RICHMOND, VA, MAY 16, 2018 — With summer around the corner, Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance provider, analyzed U.S. travelers’ impending summer travel plans, and found that Cancun, Mexico continues to top the chart. Despite the U.S. State Department’s recent level 2 travel advisory to the area, which urges Americans to carefully consider their travel to the region, Cancun remains the top international destination for Americans. The survey also noted that San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, is starting to regain its stride as a popular travel destination after last year’s Hurricane Maria, coming in at number eight on the list.
Allianz Global Assistance reviewed customers’ trips planned from May 28, 2018 through September 3, 2018 for travel between five to eight days in length, to gather where Americans are looking to spend their summer vacations.
This year’s results revealed that Americans looking to travel domestically are planning trips to Orlando (8.80 percent) and New York City (5.51 percent), followed in popularity by Las Vegas (5.36 percent), Los Angeles (4.02 percent), Honolulu (3.12 percent), Miami (3.10 percent), Seattle (3.04 percent), Boston (2.93 percent), Fort Lauderdale (2.92 percent) and San Francisco (2.62 percent).
Apart from London and Paris, most international summer travel destinations are in the Caribbean or Mexico. Cancun, Mexico (15.72 percent) topped the list for the second year in a row, followed by Higüey, Dominican Republic (7.77 percent), Montego Bay, Jamaica (5.78 percent), Nassau, Bahamas (4.31 percent), San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico (4.28 percent), Aruba Island, Aruba (3.99 percent), London, England (3.52 percent), San Juan, Puerto Rico (2.87 percent), Paris, France (2.75 percent) and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (2.53 percent).
“This year’s results yielded some interesting findings: New York is a newcomer to the list, revealing that travelers are not only interested in beach destinations this summer,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “And despite recent travel warnings and last year’s Hurricane Maria, Americans are still choosing to travel to Cancun and Puerto Rico. No matter where you are headed this season, travel insurance is an investment that can offer peace of mind and help protect your financial investment.”
A video highlighting the findings is available to view here.
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’ 2018 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 5/28/2018 - 9/3/2018 for trips between 5-8 days in length.
Top Domestic Summer Travel Destinations
|2018 Domestic City||% of Domestic Offers||2017 Domestic City||% of Domestic Offers|
|2||New York||5.51%||Las Vegas||4.74%|
|4||Los Angeles||4.02%||Los Angeles||3.65%|
|10||San Francisco||2.62%||Fort Lauderdale||2.57%|
Top International Summer Travel Destinations
|2018 International City||% of Int’l Offers||2017 International City||% of Int’l Offers|
|1||Cancun, Mexico||15.72%||Cancun, Mexico||16.91%|
|2||Higuey, Dominican Republic||7.77%||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||5.27%|
|3||Montego Bay, Jamaica||5.78%||San José del Cabo, Mexico||4.63%|
|4||Nassau, Bahamas||4.31%||Montego Bay, Jamaica||4.17%|
|5||San José del Cabo, Mexico||4.28%||San Juan, Puerto Rico||3.94%|
|6||Aruba Island, Aruba||3.99%||Aruba Island, Aruba||3.92%|
|7||London, United Kingdom||3.52%||London, United Kingdom||3.61%|
|8||San Juan, Puerto Rico||2.87%||St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands||3.36%|
|9||Paris, France||2.75%||Nassau, Bahamas||3.16%|
|10||Providenciales, Turks and Caicos||2.53%||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 35 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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