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Priceline.com Reveals the Top 50 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations According to College Students

March 12, 2015

NORWALK, Conn., March 11, 2015 . . . Every year spring break offers college students a much-needed respite from their late-night study sessions and an excuse to take a spontaneous getaway with friends. In fact, 73 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 say they are likely to take a last-minute getaway in 2015, according to a recent survey commissioned by the brand. In March, students are reserving more hotel rooms in Las Vegas, the most popular 2015 spring break destination, than anywhere else. Runner-up destinations include Orlando, New York City, Phoenix, and Orange County, according to actual hotel reservations made by college students on priceline.com.

Those juggling college debt can still get the full spring break experience on a budget with priceline.com’s best bargain destinations for 2015, including both Myrtle and Virginia Beach that have average daily hotel rates below $90. The hottest spring break destination, Las Vegas, also made the top deals list with an average daily rate of $106.

Sixty-seven percent of Americans between the ages of 18 to 24 regretted not taking a last-minute trip in 2014, according to a recent survey from priceline.com, so those on the fence about traveling should not let the opportunity of an unforgettable vacation pass them by. For students with some flexibility in their budget, hotels in tropical destinations can be scored for less than $300 per night in the Florida Keys and Oahu, HI, with average daily rates of $275 and $199, respectively.

“After a particularly brutal winter and knowing how easy it is to find a deal on our app, students will be on the lookout for an adventure through last-minute travel deals – we call this seizing the Travel App-ortunity,” said John Caine, priceline.com’s Chief Product Officer. “We’ve got options for the student who saved for 12 months and for the student who has just decided to go. Express Deals offer exclusive deals with savings of up to 55 percent off published room rates.”

Priceline.com’s Best Bargain Destinations for Spring Break 2015

Based on advance hotel reservations for March made by students on priceline.com.

Ranking Destination Average Daily Hotel Room Rate (ADR)
1 Myrtle Beach, SC $80
2 Virginia Beach, VA $87
3 Dallas, TX $99
4 Minneapolis, MN $104
5 Las Vegas, NV $106

 

Priceline.com’s Top 50 Most Popular Destinations for Spring Break 2015

Based on advance hotel reservations for March made by students on priceline.com.

Ranking Destination Average Daily Hotel Room Rate (ADR) Ranking Destination Average Daily Hotel Room Rate (ADR)
1 Las Vegas, NV $106 26 St. Louis, MO $123
2 Orlando, FL $125 27 Tampa, FL $120
3 New York City, NY $195 28 Savannah, GA $152
4 Phoenix, AZ $153 29 The Florida Keys $275
5 Orange County, CA $121 30 Palm Springs, CA $177
6 Miami, FL $213 31 Portland, OR $120
7 Chicago, IL $149 32 San Jose, CA $144
8 New Orleans, LA $176 33 Columbus, OH $109
9 San Diego, CA $132 34 Puerto Rico $180
10 San Francisco, CA $166 35 Toronto, Canada $118
11 Los Angeles, CA $144 36 Daytona Beach, FL $135
12 San Antonio, TX $120 37 Atlantic City/Cape May, NJ $128
13 Dallas, TX $99 38 Kansas City, MO $110
14 Washington D.C. $170 39 Indianapolis, IN $122
15 Fort Lauderdale, FL $162 40 Philadelphia, PA $138
16 Nashville, TN $153 41 Panama City, FL $161
17 Atlanta, GA $108 42 Oahu, HI $199
18 Houston, TX $119 43 LA/San Fernando Valley, CA $122
19 Seattle, WA $119 44 Charleston, SC $191
20 Denver, CO $116 45 Inland Empire (CA) $95
21 Austin, TX $185 46 Central Coast  (CA) $117
22 Minneapolis, MN $104 47 Sarasota, FL $166
23 St. Petersburg/ Clearwater, FL $171 48 Monterey/Salinas, CA $121
24 Boston, MA $181 49 Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY $107
25 Fort Myers/Naples, FL $193 50 Charlotte, NC $105

 

For students who have not purchased their Spring Break trips yet, hotel and airfare deals are available on priceline.com. For more information, please visit www.priceline.com/media or connect with priceline.com on Facebook and Twitter.

About priceline.com

Priceline.com, part of The Priceline Group [NASDAQ: PCLN], gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com’s famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available, or the recently added Express Deals®, where travelers can take advantage of hotel discounts without bidding.

About the Survey

The Priceline.com Last-Minute Travel Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults, ages 18+, between January 8 and January 14, 2015, using an email invitation and an online survey.  Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18+.  For the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in 100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1 percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.