Most Popular Thanksgiving Destinations Among Domestic Travelers

By Laurie Baratti
From Travel Pulse

For Turkey Day celebrations this year, American travelers are heading to some classic holiday destinations and others that are less traditional.

Allianz Partners just released its “Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index” to reveal which domestic and international destinations Americans are looking forward to in 2022. To find the answers, the premier travel protection company reviewed more than 2 million flights planned for Thanksgiving. Holiday travel period.

It’s no surprise that New York City, always a highlight of the holiday season, claims the top spot among domestic destinations on Americans’ fall travel schedules. Seattle came in second, which isn’t unusual, as it usually attracts a lot of outdoor enthusiasts to the forested Pacific Northwest.

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Orlando climbed to third place, climbing a significant five spots from 2021, reflecting a broader trend toward warmer-climate destinations. Apart from this, Orlando serves as a gateway to popular theme parks and with its cruise port resuming normal operations, many cruisegoers are also arriving.

Another Florida favorite, Fort Lauderdale, returned to the top 10 in 10th place after falling off the list in 2021, while ninth-place Washington DC made the cut for the first time in five years. Other major US cities occupy the rest of the top 10 spots: Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas.

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While Turkey Day is not celebrated in other countries, US travelers who prefer to travel abroad for the holiday continue the historical trend of choosing Mexican hotspots. Cancun, San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta rounded out the top three American Thanksgiving destinations this year.

Across the pond, European favorites London and Paris also finished fourth and ninth respectively. The remaining four spots went to Caribbean beach vacation destinations, with Montego Bay ranking sixth, Punta Cana seventh and Oranjestad (Aruba) eighth.

“Thanksgiving travel provides a deep nostalgia for Americans, whether it’s carrying on traditions at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City or reuniting with family on the beaches of Mexico,” said Daniel Durazzo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. .

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“Wherever you go, the freedom to travel is once again something to be grateful for and deserves to be protected. A travel insurance policy can provide peace of mind for any Thanksgiving plans by protecting your prepaid travel investments against unexpected events such as trip cancellations or interruptions, travel delays, baggage problems or medical emergencies.

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