Dec 06, 2021

Americans Steer Rental Cars Towards Sun and Fun

Allianz Partners Reveals Orlando, Las Vegas and Los Angeles as Top Holiday Rental Car Destinations; Floridian Cities Claim Five of the Top Ten Rankings 

Richmond, VA, December 6, 2021 –Orlando, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are the top three rental car destinations for the 2021 holiday season according to the Allianz Travel Insurance Top 10 Rental Car Destination Index. The travel insurance and assistance company’s latest review revealed a majority of Americans are renting cars in warm-weather locations this holiday season, with five out of the ten destinations located in Florida.

Allianz Partners reviewed a sample of 32,000 rental car reservations* for the upcoming holiday season that were booked through partners that offer Allianz Rental Car Damage Protector, to determine the top airport destinations where holiday travelers are renting cars.

Orlando, Florida (#1), took first place and was also the top rental car destination for both summer and Spring Break this year, followed by Las Vegas (#2), which was ranked third for summer and second for Spring Break.

Los Angeles (#3), which did not crack the top five previously, landed at third place, followed by Denver, Colorado (#4). While the Mile High City is popular with skiers and winter sports enthusiasts, it’s also interesting to note that Denver is considered to be one of the sunniest cities in America, receiving around 300 days of sunshine annually.

Other warm-weather destinations on the Top 10 Rental Car Destination Index for the holidays include Tampa (#5), Miami (#6), both in Florida and Phoenix, Arizona (#7) followed by Fort Lauderdale, Florida (#8), Honolulu, Hawaii (#9) and Fort Myers, Florida (#10).

“This holiday season will be remembered as the year Americans lined up at the rental car counter after more than a year and a half of feeling locked down,” said Daniel Durazo, director of marketing and communications for Allianz Partners USA. “With rental cars in high demand, smart consumers are looking to save money by purchasing rental car insurance before they arrive at the counter. It’s important to remember that credit cards may offer only secondary coverage, meaning if you’re in an accident you may still need to file a claim with your auto insurance company. Allianz Rental Car Damage Protector offers primary coverage at an affordable price.”

With up to $75,000 in theft and physical damage coverage, Allianz Partners’ Rental Car Damage Protector provides primary coverage, includes no deductible and can be purchased for most domestic or international rentals.** Backed by Allianz’s award-winning customer service and 24/7 travel assistance, Rental Car Damage Protector plans may also include 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, and may include coverage for baggage loss or damage.

Allianz Partners offers Rental Car Damage Protector through leading travel providers and directly to consumers as an alternative to the typically higher priced insurance products that are offered at rental car counters. Rental car insurance is also available as an optional upgrade in some Allianz travel insurance products, and is included in most annual products.

 

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*Methodology: The data of U.S. travelers’ 2021 holiday car rentals was gathered by analyzing a sample of 32,000 reservations made through the online rental car booking paths of partners offering Allianz Global Assistance rental car insurance products for rental car pick up locations at U.S. airports during the holiday season scheduled between December 18, 2021 and December 30, 2021

Allianz Partners Top 2021 Rental Car Destinations

Ranking

Top Holiday Destinations

Top Summer Destinations

Top Spring Break Destinations

1

Orlando, Florida (MCO)

Orlando, Florida (MCO)

Orlando, Florida (MCO)

2

Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)

Denver, Colorado (DEN)

Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)

3

Los Angeles, California (LAX)

Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)

Phoenix, Arizona (PHX)

4

Denver, Colorado (DEN)

Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL)

Denver, Colorado (DEN)

5

Tampa, Florida

(TPA)

Kahului/Maui, Hawaii (OGG)

Miami, Florida

(MIA)

6

Miami, Florida

(MIA)

Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)

Tampa, Florida (TPA)

7

Phoenix, Arizona (PHX)

Miami, Florida

(MIA)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)

8

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)

Los Angeles, California (LAX)

Los Angeles, California (LAX)

9

Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL)

Seattle, Washington (SEA)

Dallas, Texas (DFW)

10

Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)

Phoenix, Arizona (PHX)

Atlanta, Georgia (ATL)

 

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About Allianz Partners
Allianz Partners (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company with operation centers in 35 countries. In the United States, the company offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers 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. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts.

 

** Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. See plan for full details. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. Benefits, coverage, and maximum limits vary by plan and jurisdiction, and sub-limits may apply. Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage, when purchased as part of an annual plan, is not available to KS, TX, and NY residents. For WA residents, Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage may not be available in all plans. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your specific plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, depending on state of residence. AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Global Assistance, Allianz Partners, TravelSmart, and AgentSmart are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance and assistance services. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance. All claims subject to policy terms, conditions, and exclusions.

 

PLANS DO NOT PROVIDE BODILY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE LIABILITY INSURANCE, OR ANY OTHER COVERAGE FOR WHICH A SPECIFIC PREMIUM CHARGE IS NOT MADE, AND DO NOT COMPLY WITH ANY STATE FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW