Richmond, Virginia, April 28, 2022 – Domestic travelers are making plans to revisit U.S. cities that once buzzed with tourists and are longing for visitors to return, according to travel insurance and assistance provider Allianz Partners’ Top 10 Summer Rental Car Report.
For the past two years, Allianz found that Americans have favored open road landscapes, outdoors-focused destinations and quieter cities that allowed space to roam freely due to the pandemic. In a repeat of Top 3 rental car destinations from last year, Orlando, Florida (#1), Denver, Colorado (#2) and Las Vegas, Nevada (#3), continue to draw in rental car drivers who want to explore these destinations’ mix of city life and nearby nature and outdoor attractions best accessed by car. As the travel landscape shifts once again and more travelers feel comfortable exploring U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon (#5), Boston, Massachusetts (#7) and San Diego, California (#10) join this year’s list, knocking off Anchorage, Alaska, Miami, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona.
“U.S. cities are on the road to recovery this summer as Americans revive the legendary road trip,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. “With gas prices kicking into overdrive, purchasing Allianz’s Rental Car Damage Protector allows travelers to save money at the rental car counter while getting the coverage, benefits and service needed for a smooth summer joyride.”
Allianz Partners offers its dummy through leading travel providers and directly to consumers as an alternative to the typically higher priced collision damage insurance products that are offered at rental car counters. The product provides primary coverage and includes no deductible and can be purchased for domestic or most overseas rentals. Rental Car Damage Protector** plans also include $500 in Trip Interruption coverage, which can be used to reimburse travelers for the unused portion of their pre-paid expenses or for extra unexpected transportation expenses when insured customers have to cut their trip short due to a reason covered by their policy. The product is also backed by Allianz’s award-winning customer service and 24/7 travel assistance.