Trends

Poll Reveals 2004 Spring Break Travel Preferences

58% of Travelers Are Heading to the Beach; Miami Takes Top Honors

Travelweb 58 percent of respondents say they are heading to the beach for Spring Break this year. 22 percent responded that Europe and exotic locales will be their destination of choice, while 12 percent prefer to tackle a historical destination, and only 7 percent will take advantage of the last snow falls for a Spring Break trip down the slopes.

"It's no surprise that when the weather turns warm the beautiful beaches begin to call. From the coasts of Florida and Texas to the islands of the Caribbean, we certainly see hotel room demand increase this time of year in those areas," said Scott Hyden, General Manager of Travelweb.com. "The great news is there are still rooms available at great hotels. In fact, on Travelweb.com hotel rooms at discounted prices are available right up until your day of departure, so there is no reason to miss out this year."

TOP SPRING BREAK DESTINATIONS ACCORDING TO TRAVELWEB.COM

Beach/Tourist
1. Miami Beach, FL
2. Orlando, FL
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. New York, NY
5. Tampa/St.Petersburg/Clearwater Beaches, FL
6. Cancun, Mexico
7. San Diego, CA
8. Daytona Beach, FL
9. Honolulu, HI
10. Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ

International
1. Paris, France
2. London, England
3. Venice, Italy
4. Barcelona, Spain
5. Cancun, Mexico

Historic Destinations
1. San Francisco, CA
2. Washington, DC
3. Savannah, GA
4. St. Augustine, FL
5. Grand Canyon, AZ

Snow/Ski
1. Vancouver, Canada
2. Denver, CO
3. Tahoe, NV
4. Salt Lake City, UT
5. Montreal, Canada


Notes: Ranking of destinations based on actual hotel booking demand during primary Spring Break 2004 time period.



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