But results of a Harris Interactive study indicate otherwise. More than half of Americans surveyed agree they are less likely to take a cruise now than a year ago. Travelers' intent to purchase a cruise trip isn't just down for Carnival but across the industry's top brands, a Harris executive said in releasing the results Monday.
Brandi McManus, founder of A-List Adventures, a travel agency for small, custom trips, said spring break trends have changed over the past few years, with fewer people taking wild party trips to Mexico out of safety concerns. Now people want to stay close to home and visit domestic locations such as cities in Texas, Santa Fe, N.M., the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, where they don't need a passport.
Kayak.com analyzed more than 1 billion Web searches for spring break travel and discovered warm weather destinations are more popular than snowy locales. Las Vegas, Florida (Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale all ranked high) and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, were the most searched. Searches for Austin, Texas, were up 127 percent due to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, a music, film and technology event that began Friday.
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State offers staycation opportunities
Too late to book a getaway? Why not have a staycation and visit one of these Oklahoma attractions: