RICHMOND, VA, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 — A review of Americans’ Spring Break travel plans by customers of leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistancefound that Orlando and Cancun top the list as this year’s most popular domestic and international destinations.
Allianz Global Assistance reviewed more than four million trips planned by its customers during the Spring Break season – February 24, 2017 through April 9, 2017 – for travel between five and eight days in length.
Domestically, the results showed that travelers are planning trips to Orlando (8.62 percent) followed in popularity by Las Vegas (5.29 percent), Phoenix (4.38 percent), Fort Lauderdale (4.13 percent), Los Angeles (4 percent), Fort Myers (3.94 percent), Denver (3.69 percent), Salt Lake City (3.35 percent), San Francisco (3.14 percent) and Tampa (3.04 percent).
Internationally, travelers are planning trips to Cancun, Mexico (16.73 percent) followed in popularity by Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (5.27 percent); San Juan, Puerto Rico (4.84 percent); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (4.74 percent); Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (4.41 percent); London, United Kingdom (3.95 percent); Montego Bay, Jamaica (3.16 percent); Aruba Island, Aruba (2.97 percent); Nassau, Bahamas (2.85 percent); and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (2.81 percent).
The findings also showed the most popular flight days for spring break travel in 2017. The busiest travel day with the most travelers (10 percent) for domestic and international trips is March 11, 2017.
“The review showed a good mix of beach, skiing and well-known destinations attracting Americans for spring break this year,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Our statistics showed that most people are traveling mid to late in the week. To avoid long lines at the airport and other inconveniences, we recommend booking travel for a Monday or Tuesday. With the surplus of travelers, it’s also important to check the box for travel insurance. The right policy** can provide peace of mind with coverage and assistance for many unforeseen or unexpected events like covered trip cancelations and delays, lost, stolen or delayed luggage, medical emergencies and more.”
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 Spring Break plans was gathered by analyzing the number of customers that went through the online booking process of airfare and package paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance travel insurance to generate itineraries for roundtrip flights from the U.S. during Spring Break season (2/24/2017 – 4/9/2017) for trips between five and eight days in length. The findings are listed below:
|Top Spring Break Destinations|
|2017 Rank||Domestic City||% of all Domestic Offers||International City||% of all Int’l Offers|
|2||Las Vegas||5.29%||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||5.27%|
|3||Phoenix||4.38%||San Juan, Puerto Rico||4.84%|
|4||Fort Lauderdale||4.13%||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||4.74%|
|5||Los Angeles||4.00%||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||4.41%|
|6||Fort Myers||3.94%||London, United Kingdom||3.95%|
|7||Denver||3.69%||Montego Bay, Jamaica||3.16%|
|8||Salt Lake City||3.35%||Aruba Island, Aruba||2.97%|
|9||San Francisco||3.14%||Nassau, Bahamas||2.85%|
|10||Tampa||3.04%||St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands||2.81%|
|Top Spring Break Travel Dates|
|2017 Rank||Domestic City Travel Date||% of all Domestic Offers||International City Travel Date||% of all Int’l Offers|
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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