Richmond, VA, February 15, 2018 – Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance provider, analyzed U.S. travelers’ Spring Break travel plans this year, and found that Orlando and Cancun are once again the most popular domestic and international destinations.
Upon Allianz Global Assistance’s review of trips planned for the Spring Break season – February 23, 2018 through April 16, 2018 – for travel between five and eight days in length, the results showed that Orlando (9.5 percent) was the number one domestic destination for Spring Breakers. Following in popularity are Phoenix (5.2 percent), Honolulu (4.7 percent), Fort Lauderdale (4.4 percent), Las Vegas (4.2 percent), Fort Myers (4.1 percent), New York (3.8 percent), Los Angeles (3.4 percent), Miami (3.3 percent) and Maui (3.2 percent).
Internationally, the top three destinations are in Mexico, with Cancun (14.2 percent) leading the list, then San Jose Del Cabo (6.3 percent) and Puerto Vallarta (5.1 percent). The next most popular destinations are Higuey, Dominican Republic (4.9 percent); Montego Bay, Jamaica (4.8 percent); Aruba, Aruba (4.5 percent); Nassau, Bahamas (4.3 percent); Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (3.4 percent); and Cayman, Cayman (3.3 percent). Rounding out this year’s Top 10 list as the only European ranking is London, United Kingdom (2.8 percent).
The Allianz findings also showed the most popular flight days for Spring Break travel in 2018. The busiest travel day for domestic (4.1 percent) and international flights (5.69 percent) is March 10, 2018. Most Spring Break travelers are taking a five day trip for domestic destinations (31 percent) and an eight day trip for international destinations (52 percent).
“Americans are opting for sun and fun this Spring Break, with a majority of travelers planning domestic and international beach getaways, whereas last year many travelers opted for a ski destination,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Given recent concern over travel to Mexico, our data shows the resilience of the country’s top destinations and the confidence that Americans have in Mexican resorts. Travel insurance will be an important consideration for spring break travelers this year, especially for those who want protection from covered unexpected events that may occur before or during their trip.”
Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance* through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies, other travel suppliers and directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com.
Methodology: The data for U.S. travelers’ 2018 Spring Break plans was gathered by analyzing the number of travelers that went through the online booking process of airfare and package paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance travel to generate itineraries for roundtrip flights from the U.S. airports during Spring Break season (2/23/2018–4/16/2018) for trips between five and eight days in length. The findings are listed below:
|Top Spring Domestic Break Destinations|
|Rank||2017 Domestic City||% of Domestic Offers||2018 Domestic City||% of Domestic Offers|
|4||Fort Lauderdale||4.13%||Fort Lauderdale||4.4%|
|5||Los Angeles||4.00%||Las Vegas||4.2%|
|6||Fort Myers||3.94%||Fort Myers||4.1%|
|8||Salt Lake City||3.35%||Los Angeles||3.4%|
|Top Spring Break International Destinations|
|Rank||2017 International City||% of Int’l Offers||2018 International City||% of Int’l Offers|
|1||Cancun, Mexico||16.73%||Cancun, Mexico||14.2%|
|2||Cabo San Lucas, Mexico||5.27%||San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico||6.3%|
|3||San Juan, Puerto Rico||4.84%||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||5.1%|
|4||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic||4.74%||Higuey, Dominican Republic||4.9%|
|5||Puerto Vallarta, Mexico||4.41%||Montego Bay, Jamaica||4.8%|
|6||London, United Kingdom||3.95%||Aruba Island, Aruba||4.5%|
|7||Montego Bay, Jamaica||3.16%||Nassau, Bahamas||4.3%|
|8||Aruba Island, Aruba||2.97%||Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands||3.4%|
|9||Nassau, Bahamas||2.85%||Cayman Islands, Cayman||3.3%|
|10||St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands||2.81%||London, United Kingdom||2.8%|