For the third year in a row, New York City and Cancun are this year’s most popular domestic and international destinations for Thanksgiving amongst American travelers, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Report.
Allianz Global Assistance reviewed more than 4.5 million plans made by Americans for travel during the Thanksgiving travel period (between November 18, 2017 and November 28, 2017). The top 10 domestic destinations ranked by popularity are: New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Seattle. Cities falling off the list from last year include: Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale and Newark. Destinations added to the rankings are Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Seattle.
Internationally, Cancun is followed in popularity by London, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, Tokyo, San Jose Del Cabo, Montego Bay, Rome, Nassau and Aruba. San Juan, Hong Kong and Sydney did not make this year’s list. Montego Bay, Rome and Nassau are new additions for 2017.
|1||New York||New York||New York||Cancun||Cancun||Cancun|
|2||Atlanta||Los Angeles||Los Angeles||London||London||London|
|3||Los Angeles||Orlando||Orlando||Paris||San Juan||San Juan|
|4||Orlando||San Francisco||Chicago||Puerto Vallarta||Tokyo||Paris|
|5||Boston||Boston||San Francisco||Tokyo||Paris||San Jose del Cabo|
|6||Chicago||Atlanta||Atlanta||San Jose del Cabo||Puerto Vallarta||Puerto Vallarta|
|7||San Francisco||Chicago||Boston||Montego Bay||San Jose del Cabo||Tokyo|
|8||Dallas||Newark||Fort Lauderdale||Rome||Hong Kong||Aruba|
|9||Washington DC||Las Vegas||Newark||Nassau||Aruba||Bangkok|
|10||Seattle||Fort Lauderdale||Las Vegas||Aruba||Sydney||Hong Kong|
The report also showed the busiest travel days for Thanksgiving: most Americans are planning to depart internationally on November 18, domestically on November 21 and their return is nearly evenly spread between November 25 and 26.
“Thanksgiving can be one of the most stressful times of the year to travel given the high volume of travelers and the potential for delays. It’s important to consider travel insurance anytime you travel, but especially during Thanksgiving,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA, in a written release. “Given the number of travelers headed out of the country for Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember that travel insurance may provide coverage for medical emergencies and emergency medical transportation.”