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[February 13, 2024]


Expedia Data Reveals Where Travelers Are Heading for First Big Travel Period of 2024

SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia® today released its Spring Break Travel Outlook, revealing that the April 8 total solar eclipse is one of the major forces behind the season's fastest-growing destination trends. According to Expedia flight searches for the spring period, Dallas (+95%) and Austin (+90%) are the U.S. cities seeing some of the biggest year-over-year growth, driven by their location along the path of totality.1 The week of the eclipse also happens to coincide with what has historically been spring's busiest travel week, April 1 to 8.2

Expedia's flight search data shows YoY growth for Dallas and Austin, both cities that sit in the solar eclipse path.

Expedia search data reveals spring breakers are also eyeing more traditional destinations like Orlando (+60%) and Cancun (+30%). Punta Cana (+60%) and Mexico City (+55%) lead the list of trending international destinations. For U.S. travelers headed overseas, Tokyo's cherry blossoms remain a big draw, with year-over-year searches up nearly 55% for the second consecutive year, while others are looking to enjoy springtime in Paris (+20%) ahead of the summer crowds descending on the city.

From pinpointing optimal flight times to sharing insights on sidestepping disruptions and revealing the trendiest destinations, Expedia's Spring Break Travel Outlook equips travelers with essential tips for planning the perfect spring break getaway.

"Spring travel is going to be even busier this year with the addition of solar eclipse seekers hitting airports in early April," said Melanie Fish, head of Expedia Group Brands public relations. "The week of April 2 is going to be the busiest and priciest time for air travel. Whether it's a fly and flop beach trip or traveling to the path of totality, the best hack is to save hundreds of dollars by bundling flights, hotels and car rental on the Expedia app."

Read the full Expedia Spring Break Travel Outlook including top destinations and tips for saving on airfare and car rental by visiting the Expedia Newsroom.

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Data Sources:

1 Most popular and trending destinations based on flight searches for travel during the weeks of March 5April 26, 2024, as of January 15, 2024. Trending destinations are based on comparisons to the same time period last year.

2 Best time to fly based on Expedia flight demand for travel during March and April 2023 compared to the same time frame in 2022.

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