Yes, summer is coming, and as noted in this post yesterday, Americans appear to be traveling closer to home in 2019—more to Mexican and Caribbean destinations—than in past summers. Of course, people are still traveling to Europe, and as Allianz Global Assistance found in its latest study, among cities in Europe, London and Paris will welcome the most American travelers this summer travel season—in that order, for the fifth straight year. Reykjavik, meanwhile, remains in third place, with Dublin and Rome rounding out the top five.
From the Allianz data, here are the 20 European cities expected to draw the most Americans between May 24 and September 3 of this year, with each city’s last two rankings beside it:
“Summer is peak season for Americans to visit Europe, and while major cities like London and Paris remain popular, we see travelers going beyond the traditional in recent years, exploring lesser-known destinations like Manchester,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Delayed flights or missed connections, lost luggage and unexpected illness or injury can happen anywhere and anytime, even on a long-awaited holiday. The right travel protection policy can assist in protecting your investment and taking some of the stress out of travel hiccups.”
Disclaimer: Johnny Jet works as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receives financial compensation.
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