Allianz Global Assistance reviewed more than four million of its customers’ spring break travel plans, i.e. travel plans between five and eight days in length taking place between 21 February and 9 April 2017.
It found that domestically, travellers are planning trips to: Orlando (8.62 per cent); Las Vegas (5.29 per cent); Phoenix (4.38 per cent); Fort Lauderdale (4.13 per cent); Los Angeles (four per cent); Fort Myers (3.94 per cent); Denver (3.69 per cent); Salt Lake City (3.35 per cent); San Francisco (3.14 percent) and Tampa (3.04 per cent).
Internationally, travellers are planning to head to: Cancun, Mexico (16.73 per cent); Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (5.27 per cent); San Juan, Puerto Rico (4.84 per cent); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (4.74 per cent); Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (4.41 per cent); London, UK (3.95 per cent); Montego Bay, Jamaica (3.16 per cent); Aruba Island, Aruba (2.97 per cent); Nassau, Bahamas (2.85 per cent); and St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (2.81 per cent).
According to the findings, the most popular flight day for spring break travel in 2017 (with 10 per cent of travellers choosing to travel on this day) is 11 March, for both domestic and international trips.
“The review showed a good mix of beach, skiing and well-known destinations attracting Americans for spring break this year,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. “Our statistics showed that most people are travelling mid to late in the week. To avoid long lines at the airport and other inconveniences, we recommend booking travel for a Monday or Tuesday.”
Durazo also said that it is important to check the box for travel insurance in order to ensure coverage for unforeseen or unexpected events such as covered trip cancellations and delays, lost, stolen or delayed luggage and medical emergencies.