Stats: 75% of Americans to Take Domestic Summer Vacation

The 2022 summer season is shaping up to be a busy one, according to Allianz Partners’ “Top 10 Summer Destinations” review. Travel will be up 16 percent over last year with almost 75 percent of Americans planning to travel domestically for their summer vacations.

The travel insurance and assistance company analyzed more than 1,175,000 flight itineraries for trips between five and eight days in length from May 27 through September 6 and for the sixth year in a row, found that Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico are the most popular domestic and international destinations, respectively, for 2022 summer travel.

Tropical destinations continue the trend with the Hawaiian Islands taking two top spots as visitors are planning to trips to Honolulu, Oahu (No. 3) and Kahului, Maui (No. 5) following the easement of Hawaii’s “Safe Travel Program” in March. The Pacific Northwest gained favor this year: Seattle, Washington (No. 2) moved up two slots from last year’s ranking and Portland, Oregon (No. 9) appeared on the Top 10 list for the first time since 2019.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic destinations are: Boston, MA (No. 4); New York, NY (No. 5); Los Angeles, CA (No. 6); Las Vegas, NV (No. 8); and Denver, CO (No. 10).

Internationally, Americans are flocking to additional Mexico destinations outside of Cancun including San José del Cabo (No. 2, no change from last year) and Puerto Vallarta (No. 6, up from No. 9). Montego Bay, Jamaica (No. 4) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (No. 5) moved up two and three spots, respectively, from last year, highlighting the Caribbean’s allure for summer travelers.

In all, the Caribbean and Latin America dominated international travel destinations. The remainders included: Oranjestad, Aruba (No. 3); Nassau, Bahamas (No. 7); Providence Island, Turks and Caicos (No. 8); Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (No. 9); and Liberia, Costa Rica (No. 10).

Source: Allianz Partners

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