According to the annual Allianz Travel Insurance Thanksgiving Destination Index, Americans are planning their trips and packing their bags for major U.S. cities and warm weather international destinations this Thanksgiving. RELATED: 12 Tips to Make Thanksgiving Travel Smoother and Safer.
Allianz Partners reviewed more than 2.1 million travel itineraries around the Thanksgiving holiday for roundtrip flights departing U.S. airports between November 19-24, 2022 and returning between November, 25 – 29, 2022.
Their Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index, found that travel-ready Americans have made New York City and Cancun, Mexico their top picks for 2022 turkey-day destinations.
Here’s the full list in each category, with results from 2017 through 2022 for context:
Although turkey day isn’t celebrated outside of the U.S., those eager for an escape still primarily choose Mexico with cities Cancun, San Jose Del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta as the most popular international destinations where Americans are spending their Thanksgiving holiday. The summer of 2022 proved that European travel is back in full force, and London, England, retains its fourth-place position this year with Paris, France, taking ninth. The rest of the top 10 international spots are captured by perennial favorite beaches including former number one Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (2019).
“Thanksgiving travel tends to provide a deep sense of nostalgia for Americans, whether continuing traditions at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City or reuniting with family on the beaches of Mexico,” says Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. “No matter where you’re headed, the freedom to travel is once again something to be thankful for and deserves to be protected. A travel insurance policy can provide peace of mind for any Thanksgiving plans by safeguarding pre-paid travel investments from covered unforeseen events like trip cancellations or interruptions, travel delays, baggage issues or even medical emergencies.” KEEP READING: The Best Day of the Year to Fly is Coming Up
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