US Travel to Europe Soaring - Popular Destinations for This Summer

By Ivan PetrenkoApr 29, 2024 15:00 PMNews
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As the summer season looms closer, American travelers are once again drawn to the charm of European destinations, as evidenced by a significant surge in bookings reported by a leading travel insurance provider.

Compared to the previous summer, the latest edition of its annual review reveals a remarkable 34 percent increase in the number of Americans planning trips across the Atlantic. This surge indicates a growing interest in European travel among American tourists.

London maintains its position as the most sought-after destination, with Paris closely following as the second most popular choice, especially as the host city for the upcoming Olympics. Paris secured the second spot with just half the bookings of London, emphasizing its enduring appeal among travelers.

Dublin, known for its vibrant atmosphere, holds steady in third place, promising a diverse array of international sports and music events to attract visitors. In a noteworthy development, Nice in France, renowned for its scenic beaches and Mediterranean ambiance, made its debut on the list at the tenth spot. Barcelona, Spain, also made a comeback, reclaiming the eighth position after missing out last year. This resulted in Milan, Italy, and Lisbon, Portugal, dropping out of the top 10 for 2024.

Edinburgh, Scotland, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, both climbed two spots since last year, securing the fourth and sixth positions, respectively. Rome, Italy, slipped down one place, while Reykjavik, Iceland, and Athens, Greece, each fell by two spots compared to the previous ranking.

"Europe has emerged as a preferred summer destination for Americans following the pandemic," noted Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. "Given the substantial expenses associated with transcontinental travel, including flights, accommodations, and activities, having the right travel insurance is crucial to safeguard against unforeseen cancellations, interruptions, delays, and medical emergencies that may arise during vacation planning."

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