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Travel Picks Up 15% for Spring Break

Feb 14, 2014 09:42AM ● Published by Anonymous

South Florida is the No. 1 spring break destination.

By Christina Mlynski

Domestic spring break travel will likely cost more this year, increasing 14.7%, according to Southlake's own Travelocity. 

The traditional travel period in the United States falls between March 1 and April 15, with the top destination standpoints including Hawaii, South Florida and 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," says 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."

Based on Travelocity’s “Price to Beat” data, the price to beat for domestic airfare is $442 and $806 for international airfare. 

Third time’s the charm for South Florida, ranking the No. 1 spring break destination. Las Vegas rose in the ranks to No. 5 this year, up from No. 9 last year. The newcomer to the Top 10 list is Hawaii, snagging to two spots — with Maui at No. 9 and Honolulu at No. 10.

"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."

The Top 10 list ranks South Florida, Orlando, Phoenix, Fort Myers, Cancun, Los Angeles, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Maui and Honolulu as the must-go spring break destinations. 

Be sure to take our spring break poll for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue. 

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