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Presidents' Day Travel

February 15, 2012, 9:50 PM by Angela Kennecke

Presidents' Day Travel
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Wednesday is the start of the Presidents' Day holiday for many school children in KELOLAND and this break means big business in the travel industry.

According to a survey by Orbitz.com, 56 percent more hotel rooms are being booked on Presidents' Day weekend, compared with the weekend before.

The Zomer family of mom, dad and four of their five children are packing up to go on vacation. The family is taking advantage of a few days off from school to make a trip to Cancun.

"We try to take a family trip every other year and take the children along. It's much easier when they have a couple of days off, we can pull them out and they don't have to miss so many days," Dale Zomer said.

And the Zomers are far from alone; travel agents have seen a rise in Presidents' Day trips.

"Most popular is warm-weather destinations, beach destinations; I'd say equal to that is Disney as well," travel agent Lorie Buus said.

It's also a good time to get a deal on a flight to Europe, which can run $500 less than in the summer. But the best way to save money on travel this time of year is to book well in advance.

"When they started looking in May of last year, prices were very good. And comparing in again in July, October, November and I even just looked if they were to do it today, it jumped by $500, by $700, by $1,000. Today, it's $3,000 to $4,000 more," Buus said.

The Zomers say Mexico is more affordable than many other tropical destinations and the kids are just excited to head to where it's warmer.

"Ready to go to the beach, go in the ocean; maybe do some scuba diving, snorkeling.  Just a lot of fun stuff in the water and get a tan," Damon Zomer said.

Buus says Presidents' Day is becoming bigger than spring break because many families travel, while in the economic downturn, many college kids haven't been able to afford to go anywhere.

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