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STR Releases 2018-19 U.S. School Break Report

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2018-19 U.S. School Break Report

According to STR’s 2018-19 School Break Report, 100% of U.S. public school students are out of school on summer vacation during just three weeks from 27 June through 17 July.

The 2018-19 School Break Report from STR shows notable shifts in school calendar dates and subsequent periods of high hotel leisure demand. Whether located in colder or warmer markets, schools follow distinct, weather-related calendar patterns.

“The warmer the climate, the earlier school begins and ends,” said Chris Klauda, STR’s director of destination research. “In the warmer-weather districts, kids are starting their summer vacation in May and ending in August. For their colder counterparts to the north, students do not break until mid-to-late June; however, they remain on break until early September. For hoteliers, the ability to anticipate when and where the high leisure demand occurs is critical during the important summer vacation months.”

Key weather-related findings from the 2018-19 School Break Report include:

Additional findings from the 2018-19 School Break Report include:

“Sadly for the travel industry, the peak of summer vacation when 100% of public school students throughout the country are on vacation will last only three weeks (27 June through 17 July),” Klauda said. “That provides a much tighter window for hoteliers to capitalize on high-demand periods.”

Calendar - 2018-19 U.S. School Breaks

The School Break Report, a forward-looking tool utilized to plan for vacation hotel demand, includes information for 1,200 public school districts and more than 500 four-year universities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Licenses can be purchased by contacting

STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights. Founded in 1985, STR maintains a presence in 10 countries around the world with a corporate North American headquarters in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and an international headquarters in London, England. For more information, please visit

Posted by on June 12, 2018.

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