Expedia: Punta Cana Leading Spring Break Travel Demand
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is leading travel demand for Spring Break 2023, according to new data from Expedia.
The company said travelers were already planning their spring getaways, with Punta Cana seeing the biggest increase in demand.
Searches for Punta Cana are up 30 percent compared to Spring Break 2022, according to Expedia.
“While average ticket prices are higher than last year, price-conscious travelers will still find savings by avoiding the busiest travel dates, choosing less crowded destinations and taking advantage of package discounts,” Expedia said.
Overall, flight searches for March and April travel are up 40 percent worldwide. While average ticket prices for those flights are higher compared to last year, average daily hotel rates are roughly flat compared to last year’s Spring Break.
Punta Cana’s surging demand is no surprise; the all-inclusive hotspot helped lead the Dominican Republic to its all-time annual visitor record last year.