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Hipmunk

February 11, 2014 08:00 ET

Hipmunk Offers Top Travel Tips for Budget-Conscious Spring Breakers

Travelers Who Book Before Presidents' Day Can Save up to 53 Percent on Airfare

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 11, 2014) - With Spring Break fast approaching, travel company Hipmunk has compiled its top tips for budget-conscious Spring Breakers (and procrastinators) on how to get the most out of their trip while spending the least on airfare and lodging.

Looking at historical flight data, as well as roundtrip airfare between five major U.S. airports and some of the most-popular Spring Break destinations, Hipmunk advises:

Book by Presidents' Day for the Best Deals

According to Hipmunk, prospective Spring Breakers who book flights after Presidents' Day (February 17) could end up paying up to 12 percent more on airfare -- an average of $50 more -- if they book in the last two weeks of February. Those who wait until early March to book could pay an average of 53 percent more -- which could mean up to $215 less spending money for the big trip.

"Spring Break is a peak travel time, which means higher-than-typical airfare," said Adam Goldstein, CEO of Hipmunk. "But the sooner you book, the more you can save, and the more money you'll have for spending on your trip."

Need a Round-Trip Ticket for Under $500? No Problem
For Spring Breakers undecided on where to go but keen to fly without breaking the bank, Hipmunk looked at roundtrip airfare prices out of five major U.S. airports for the week of March 16-23, 2014 and found five popular U.S. destinations with roundtrip airfare for under $500 -- Las Vegas, San Diego, New York City, Miami, and Puerto Rico.

Need a Last Minute Place to Stay? Check out Hipmunk's "Tonight Deals"
For Spring Break procrastinators, Hipmunk's Tonight Deals mobile app feature helps users find and book hotels for up to 60 percent off standard hotel rates. It also aggregates available bookings via Airbnb and HomeAway, which could be an inexpensive way to go, particularly for groups. When booking a last-minute place to stay, travelers also can use Hipmunk's Heatmaps feature to see which neighborhoods are most popular for food, tourism, shopping, and nightlife.

Beat the rush, save money, and book your holiday trip now by visiting www.hipmunk.com, or downloading the Hipmunk Hotels and Flights app for free from the App Store and Google Play.

About Hipmunk
Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to plan travel. The site and mobile apps save you time by comparing top travel sites so you don't have to. The unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose what's best for you. Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, from commercial flights, trains, and charter flights to hotels, and apartment rentals through Airbnb and HomeAway.

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