranked at No. 10.
1. South Florida ($417) )
2. Orlando Area ($398)
3. Phoenix Area ($383)
4. Fort Myers ($447)
5. Las Vegas ($406)
6. Cancun ($600)
7. Los Angeles Area ($361)
8. Tampa / St. Petersburg Area ($393)
9. Maui ($924)
10. Honolulu ($828)
“This might be the year to venture abroad for Spring Break,” explains Courtney Scott senior editor at Travelocity. “Several international destinations have been trending in popularity over the past three years including Belize City, Aruba, San Juan, and the Netherlands Antilles.”
Top Trending International Destinations for Spring Break
Destination (average round-trip air) 2014 2013 2012
San Juan, PR ($494) #18 #19 #21
Dominican Republic ($673) #25 #43 #50
Belize City, BZ ($805) #54 #71 #106
Netherlands Antilles ($686) #37 #53 #70
Aruba ($725) #26 #48 #63
Tel Aviv ($1,245) #53 #94 #128
Cayman Islands ($659) #33 #57 #77
Lima, Peru ($818) #63 #93 #121
Spring Break Vacations Sale
For travelers who are looking for a significant savings on their spring break travel, Travelocity’s Spring Break Vacations Sale is offering savings at a number of great destinations when flights and hotels are booked together for travel between March 1 and April 15.
Destinations include, but are not limited to, domestic spring break beach locations in Florida, Hawaii, and California, as well as in major cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. International destinations include vacation hotspots like Mexico, and countries throughout the Caribbean, Europe and Central America.
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