Stats: Havana Hits List of Valentine’s Day Travel Destinations

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Havana, Cuba, has made the list of the top 10 international destinations for Valentine’s Day vacations for the first time since American travel restrictions to the Caribbean country were eased, according to a new study by travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance.

Allianz reviewed more than 18,000 trips planned by its customers for travel for two people from U.S. airports departing between February 10, 2017 and February 12, 2017, returning between February 12, 2017 and February 13, 2017 and staying at least one night.

New York and Cancun top the list as this year’s most popular domestic and international destinations for the romantic weekend.


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Domestically, the results showed that couples are heading to New York followed in popularity by Las Vegas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Dallas and Miami.

Internationally, Americans are traveling to Cancun, Mexico, for a getaway followed in popularity by San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Montreal, Canada; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Havana, Cuba; Nassau, Bahamas; Oranjestad, Aruba; Toronto, Canada and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The data of U.S. travelers’ Valentine’s Day 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 purchase roundtrip flights for two passengers departing from U.S. airports 2/10/2017 – 2/12/2017 and returning 2/12/2017 – 2/13/2017 and staying at least one night. The findings are listed below:

Top Domestic Valentine’s Day Destinations

  1. New York, NY
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Atlanta, GA
  6. Boston, MA
  7. Phoenix, AZ
  8. San Francisco, CA
  9. Dallas, TX
  10. Miami, FL

Top International Valentine’s Day Destinations

  1. Cancun, Mexico
  2. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  3. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  4. Montreal, Canada
  5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  6. Havana, Cuba
  7. Nassau, Bahamas
  8. Oranjestad, Aruba
  9. Toronto, Canada
  10. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Source: Allianz Global Assistance

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