US travellers worry about weather

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According to US-based travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, weather has supplanted terrorism as the top travel concern of American holidaymakers. Squaremouth has been comparing the analysis it undertook of US travel habits during the Thanksgiving travel season in 2017 with analysis of similar trends this year, and breaking down how these trends have changed.

Searches for terrorism insurance coverage has reportedly decreased by 38 per cent compared with last year, with hurricane and other bad weather coverages up by 26 per cent. Squaremouth also found that more travellers are considering insurance for cruises this year, with searches for this type of coverage increasing by 33 per cent compared with last year. Cruises have particularly increased in popularity among baby boomers (followed by ‘Gen X’ and millennials), with this demographic taking triple the number of cruise trips this year compared with 2017.

The US remains the most popular holiday destination for US travellers for the second consecutive year, with the number of holidaymakers insuring domestic trips increasing by a whopping 43 per cent. Mexico is the second most popular destination, followed by the Caribbean and the UK.