Richmond, Virginia, May 2, 2023 – With the summer travel rush about to begin, Allianz Partners’ Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations review reveals where Americans are escaping to, with Orlando and Cancun once again topping sun-worshippers’ must-visit lists.
The travel insurance and assistance company analyzed more than 1.6 million flight itineraries* between five and eight days in length for travel booked between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day and found that 73% of the itineraries reviewed were for U.S. domestic trips and 27% of travelers are headed abroad.
Following Orlando’s #1 ranking, destinations in the Hawaiian islands (Honolulu, Oahu #3 and Kahului, Maui, #5) and Pacific Northwest (Seattle, #2, Portland #10) will welcome visitors this summer, along with major metropolitan cities Boston (#4), New York (#6) and Los Angeles (#7). Travelers are also trying their luck in Las Vegas this year (#8), and Miami (#9) also returns to the Top 10, knocking out Denver, Colorado.
Beach breezes and Caribbean vibes set the mood for this summer’s international travel radar – closely aligning with Allianz Partners' Spring Break review, Cancun enjoys the top international hotspot designation alongside Mexican destinations San Jose del Cabo (#2) and Puerto Vallarta (#7). Destinations in Aruba (#4), Jamaica (#5), and Bahamas (#6) have us humming popular refrains and dreaming of ways to “get there fast and then take it slow” in true Beach Boys style.
Turks & Caicos, which dropped its COVID vaccine mandate on April 1, joins the list this year at #9 along with the US Virgin Islands (#10). London, the only European destination featured in 2023’s review, chuffs across at #8 likely spurred by King Charles III’s coronation festivities.
The survey revealed that for international trips, the trip length favored by a majority of travelers (59%) is seven days, and the highest volume of travelers departs on Saturdays, May 27, June 10 and June 17. Domestically, trip lengths of six (49%) and seven (48%) days split the schedule, with Saturday, July 1st as the most popular departure date ahead of the nation’s Independence Day holiday.
“Claiming their seventh consecutive year atop our summer travel rosters, Orlando and Cancun are tried and true destinations trusted to deliver some of the most-memorable vacations,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. “But even the best-laid plans can go awry, and travelers who cover their trip investment with a travel insurance policy can protect against the cost of covered unexpected delays and cancellations that may derail their trip.”
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