Travelocity Breaks Down Spring Break Travel

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Survey shows that big city destinations as popular as beaches for Spring Break 2016. Travelocity also discovers which presidential candidate is the most popular Spring Break “travel companion”

Travelocity Breaks Down Spring Break

When [people were] asked how likely that they are to take a spring vacation this year, more than half of those surveyed (54%) responded that they were likely to do so.

With spring right around the corner, thoughts invariably turn to travel. While dreams of travel are universal, dreams of where to travel for a spring holiday are far less consistent. To find out more about travelers’ dream destinations, Travelocity® commissioned a study of 1,000 Americans to find out if they are planning a spring vacation, and where they would like to travel to enjoy the end of winter.

When asked how likely that they are to take a spring vacation this year, more than half of those surveyed (54%) responded that they were likely to do so. When looking at respondents under the age of 35, that number jumped to more than two-thirds (70%).

Not surprisingly, beach destinations are popular go-to Spring Break spots, with 90% of respondents identifying a beach destination as a possibility for their getaway. Leading the way in beach locales is Florida (32%), followed by Hawaii (19%) and the Caribbean (18%). However, the supremacy of the beach as a spring destination is being challenged by the big city, with virtually the same number of people (91%) looking to the bright lights as a springtime possibility. Las Vegas was mentioned by the most respondents (21%), closely trailed by New York and Orlando (at 15% each).

Although most people want to get away from the chill after a long winter, 76% of respondents did not rule out a spring ski vacation. Colorado was the most selected ski destination at 37%, with Canada at 16% and Utah at 9% just a short ways down the ski preference “slope”.

An informal survey of Travelocity’s Facebook fans echoed a similar message, with beach destinations in Florida, Hawaii and Mexico being mentioned the most by fans. In addition, a significant number of Travelocity’s Facebook fans shared that a cruise vacation was in their plans this spring.

Great Travelocity Deals on Spring Break Getaways

To bring a Spring Break getaway closer into reach, Travelocity has collected its best deals on the most popular Spring Break destinations - including beach locations and cruises - at http://www.travelocity.com/springbreak. And in recognition of the popularity of Hawaii as a destination, Travelocity has an extra-special offer for packages to beautiful Oahu. By visiting http://www.travelocity.com/oahu, travelers dreaming of spring in Oahu can get $100 off of a $1000 air and hotel travel package for a trip booked between now and April 15, 2016. Additional terms apply.

Trading Presidential Suites for Presidential Candidates

While dreaming about spring holidays is an annual springtime ritual, every four years, an additional topic is top of mind - electing a new commander-in-chief. With 2016 being an election year, Travelocity decided to find out not which of the candidates people most want to elect as president - but which most people want to elect as a vacation companion.

After the polls closed and the confetti settled, Travelocity found the vacation electorate equally split for the top two travel companion candidates - with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both receiving 30% of the political travel companion vote. Following the front-runners were Bernie Sanders (18%), Ted Cruz (8%) and Marco Rubio (8%).

About Travelocity
Travelocity wants to inspire you to “Go & Smell the Roses!®” and is dedicated to being your kindred spirit – a travel companion and a travel instigator, roaming the world beside you while helping make your traveling experience memorable with innovative apps, competitive prices and 24/7 customer service. Based in Dallas, Texas, Travelocity is owned by Expedia, Inc., one of the world’s leading travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes many of the world’s leading online travel properties.

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