A new survey by Allianz Travel Insurance confirms that terrorist attacks are a big factor in travel right now, with almost a quarter (22%) of Americans reporting that they will (or have already thought to) cancel, delay, relocate, change, or reconsider travel plans as a result of terrorism concerns. The survey also showed that 86% of Americans are concerned about attacks occurring while they’re on vacation in various regions of the world.
Of the 22% of Americans who say the climate has changed their plans internationally, most were traveling to Europe (42%), with the rest planning on Asia (29%), Latin America (26%), Australia and the South Pacific (26%), the Middle East (22%), or Africa (21%).
However, Allianz analyzed flight bookings to Europe during the summer and found a 10% overall increase compared to last summer.
“What we’re seeing is that the American traveler is a complex demographic that shares common fears and concerns, but deviate greatly on where they find those fears and how they face them,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance.
“But we’re pleased to see that whatever those differences are, one thing that remains consistent is that they are finding ways to follow their passion of seeing the world despite the challenges that come with traveling in a time of terror.”
Allianz Global Assistance offers insurance to help travelers continue to travel but with an extra peace of mind. Allianz offers insurance through major US airlines, travel agents, online travel agencies, and directly—as with my plan.
Disclaimer: Johnny Jet works as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receives financial compensation.
For more information about Allianz Global, visit AllianzTravelInsurance.com.