Where do travelers go when they want to plan a spring break vacation or just escape the cold? The January 2008 Orbitz Insider Index reveals the top winter beach destinations.
Topping the list as the fastest growing winter beach domestically is Maui, Hawaii. Outside the United States, Cozumel, Mexico, checked in as the No. 1 fastest growing international winter beach destination.
Here are the top fastest growing beach destinations based on percentage growth in hotel bookings on Orbitz from 2005 to 2008, during the period 12/21 to 2/28.
|1.||Maui, HI||Cozumel, Mexico|
|2.||Daytona Beach, FL||Riviera Maya, Mexico|
|3.||Kailua-Kona (Big Island), HI||Playa del Carmen, Mexico|
|4.||Key West, FL||Negril, Jamaica|
|5.||San Diego, CA||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|7.||Fort Lauderdale/Miami, FL||Cancun, Mexico|
|8.||Sarasota, FL||Acapulco, Mexico|
|9.||Santa Monica, CA||Ixtapa, Mexico|
|10.||Fort Myers, FL||Mazatlan, Mexico|
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Before Orbitz, Jim had a previous life as a broadcast sports
journalist. Now, he uses his expertise and travel experience to help
others find the best and most cost-effective ways to travel to top
sporting events. With two young children, Jim now enjoys nothing more
than a beach vacation to unwind. And since relocating from Orlando to
Chicago, he takes advantage of every opportunity to revisit palm trees
and sandy beaches.