Report: Puerto Rico is 2nd most popular holiday destination worldwide for Americans
SAN JUAN – According to Allianz Global Assistance’s 2018 Top Holiday Destinations Report, American travel increased 15 percent this holiday season over last year. New York City remained the most popular domestic destination, and Cancun, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; San José del Cabo, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; and Montego Bay, Jamaica, were the top five international destinations.
Allianz, a travel insurance provider, analyzed the number of stateside-based travelers who booked flights via its partners from Dec. 19-27 .
As the only non-tropical destination to make the international top 10, London placed sixth, dropping from second last year, followed by Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Higuey, Dominican Republic; and Aruba. This is the first time Mexico City and Nassau, Bahamas were included in Allianz’s Top Holiday Destinations Report for international travel.
New York City took the number one domestic spot again, followed by Los Angeles, Orlando, Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. Boston jumped to fourth from 10th place, and San Francisco climbed back into the top 10.
“Mexico City, named 2018’s World Design Capital by World Design Organization (WDO), is a first-timer to the list, while Puerto Rico jumped up to the second most popular international destination,” said Daniel Durazo, director of marketing and communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA.