Fewer travelers are choosing to head to the beach this year and are heading to these locations instead.
This year has brought a whole new trend to Spring Break travel, and it has nothing to do with going to the beach. Destinations that used to be the virtual exclusive options at this time are now being overlooked. Instead, travelers are heading to entirely different parts of the world.
There will always be some people going to the usual beachfront locations, but this new trend is hotter.
This year as you finalize your Spring Break travel plans, the odds are that you’re looking to Europe and Asia instead of Mexico and Central America. Everyone from college students to baby boomers and everyone in between have shown significantly more interest in heading away for milder weather and fascinating experiences instead of the summer-like beach resorts. There is still a desire to escape the gloom of winter, but not enough to head to the opposite extreme.
True, Cancun and Panama City will still be packed with tourists. However, so will Japan, which will have more people viewing the spring cherry blossoms. Florence and Paris will have more tourists marching through now than they have in previous years. In 2019, the “fly and flop” trips in which people head away just to lie in the sand, drink and basically veg out, aren’t as popular as they have been for the last few decades. Travelers now want activity, experience, adventure and immersion into local cultures that just can’t be found when you don’t leave your resort.
Unplugging is still important during Spring Break travel, but so is staying powered up!
Experts still recommend that travelers try to unplug as much as they can while they’re on their Spring Break vacations. That said, just because you’ve turned off your email and social media alerts and have vowed not to access them (as much as humanly possible), it doesn’t mean that your device can be shut off and left at home.
Even among travelers who are unplugging while they take in their exciting adventures, their phones and travel phone chargers remain two of their most important tools. Phones need to stay charged for GPS, booking apps, virtual ticketing, and to help pass the time in train stations and airports. Portable phone chargers have become an essential tool in keeping devices powered up even when your flight is delayed and you’ve forgotten your plug adaptor at home.
The top 2019 Spring Break travel preferences this year are to take people away but to let them take in the world, not just escape it.