Allianz Partners reviewed more than two million travel itineraries around the Thanksgiving holiday for roundtrip flights departing from US airports from 20-25 November and returning 26-30 November, and revealed the hottest domestic and international destinations for Thanksgiving 2021.
With the return of Broadway and outdoor seasonal activities including the annual Thanksgiving Day parade, New York City reclaimed the top domestic spot, with Seattle, Washington, slipping to second place and Boston, Massachusetts, in third place (up two slots from 2020). Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas Fort-Worth, Texas, round out the top five, while Los Angeles, down three spots, came in at sixth place.
Mexico top international destination
A popular fixture in Allianz’s annual survey, Mexico, is the top international Thanksgiving destination darling for Americans with Cancun, San Jose Del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta claiming all three top spots. All but two of the top 10 international locations, with London and Paris in fourth and eighth place respectively, are beach destinations.
“Americans are craving a return to the good old days, and nothing beats a traditional Thanksgiving surrounded by the sights and sounds of New York,” said Daniel Durazo, Director of Marketing and Communications for Allianz Partners USA.