RICHMOND, VA, MAY 12, 2017 — A review* of Americans’ summer travel plans by customers of leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance found that Orlando and Cancun continue to top the list as this year’s most popular domestic and international summer destinations.
Allianz Global Assistance reviewed nearly three million trips planned by its customers during the summer season – May 29, 2017 through September 4, 2017 – for travel between five and eight days in length.
Domestically, the results showed that travelers are planning trips to Orlando (8.64 percent) followed in popularity by Las Vegas (4.74 percent), Honolulu (4.37 percent), Los Angeles (3.65 percent), Seattle (3.37 percent), San Francisco (3.21 percent), Maui (2.91 percent), Boston (2.90 percent), Denver (2.87 percent) and Fort Lauderdale (2.57 percent).
Internationally, eight out of 10 of the top destinations are in Mexico and the Caribbean, with only London and Paris making the list for European destinations. Cancun, Mexico ranks highest (16.91 percent) followed in popularity by Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (5.27 percent); Los Cabos, Mexico (4.63 percent); Montego Bay, Jamaica (4.17 percent); San Juan, Puerto Rico (3.94 percent); Aruba Island, Aruba (3.92 percent); London, United Kingdom (3.61 percent); St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (3.36 percent); Nassau, Bahamas (3.16 percent); and Paris, France (2.58 percent).
The findings also showed that most of the planned trips to Orlando and Cancun are for groups of two or more travelers, which could be a result of more families traveling or the increasing popularity of multi-generational travel. For instance, 90 percent of trips planned to Orlando have more than one traveler, and 26 percent have four travelers, while 92 percent of trips planned to Cancun have more than one traveler, and 34 percent have two travelers.
“Our statistics showed that Americans are more likely to travel in groups this summer, and for those traveling with children, family travel insurance is worth considering,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Traveling can be unpredictable, especially with little ones. Insuring vacation costs for a party of five, six or seven can offer financial relief and peace of mind when travel plans go awry.”
Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance** through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies, other travel suppliers and directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com.
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*Methodology: The data of U.S. travelers’ 2017 summer travel plans was gathered by analyzing the number of travelers that went through the online booking process of airfare and package paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance travel to generate itineraries for roundtrip flights departing from US airports during 5/29/17 – 9/4/2017 for trips between 5-8 days in length.
|Top Summer Travel Destinations|
|2017 Rank||Domestic City||% of all Domestic Offers||International City||% of all Int’l Offers|
|2||Las Vegas||4.74%||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||5.27%|
|3||Honolulu||4.37%||Los Cabos, Mexico||4.63%|
|4||Los Angeles||3.65%||Montego Bay, Jamaica||4.17%|
|5||Seattle||3.37%||San Juan, Puerto Rico||3.94%|
|6||San Francisco||3.21%||Aruba Island, Aruba||3.92%|
|7||Maui||2.91%||London, United Kingdom||3.61%|
|8||Boston||2.90%||St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands||3.36%|
|10||Fort Lauderdale||2.57%||Paris, France||2.58%|
Allianz Global Assistance USA
Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We provide insurance to over 25 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.
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