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Hotels.com Recommends Spring Break Destinations By Major

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Hotels.com Recommends Spring Break Destinations By Major14:13 EST Thursday, March 01, 2012Getting Mom & Dad to Spring for Spring Break Has Never Been EasierDALLAS, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Some believe that immersion is the best form of learning. That's why this spring break, hotels.com® has outlined great destinations for college students to make the most of their vacation. Students can save up to 30% with the hotels.com Spring Sale, while getting hands-on experiences that will stay with them far beyond second semester. With more than 20,000 destinations worldwide, hotels.com is making the options endless for curious spring breakers eager to learn more about their chosen major. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/NY63052 )"This spring break, students on a budget should know there are many options beyond the typical beach-party scene, and we're happy to offer these hotels on a budget," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media for hotels.com.  "From food majors to political science majors, hotels.com can help students find the perfect place for spring break ? both destination and accommodation - to explore their passions." Students majoring in Viticulture or Food Sciences can spend their spring break at the Ixtapa Zihuatanej Food & Wine Festival (March 22-24, 2012) in Ixtapa, Mexico. After they enjoy the culinary creations of celebrity chefs, tasting wines with experts, exploring local flavors and street food, and partaking in classes at the festival, food sciences majors can test their skills in the field of recreational sports. With over 340 days of sunlight per year, Ixtapa is the perfect destination for surfing, diving, fishing, shopping and relaxing at local spas. Hotel deals in Ixtapa include the Las Brisas Ixtapa for $165 per night, and those who are traveling on a budget the Hotel Emporio Ixtapa for just $84 per night, or the Krystal Ixtapa for just $69 per night. Astronomy majors can head north for their spring break to Fairbanks, Alaska, to see the spectacular Aurora Borealis, or as non-astronomy majors may know it, the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are famous for their impressive fluorescent ribbons that light up the night sky caused by energy particles in the atmosphere. In the month of March, it's quite a site to see, and for those college students serious about visiting, they can choose from a variety of Alaska travel deals, including the Springhill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks for $99 per night, the Alpine Lodge for just $77 per night, or Rivers Edge Resort for $101 per night. There is no better place for Political Science majors to visit, especially in an election year, than Washington, D.C., our nation's capital and symbol of American government. This spring break, poly-sci students can stop by the Capitol for a tour, and explore the "Congress and the Civil War" exhibition. Great for history majors too, this exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the civil war, exhibiting civil-war related documents and artifacts attained by Congress. Also during their tour, students can experience the Capitol's collection of American art, and learn about the building's history and its role in the American government. Spring breakers can take advantage of the Spring Sale by booking at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Starwood Luxury Collection for $119 per night, the Washington Plaza for only $90 per night, or the Melrose Hotel for only $86 per night. New York City, the country's melting pot of arts, science, business and culture, is the perfect destination for an Undecided major. Those unsure, but considering a career in the arts, can head to Broadway for a live matinee, or The Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the "Renaissance Portrait" exhibit and others. Students leaning towards an environmental major can head to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to take a variety of classes, or Central Park where the unseasonably warm weather has led to early blooms. Students interested in history can visit Ellis Island, and those who like architecture can check out a wide variety of NYC's architectural masterpieces. For students on a budget, on-sale New York hotels include Hotel Roger Williams at $159 per night, the Skyline Hotel at $99 per night ,or Park 79 Hotel at just $89 per night.  To book, visit www.hotels.com, call 1-800-2-hotels, use our mobile apps, or book with a friend through our Facebook app Hotels WithMe.  Other news, images and infographics are available at our media room: http://press.hotels.com/en-us/.Press contacts: Alexandra Valasek ? Finn Partners for hotels.comPhone: (212) 593-5825Email: alexandrav@finnpartners.com Taylor L. Cole, APRhotels.com North AmericaPhone: (469) 335-8442Email: taycole@hotels.comAbout hotels.comHotels.com® is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering almost 149,000 properties in over 60 countries from national chain hotels and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts. Hotels.com is the smarter way to book travel by offering Welcome Rewards®, an industry leading loyalty rewards program; the real opinions of other travelers captured in three million Guest Reviews and; a Price Match Guarantee, so that those booking with hotels.com can be assured they are getting the best deal, either online or by speaking directly to a travel expert at 1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit hotels.com. Hotels.com is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcom and Twitter via www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom or visit the hotels.com Travel Smart Blog for consumer and business travel information. Download the mobile app here: http://www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/. Detailed Hotel Price Index data is available at: http://www.hotel-price-index.com, hotels.com, A Smarter Way to Book?.Hotels.com, Welcome Rewards and the Hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. © 2012 Hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved. CST # 2083949-50   SOURCE Hotels.com