For many college students, spring break is the one time of the year when a vacation is worth every penny. However, the recent rises in airfare and hotel prices have many students readjusting their plans. The slowing economy isn’t going to stop kids from being kids and enjoying a week of freedom, but many are looking to find ways around spending the extra cash.
Travel agents state that students are trying to save by booking all-inclusive packages, staying at less extravagant places, and going for fewer days. According to a Travelocity analysis, international flights during the spring break season cost about 5 percent more than last year, and domestic flights in peak spring break weeks cost about 18 percent more than they did in the previous year. To combat this spike in airfare prices, many students are hitting the open road or staying closer to home.
However students decide to cut back on costs, most will be relieved to know that beer prices haven’t incurred any new surcharges.