Stats: American Travel to Europe Will Surge 55 Percent This Summer

According to travel insurance provider Allianz Partners’ annual Top 10 Summer European Destinations review, the number of Americans traveling to Europe will increase dramatically this year, rising by 55 percent over last year’s summer season.

The travel protection and assistance company analyzed flight itineraries for trips of five to eight days in length between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It found that the reigning No. 1 destination, London, England, will welcome 25 percent of this year’s bookings, with Paris, France (No. 2) and Dublin, Ireland (No. 3) rounding out the top three most popular vacation spots across the pond.

Italian capital city Rome inched up a spot to No. 4 and fashion-forward Milan moved into the top 10 with its first appearance since the survey began in 2015 (coming in at No. 10). The resurgence of travel to Milan also knocked off the consistently popular Barcelona, Spain, for the first time in the survey’s history. Other notable moves for 2023 included Amsterdam, Netherlands, jumping two positions year over year to No. 8 while Athens, Greece, climbed up one spot to No. 7. The remainder of the top 10 include: Reykjavik, Iceland (No. 5); Edinburgh, Scotland (No. 6) and Lisbon, Portugal (No. 9). 

The new statistics follow last year’s 600 percent increase in American travel to Europe from 2021 to 2022, making it clear that revisiting European favorites and new bucket-list destinations after years of restrictions will remain a priority when mapping out memorable summer travel plans. The survey also reviewed planned trip length, finding that 80 percent of Americans heading to Europe this summer will spend seven days on vacation with 11 percent planning for eight days away from home.

Source: Allianz Partners

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