Monday, January 23, 2006

Hurricanes Had No Effect On Spring Break Destinations – Except Bookings

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Winter isn’t even halfway over but the Spring Break season is just a few weeks away.

According to Brad Nelson, who organizes college-oriented Spring Break trips for Inter Campus Programs, Canadian college students start heading south around Feb. 8, and their American counterparts join them as early as Feb. 25.

The peak of the season is the week of March 18-25, but some schools may not have their break until April 15.

This year, Panama City, Florida, is the No. 1 Spring Break destination while South Beach in Miami is coming in at a close second.

Nelson says Cancun, Mexico, has pretty much recovered from Hurricane Wilma, but the storm stigma means the bookings are down from previous years.

But while Spring Break is still an annual tradition, the number of hot spots may be reducing drastically in coming years.

Nelson says that’s because many popular Spring Break destinations are going condo crazy and that’s reducing the amount of affordable lodging for budget-minded college kids.

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