Three out of four Americans are planning a domestic vacation this summer
Travel will increase 16 percent year-over-year, with nearly 75 percent of Americans planning to travel domestically for their summer vacation.
The travel insurance and assistance company analyzed more than 1,175,000 flight itineraries for trips between five and eight days and found for the sixth straight year that Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico are the top domestic and international travel destinations for 2022, respectively summer travel.
Tropical destinations continue the trend, with the Hawaiian Islands taking two coveted spots as visitors plan trips to Honolulu (No. 3), Oahu and Kahului (No. 5), Maui after the Hawaii Safe Travel Program in March been loosened. The Pacific Northwest gained favor this year – Seattle, Washington (#2) moved up two spots from last year’s ranking and Portland, Oregon (#9) reappeared on the top 10 list for the first time since 2019.
Internationally, Americans are flocking to other Mexican destinations outside of Cancun, including San Jose del Cabo (#2, flat from last year) and Puerto Vallarta (#6, down from #9). Montego Bay, Jamaica (#4) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (#5) climbed two and three spots, respectively, from last year.
Seeing a significant return of travelers
“Our results show that ‘revenge travel’ will be taken to a whole new level in the summer of 2022,” said Daniel Durazo, Director of External Communications at Allianz Partners. “While it’s no surprise that Americans are planning to kick back and relax in sun-soaked destinations at home and abroad, U.S. cities that were once popular tourist destinations before the pandemic, like Boston, New York and Los Angeles, are experiencing a significant return of travelers also this summer, which means a positive step in tourism recovery.”
In March 2021, Allianz Partners announced improvements to many of its travel insurance products in most states through Epidemic Coverage Endorsement. Products bearing this endorsement may cover customers who contract Covid-19 or a future epidemic, are individually quarantined, or are denied boarding due to a suspected illness. These products may also cover emergency medical care and transportation, or provide reimbursement of rebooking fees and loyalty point deposit fees if the customer falls ill with an epidemic.