Top 9 Vacation Destinations for Your Clients This Spring Break

Top 9 Vacation Destinations for Your Clients This Spring Break

Spring break is right around the corner. It’s one of the first major vacation seasons of the year, with school districts and universities taking a well-deserved break for a week. Spring break falls during March and April, with the last two weeks of March being peak season for spring breakers. 

As a travel agent, you’ll be booking every type of spring break vacation, from family trips with high schoolers to college seniors heading off on group trips. We’ve run the numbers and are sharing the most popular vacation destinations for spring break based on previous bookings through RateHawk

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Spring break vacations with new special airfares on RateHawk

No two spring break vacations are the same. While Gen Z and Millennials are the most likely travelers this vacation season, they are budget-conscious and looking for the best travel deals for spring break. 

Book spring break vacations with new special airfares on RateHawk.
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RateHawk is now introducing exclusive airfares from top airlines, including:

  • Airlines of the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Austrian, Swiss, Brussels)
  • Air France
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Iberia
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Olympic Air
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Oman Air
  • United Airlines 

Say goodbye to extra GDS fees, access more flexibility with special airfares, and spread your wings with the lowest prices available! In this article, learn the 9 most popular travel destinations for spring break 2024, according to internal RateHawk research, and supercharge your business.

1. Rome, Italy

Italy has a special place in the hearts of tourists in search of “la dolce vita,” the good life. Some of the best offers for international spring break trips can be found in Italy, with food and entertainment prices significantly cheaper than in the USA. 

Embark on a fascinating journey in the footsteps of gladiators with a tour of the Colosseum.
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Rome tops our list as the must-visit city in Italy for spring break as one of the country’s most family-friendly destinations with something for guests of every age. 

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Rome, Italy:

  • Take a guided tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Book tickets in advance to skip the queues. 
  • Walk in the footsteps of gladiators with a tour of the Colosseum before visiting the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.
  • Make a wish and throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Head there before breakfast to avoid the tourist crowds. 
  • Explore Trastevere, one of the most popular neighborhoods for locals near the Tiber River, with al fresco dining, live music, and a weekly market. 

Book your clients’ holidays in Italy and enjoy your savings

If your clients are craving an Italian holiday, don’t miss out on sending them off to Rome. Here, your clients can embrace all the food, culture, and history Italy has to offer and for the best price!

Find flights to Rome with the lowest prices available via RateHawk today. 

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2. Dubai, UAE

The UAE is the jewel in the crown of the Middle East, with ultra-modern cities that put skyscrapers and world-renowned attractions alongside authentic Arabian culture.

Visit the Burj Khalifa observation deck to see Dubai from above.
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Dubai remains the must-visit city in the UAE, with over 17.15 million people visiting Dubai between January and December 2023.

It’s one of the UAE’s wealthiest regions, situated on the Persian Gulf, and is a modern metropolis with a futuristic skyline and unique experiences. 

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Dubai, UAE:

  • Visit the Burj Khalifa observation deck to see Dubai from above. 
  • Shop at Dubai Mall, the world’s second-largest mall.
  • Swim with dolphins at Atlantis Aquaventure, the world’s largest water park.
  • Take your kids on the ultimate adventure at Legoland Dubai.

Get extra flexibility with special airfares for an unforgettable adventure to UAE

If your clients are dreaming of glistening luxury, send them to the UAE. You can find the best prices for flights at Oman Air to this unforgettable destination on RateHawk.

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3. Madrid, Spain

Spain has it all: stunning scenery, cosmopolitan cities, beautiful sandy beaches, and mouth-watering food.

Enjoy picturesque views and stunning architecture at Parque del Retiro, Madrid’s most famous urban park, where the Palacio de Cristal’s glass and metal structure offers a shimmering reflection of artistic elegance in the heart of the city.
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It’s one of the cheapest countries in Europe to visit, with world heritage sites and well-developed transport infrastructure for easy city hopping.

Madrid tops our list as the must-visit city in Spain for spring break vacations. 

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Madrid, Spain:

  • See one of the largest art collections in the world at the Prado National Museum. 
  • Enjoy picturesque views and stunning architecture at Parque del Retiro, Madrid’s most famous urban park. 
  • Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid with over 2,000 gilded rooms that offer a trip through history.
  • Grab lunch at Plaza Mayor, a relaxed area of the city with restaurants, bars, and shops surrounding this historic square. 

Explore the world’s largest art collections booking NDC flights with RateHawk

The vibrant soul of Spain emanates from the country’s majestic capital, Madrid.

Get your clients an unforgettable trip to this sparkling destination booking flights on Iberia airlines with RateHawk. 

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4. Paris, France

An estimated 21.6 million tourists visited France in 2023. They’re drawn to the country for its rich history, world-class art, breathtaking scenery, and famous wine.

It’s a year-round destination with iconic landmarks and a romantic legacy.

Step through time at the iconic Palace of Versailles and walk in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette. 
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It’s no surprise that Paris remains the most popular city for tourists heading to France for their spring break vacation. 

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Paris, France:

  • Step through time at the iconic Palace of Versailles and walk in the footsteps of Marie Antoinette. 
  • Say “bonjour!” to Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Paris with a direct train from Paris. 
  • Experience Paris from the water with a dinner cruise on the River Seine. 
  • Explore the city’s famous catacombs, a 1.5km labyrinth, and a must-visit for history fans. 

Discover romantic legacy of France with RateHawk’s exclusive airfares

You know what they say, the city of love is always a good idea. Create a unique travel experience in Paris for your clients and let them experience the breathtaking magic for themselves.

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5. Chicago, USA

Stateside vacations are the most popular choice for spring break, with 85% of Americans taking a trip within the United States. 25% of spring break goers also choose to have a “staycation” in their local city.

Stroll through historic landmarks like the Chicago Water Tower, with dozens of walking tours available to guide you.
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Our research shows that Chicago is the most popular city in the United States for spring break.

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Chicago, USA:

  • Spend a day in the Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s top dining, retail, and hospitality area with over 460 shops and stunning views of downtown Chicago. You’ll also find historic landmarks like the Chicago Water Tower, with dozens of walking tours available. 
  • Get tickets to the Museum of Science and Industry, the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, currently running the world premiere of the “007 Science: Inventing the World of James Bond” exhibition. 
  • Follow your food cravings and have an authentic Chicago deep-dish pizza at Spacca Napoli Pizzeria.

Create all-American experience for your clients with NDC airfares

Send your clients off to the Windy City where they can enjoy a traditional pizza pie and every all-American experience their wanderlust is craving.

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6. Frankfurt, Germany

Germany is a European country on the rise with international tourists due to its historical significance and exciting food scene.

Events like Oktoberfest have made Germany a popular alternative for tourists looking to swap a beach vacation for a slice of history.

Experience the breathtaking views of Frankfurt from a bird’s-eye perspective.
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Our research shows that Frankfurt is the most popular city amongst tourists heading to Germany.

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Germany:

  • Visit Romer, Frankfurt’s city hall since 1405 and its most recognizable building. 
  • Catch a show at the Old Opera House, which plays host to operas, concerts, and family-friend activities. 
  • Spend the day at Museum Embankment, where you’ll find some of Germany’s most important museums, covering topics from film to antique sculptures. 
  • See Frankfurt from above with panoramic views from the rooftop observation deck at the Main Tower. 

Access more NDC airfares on RateHawk for an unforgettable trip to Germany

Fun seeps out of Frankfurt, Germany and your clients are guaranteed to enjoy an unforgettable trip!

Book flights today with Lufthansa group via RateHawk. 

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7. London, UK

The UK is a bucket list destination for, say, most Americans, with one in seven visitors to the country coming from the United States.

Watch the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace, usually at 11 am.
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London was the top European destination for American tourists in 2022, fueled by the stronger dollar, providing the opportunity for a more affordable spring break in the UK.

London remains one of the most popular year-round destinations for travelers as a bucket list destination. 

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in London:

  • See over 50 of London’s most iconic landmarks during a 30-minute ride on the London Eye.
  • Go to the Tower of London to meet the Beefeaters and get up close with the crown jewels. 
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace, usually at 11 am. 
  • Get free access to iconic museums like the Tate Modern, National Gallery, and British Museum. Book a free ticket in advance to skip the queues. 

See the London’s most iconic landmarks and book a flight on RateHawk

The UK boasts a plethora of landscapes, cultural sights, and historical cities to enjoy. Let your clients discover their favorite spots.

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8. Athens, Greece

Greek hospitality is renowned throughout the world with its Mediterranean climate and ancient archaeological sites, making it one of the most popular destinations for spring break vacations.

Walk around the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic games of 1896 and the starting point of the Olympic flame torch relay. 
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It’s a country you must see to believe. Athens is our number one recommendation for the must-visit city in Greece for spring break.

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Athens, Greece:

  • Explore the Acropolis, the ancient citadel that towers over the city and is home to the Parthenon. 
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum to see some of the most important ancient Greek artifacts and statues. 
  • Walk around the Panathenaic Stadium, home of the first modern Olympic games of 1896 and the starting point of the Olympic flame torch relay. 

Book a flight with Economy Lights fare to visit the Acropolis Museum in Athens 

The glistening Mediterranean home of sun, sea, and sand, Greece is the ideal vacation spot to relax.

Book your clients flights on Aegean airlines at the best prices today with RateHawk. 

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9. Singapore

Singapore is a cultural melting pot and quickly becoming one of the most prosperous countries in the world.

It’s awe-inspiring modern architecture and luxurious hotels make it a bucket list destination.

Singapore, the country’s capital, is a city that continues to captivate tourists, with over 310,000 visiting in 2022. 

RateHawk’s top recommendations for things to do in Singapore:

  • National Gallery Singapore, the largest public collection of modern art in Southeast Asia.
  • Merlion Park, a promenade overlooking Marina Bay and home to the iconic 28-foot Merlion statue, a fish-lion hybrid carved in stone. 
  • Visit Marina Bay Sands, the city’s most famous hotel that towers above the F1 track and is one of the most recognizable buildings in Singapore. 

See an awe-inspiring modern architecture with the RateHawk’s exclusive airfares

When your clients want to venture further afield and experience a city unlike any other, send them to Singapore! Book flights today on Singapore Airlines via RateHawk. 

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Savor the breathtaking Singapore skyline at dusk, silhouetted against a dramatic sunset with iconic skyscrapers.
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Exclusive spring break flight offers with new NDC airlines

It is now easier than ever for you to get the best prices for your clients’ flights! RateHawk is introducing exclusive airfares from top airlines, including the Lufthansa Group, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and more!

Gain access to the best NDC rates on flights and bypass GDS fees.

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