“Spring Broke”: Campus Dibs Reveals Only Six Percent of College Students to Fly to a Destination Location for Spring Break

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Contrary to the traditional spring break where tens of thousands of college students convene to party on sandy beaches or snowy mountains, research conducted by Campus Dibs (http://www.CampusDibs.com), a leading social commerce website connecting the campus community with deep discounts on products and activities, indicates the college demographic is opting for cheaper alternatives.

“Fortunately, an entire industry has emerged in the last couple years around online discounts, daily deals and local offers,” adds Givens. “Savvy students with their fingers on the pulse can still find lots of ways to enjoy spring break while saving money

Contrary to the traditional spring break where tens of thousands of college students convene to party on sandy beaches or snowy mountains, research conducted by Campus Dibs (http://www.CampusDibs.com), a leading social commerce website connecting the campus community with deep discounts on products and activities, indicates the college demographic is opting for cheaper alternatives. Among college students recently polled about their spring break plans, only 6 percent indicated that they are flying to a destination location to party, while 94 percent of students plan to spend their week off from school in other ways.

“Despite the iconic vision of MTV Spring Break, these findings show that the majority of college students are opting for cost-effective alternatives,” explains Garren Givens, co-founder and CEO of Campus Dibs.

Among the cheaper alternatives reported, hanging out around campus (42%), visiting parents (23%) and taking a road trip (22%) are found to be the most popular plans for fun on a budget.

  • Hanging out around campus. Often referred to as a “staycation,” many frugal college students are opting to spend their vacation on campus and hang out with friends locally. This also included those who were planning to work, stick around for athletic obligations, study and other homebound activities.
  • Going home to visit parents. “Well…if they’ll foot the food bill!” Visiting parents is often the most cost-effective way to travel, as there are generally no costs associated with room and board or meals.
  • Taking a road trip. Even with gas prices on the rise, road trips often represent a more cost-effective means for getting away from campus. More than one in five students is ready to stock up on junk food, load up their iPod and hit the open road.

“Fortunately, an entire industry has emerged in the last couple years around online discounts, daily deals and local offers,” adds Givens. “Savvy students with their fingers on the pulse can still find lots of ways to enjoy spring break while saving money.”

For more information about Campus Dibs, visit http://www.CampusDibs.com.

About Campus Dibs
Campus Dibs is a social commerce platform dedicated to connecting college students, alumni and greater campus communities with the best offers on products, services and experiences they need and want. Through the power of group deals and “flash” sales, Campus Dibs’ offers a unique e-commerce experience that delivers value to both students and businesses. Launched in 2010, Campus Dibs recently closed a round financing to support rapid growth and innovation to meet growing demand from college students, campuses and top college-focused brands. For more information, visit http://www.CampusDibs.com.

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