Europe sees a 34% surge in American travellers this summer, Dublin in third spot


34% Surge in American Travelers Choosing Europe: Allianz Partners Report, Concept art for illustrative purpose - Monok

As the summer season approaches, American travellers are eagerly booking their European getaways, with a significant 34% increase in bookings compared to the previous year’s popular travel period.

According to Allianz Partners, a renowned travel insurance provider, their annual Top 10 Summer European Destinations review has unveiled the hottest spots for American tourists seeking a five to eight-day escape between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Maintaining its crown jewel status, London, England, remains firmly rooted in the top position, attracting nearly double the number of bookings compared to the second-placed Paris, France. The Irish capital of Dublin secures the third spot, rounding out the trio of most sought-after vacation destinations on the continent.

This trio is set to host a variety of top international sports and music events throughout the year.

In a notable debut, the picturesque city of Nice, France, renowned for its stunning beaches, has secured a coveted spot in the Top 10 for the first time since the survey’s inception in 2015. Simultaneously, Barcelona, Spain, has reclaimed its position at number eight after being displaced the previous year.

These newcomers have displaced Milan, Italy, and Lisbon, Portugal, from the annual rankings.

Perennial favourites like Edinburgh, Scotland, and Amsterdam, Netherlands, have climbed the ladder, securing fourth and sixth positions, respectively. Rome, Italy, has slipped one spot to fifth place, while Reykjavik, Iceland, and Athens, Greece, have each fallen two positions, claiming seventh and ninth places, respectively.

Daniel Durazo, the director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA, emphasizes that following the pandemic when Europe has been a top summer destination for Americans, the right travel insurance plan becomes even more valuable for transcontinental trips requiring a substantial budget for flights, hotels, and tours to protect against covered losses from trip cancellations, interruptions, delays, and medical emergencies that are sometimes an unexpected byproduct of vacation planning.

Following the pandemic, Europe has been a top summer destination for Americans.

Daniel Durazo

Allianz Partners offers travel insurance through major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies, hotel companies, cruise lines, and directly to consumers. Travellers can visit for more information on available travel plans to suit their needs.

The data for U.S. travellers’ 2024 Summer Travel plans was gathered by analyzing over 6 million customer itineraries generated through Allianz Global Assistance’s online booking process for roundtrip flights departing from U.S. airports between May 24 and September 3, 2024, for trips lasting five to eight days.

As part of the Allianz Partners group, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) serves millions of customers each year, offering Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events, and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services.

About Allianz Partners

Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions spanning international health and life, travel insurance, mobility, and assistance.

With a customer-driven approach, their innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance.

Present in over 75 countries, their 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to customers around the world.

It’s important to note that for Allianz Partners USA products offered and sold in the U.S., terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents, and not all plans are available in all jurisdictions.

Availability of coverage, including the epidemic-related benefits and covered reasons described, varies by product and by state. Products may not include all benefits or covered reasons mentioned. All benefits are subject to maximum limits of liability, which may in some cases be subject to sublimits and daily maximums.

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