College coeds seeking spring break sun may have to pay a bit more for it this year. Farecast.com, a travel search site, is forecasting that spring break travel will cost 10 percent to 12 percent more this year. Airfares, according to the site, reach their peak in mid-March, the period where an estimated 60 percent of U.S. colleges take spring break.
"We are seeing the impact of numerous factors impacting pricing including rising oil prices and fuel surcharges, rumors of consolidation and reduced capacity," said John Rauser, described as a fareologist with farecast.com.
The site says knowing the right place to choose to go to this year can save travelers up to $100 per air ticket. National average fares to popular spring break destinations such as Las Vegas are tracking at $294, $270 to Orlando and Miami is clocking in at $314. The site calls Puerto Vallarta a great deal this year with airfares tracking about $80 to $130 less than last year. Visit http://www.farecast.com. (DE)