Harsh Winter Has Americans Seeking Sun Getaways
Survey Reveals Hawaii, the Caribbean and the South Pacific are the Favorite Destinations
NEW YORK, March 18, 2014 – Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company, revealed 71% of Americans are planning at least one warm-weather getaway in the upcoming months. One in ten Americans is planning three or more warm-weather getaways. The survey also revealed Hawaii, the Caribbean and the South Pacific were the most-desired sun destinations.
“After a winter dominated by the Polar Vortex, it’s understandable that travelers are seeking warm-weather vacations. We’re seeing deals for travel now through the end of spring with up to 60% savings on regular rates for areas such as Hawaii, the Caribbean and Florida,” said Gabe Saglie, senior editor for Travelzoo. “To find the best deal, travelers have to be flexible either on their destination or their travel dates. And from our survey, we know at least 26% of Americans will do just that – let the deal determine their destination.”
To help travelers plan their spring travel, Travelzoo Deal Experts compiled a list of warm-weather getaways. These deals include:
Travel deals to get you there: air, hotel, vacation and cruise
|Nationwide||50%||$240 & up -- Spring Break Fares to Beach Destinations (R/T)|
|Caribbean||$110||$489 -- Balcony on 7-Night Caribbean Cruise w/$50 Credit|
|Hawaii||$160||$399 -- Maui: 'World's Best' Beach Resort, Save $160|
|Miami||63%||$159 -- South Beach: Ocean Drive Hotel w/Breakfast, $270 Off|
|Las Vegas||25%||$127 & up -- 4-Star Lake Las Vegas Resort|
Leisure deals once you are there: dining, spa and entertainment
|Hawaii||52%||$139 -- Waikiki Mini Spa Day: Massage & Facial, Reg. $290|
|Hawaii||54%||$99 -- 2-Hour Surfing Lesson & 5-Day Board Rental, Reg. $214|
|Miami||47%||$45 -- 'Hip, Sexy' Barezzito: Sushi & Drinks for 2, Save $40|
|Las Vegas||72%||$45 -- VIP Access to 35+ Las Vegas Nightclubs, Reg. $162|
|San Diego||60%||$89 -- Massage, Facial & Pool at Gaslamp Hilton, Reg. $220|
|West Palm Beach||43%||$95 -- Four Seasons: Dinner for 2 w/Prosecco, Reg. $168|
For more warm-weather getaway deals, visit Travelzoo’s spring break page. For deals to use while on a sunny vacation, download Travelzoo’s free mobile app for iPhone and Android. The Travelzoo app features maps to help users browse and book travel deals to go on vacation, as well as entertainment and leisure deals to browse and book while on vacation.
Travelzoo surveyed 400 American adults between March 6 and 12, 2014. All respondents were Internet users age 25+.
Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 26 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel, entertainment and local companies. Travelzoo Deal Experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.
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