Three Florida, two Caribbean cities in top-10 Spring Break Destinations

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Fort Lauderdale Spring Break

Spring Break is next month for many Americans, and warm weather destinations top the list for travelers looking to escape the cold.

Three Florida cities are among AAA’s 10 Most Popular Destinations for the month of March – based on air and tour bookings made with the travel agency.

Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale top the list, while Miami is 8th. Other popular destinations include Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic at fourth spot, with Montego bay, Jamaica rounding off the top ten.

AAA’s Top 10 Spring Break Destinations
  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  3. Honolulu, HI
  4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  5. Cancun, Mexico
  1. Anaheim, California
  1. Kahului, HI (Maui)
  1. Miami, FL
  1. Phoenix, AZ
  1. Montego Bay, Jamaica

“Florida is a perfect spring break destination for people traveling with family or friends,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Travelers love Florida for its warm weather, world-famous attractions, beautiful beaches, and its array of AAA Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants that fit any budget.

“Hawaii and Mexico, which are also favorite hot spots for spring breakers, are even more popular this year,” Evans continued. “After last year’s hurricanes struck the Eastern Caribbean, travelers turned to Hawaii and Mexico, as alternatives. Fortunately, the Eastern Caribbean has recovered and travel providers are offering incentives to get people back into the region.”

Spring Break Travel – By the Numbers

A recent Consumer Pulse™ survey of Floridians, who are planning a vacation in 2018, revealed the following:

  • 55% of Florida travelers will take a spring break vacation of 3 days or more
    • 43% will travel with family
    • 12% will travel with friends
  • 80% of Florida millennials will take a spring break vacation of 3 days or more
    • 61% of millennials will travel with family
    • 19% will travel with their friends

“Spring break is not just for college kids who want to party on the beach,” Evans continued. “This is often the first chance of the year when the entire family can take a break and go somewhere together. The popularity of this time of year leads to reduced availability and higher prices, but using a trusted travel advisor can be beneficial in finding options to meet your needs.”

 

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