It’s Not All Sun & Sand: How the $320B Student Travel Market Does Spring Break

Spring Break dates back to 1935, when 300 collegiate swimmers descended on Fort Lauderdale to participate in a competition. Since then, roughly 1.5 million students have been taking a break each March to explore, volunteer or unwind — and they spend over $1 billion each year doing so. When we took a look at our booking data, some interesting trends emerged about when students leave for Spring Break, how they research and book their travel, the types of trips they are going on and where they are headed. (more…)

Spring Break 2015 Goes Outside the Box

What comes to mind when we think of College Spring Break? Typically most people think of sun, sand, booze, and day-long beach parties. That sounds like a pretty enjoyable vacation, but a weeklong break from the stress of exams and papers is a great opportunity to take your travels to the next level. Many students are passing on typical Spring Break trips for far away exotic destinations and experiences with new cultures. (more…)

Spring Break Hotels: 5 Important Steps

It’s that time of the year, college students’ favorite time: Spring Break. Let’s face it, we all look Beach, Spring Breakforward to it whether it’s to have fun with friends, relax from school work, or we just need some time off from our hectic life. What’s the hot spot this year? Cancun? Miami? Panama? You pick, it’s your holiday! Yet there is always that thing holding you back, which is the hotel. Here are a few tips to help you pick out the best hotels. (more…)