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Travel insurance and assistance company Allianz Partners analyzed more than 985,000 flight itineraries (for trips between five and eight nights in length) for its Top 10 Summer Destinations review, revealing that Americans are regaining confidence in travel and detailing the most popular domestic and international destinations for summer vacations this year.
According to Allianz, the top domestic destinations rank as follows: Orlando, Fla.; Maui; Honolulu; Seattle; Anchorage, Alaska; Las Vegas; Kauai; the Island of Hawaii; Boston; and Miami. The top 10 international destinations include Cancun (Mexico), San Jose del Cabo (Mexico), Aruba, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) and the Bahamas.
The results of Allianz’s report confirm emerging trends in the travel industry that have been spurred by the pandemic, including the ongoing popularity of Mexico and the Caribbean among American travelers during COVID-19. And with four Hawaii destinations making the list for the first time in the survey’s history, it’s clear that the Aloha State is top of mind for travelers right now. That focus on Hawaii, paired with new-to-the-list Anchorage, also underscores that travelers are still looking for vacations with a heavy emphasis on the outdoors.
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- With almost two-thirds (59%) of travelers taking seven-night trips and one in four (37%) planning six-night getaways, travelers appear to be opting for longer vacations as a result of the pandemic. In 2019, comparatively, four-night trips were the most popular choice.
- In 2019 and 2020, only two Hawaii destinations (Maui and Honolulu) made the list of top domestic destinations, compared to four in 2021.
- Los Angeles and New York City, which both made the list in 2019 and 2020, were not among this year’s top 10 domestic destinations.
- Orlando and Cancun have now retained their rankings as the most popular summer travel destinations for five years running.
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