Hotwire Reports Spring Travel Tips

Tropical and warm locations top the list of Spring Break travel spots and great low fares and hotel discounts
still abound, according to Hotwire, the premier discount
travel site.
Florida leads the list of Spring Break travel destinations searched on
Hotwire. Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver and Honolulu round out the top ten.
Additionally, searches for international tropical locations have more than
doubled for the spring break period.
“Students and families are becoming more adventurous with their spring
break plans—and it`s never before been this easy to travel on a budget,”
said Karl Peterson, Hotwire president and CEO. “Published fares may be going
up, but for flexible travelers, Hotwire`s specially negotiated unpublished
deals are the answer for affordable and spontaneous travel.”
Great deals on airfare to the most popular Spring Break destinations can
still be found at Hotwire

. According to searches conducted on Hotwire for
Spring Break travel, the top ten Spring Break travel destinations are:

  —Orlando, FL

  —Tampa, FL

  —Phoenix, AZ

  —Miami, FL

  —Fort Lauderdale, FL

  —Los Angeles, CA

  —Denver, CO

  —Honolulu, Oahu, HI

  —Fort Myers, FL

  —Key West, FL

Top international Spring Break destinations are:

  —Cancun, Mexico

  —Los Cabos, Mexico

  —Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

  —Montego Bay, Jamaica

  —St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

  —Nassau, Bahamas

  —Grand Cayman Island, Bahamas
  —Cozumel, Mexico


To ensure Spring Breakers have a hassle-free trip and get the best
possible deal on their travel, Hotwire recommends the following:

  —Be flexible on departure dates and times. Leaving mid-week can often
    save money over weekend departures.

  —Check alternate airports, as fares can often vary.

  —If you are traveling internationally, be sure your passport is up to
    date and obtain the necessary visas before departure. Remember to
    bring a copy of your passport with you and store it in a safe location
    throughout your travels, in case your passport is misplaced.

  —Typically ATMs in foreign destinations provide a much better exchange
    rate than airport centers. Exchange enough cash for a day or two of
    travel before you go, and use your ATM upon arrival to withdraw
    necessary funds.

  Hotwire Hot-Fares(SM) and Hot-Rates(SM) are specially negotiated, discount
deals on airline tickets, hotel rooms and rental cars aimed at the flexible
leisure traveler. By asking customers to be flexible on certain details like
exact flight time or hotel, Hotwire saves customers a significant amount of
money off published prices and other Web sites. Hotwire only partners with
quality, major travel companies, and never asks customers to bid for a price.

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