According to data collected by Cheaptickets.com, 55 percent of college students are planning Spring Break getaways this year, with Vegas, Cancun, and Punta Cana topping the list of the most popular destinations. If you fall into that category, here are some trends and tips you’ll want to know before booking your trip.

For most college students, the three major factors that determine an ideal Spring Break location are: price, party scene, and weather. With 70 percent of students planning to spend less than $1,000 on their vacation, road-tripping and buddying-up are becoming popular money saving trends. Data suggests that nearly 50 percent of students plan to drive rather than fly to their destination, and 95 percent will most likely share hotel rooms with friends.

Cheaptickets.com Spring Break List is helping students out by identifying the top college Spring Break destinations and calculating average hotel and flight prices, while the College Crowdometer works to identify the Spring Break schedules of the top 50 largest U.S colleges.

If you’re looking for the best Spring Break deals, these tips can help you save some extra cash:

  • Booking vacation packages that include flights and hotels, rather than booking them separately, can offer savings up to hundreds of dollars. When booking a vacation package with cheaptickets.com, use the promo code SPRINGBREAK for $150 savings.
  • Check out hotels that offer Spring Break deals.
  • Book now, pay later! Many hotels offer the option of paying via credit card right away or paying when you get there. Paying when you get there gives you the chance to save some extra cash.

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