Travelers Stay Local for Spring Break 2016

March 15, 2016

Are Americans traveling to exotic resorts on international beaches, or preferring the comfort of their own backyard during spring break this year? Hotel search trivago.com looked at 12 infamous spring break states and analyzed travel behavior in March and April to determine who is coming AND who is going. The result? It’s local love.

WEST COAST | SOUTH | EAST COAST

WEST COAST

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GOING TO: Las Vegas ranks as the top spring break destination for West Coasters this year, grabbing the #1 spot in all three selected West Coast states. Anaheim follows closely behind, ranking as the #2 spot for California and Arizona, and #3 for Colorado travelers. Another Southern California favorite, San Diego, earns the #4 spot in both California and Colorado as well as #3 in Arizona.

COMING FROM: The majority of travelers interested in spending spring break in California this year are from, surprise, California (46%). Californians also make up the highest percentage (20%) of travelers to Arizona, and the highest percentage of overall travel within the West Coast in March and April, followed closely by Arizonians.

SOUTH

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GOING TO: Ranking #1 for Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee (as well as #3 for Texas), New Orleans is the clear favorite among Southerners. Tennesseans are traveling local, with 3 out of the Top 5 cities being in Tennessee, while at least 2 out of the Top 5 cities in Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina are also in their respective home states.

COMING FROM: As for Texans, they can’t get enough of the Lone Star State this Spring Break, with 58% of Texas travel coming from Texans themselves – that’s over half of all travel interest in the state. When they do leave home, Texans travel to Louisiana more than people from any other state, accounting for 21% of all spring break visitors to the Bayou State.

EAST COAST

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GOING TO: In general, travelers on the East Coast prefer to stay close to home, with local destinations like Virginia Beach (#3 in VA), Miami Beach (#1 in NJ and #2 in Wash. DC), and Key West (#3 in FL) only appearing on the East Coast’s list of spring hotspots. Orlando nabs the #1 spot in Florida, and is also #2 for New Jersey and #5 for Virginia travelers. New York and Las Vegas are the only cities to rank in the Top 5 for each of the four states.

COMING FROM: A majority of travelers from Virginia, New Jersey and Florida are sticking to their home states. Meanwhile, New Yorkers, who rank #2 for incoming searches to the three states, are also traveling in droves to Washington DC. Technically not a state, America’s capital sees its highest travel interest coming from New Yorkers (9%), followed by visitors from Florida and Pennsylvania.

About trivago

Travelers find the ideal hotel for the best price on www.trivago.com. trivago is the world’s largest online hotel search site, comparing rates from over 900,000 hotels on over 250 booking sites worldwide. trivago integrates over 180 million hotel ratings and 14 million photos in order to make finding the perfect hotel easier for users. Over 80 million visitors per month find their ideal hotel by using trivago’s various filters. trivago was founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany and currently operates 55 international country platforms in 33 languages.

This press release is copyrighted and may only be published with reference to www.trivago.com For more information on trivago or this release, contact Samantha Fanelli at Samantha.Fanelli@trivago.com

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