StudentUniverse Travel Blog

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.