This Is The State Most Travelers Will Vacation This Summer

Big Island, Hawaii surfing

Hawaii is the state most travelers will vacation this summer.

This is according to Allianz Partners, a travel insurance company. Allianz analyzed more than 985,000 flight itineraries for trips between five and eight days in length — and for the fifth year in a row, the company found that Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico are the most popular domestic and international destinations for 2021 summer travel. However, Hawaii dominates the list and is the destination most people want to summer vacation.

AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea
AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea

For the first time in the survey’s history, four of the top 10 domestic destinations are in Hawaii, including: Maui (#2), Honolulu (#3), Kauai (#7) and the Big Island (#8). Newcomer Anchorage, Alaska’s (#5) inclusion on the Top 10 domestic list reinforces that America’s love of the great outdoors and wide-open spaces will continue in 2021.

The top 10 domestic destinations for summer are: 

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Maui, Hawaii
  3. Honolulu, Hawaii
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Anchorage, Alaska
  6. Las Vegas, Nevada
  7. Kauai, Hawaii
  8. Big Island, Hawaii
  9. Boston, Massachusetts
  10. Miami, Florida

Internationally, Mexico appears three times on the Top 10 list: Cancun (#1) is followed by San Jose del Cabo (#2) and Puerto Vallarta comes in at ninth place. Additional Caribbean destinations completing the Top 10 include Aruba (#3), Puerto Rico (#4), U.S. Virgin Island (#5), Jamaica (#6), Turks and Caicos (#7), Dominican Republic (#8) and the Bahamas (#10).

Best Destinations for Summer
Allianz Partners

While sunny, tropical destinations are most popular in winter months, they dominated the lists for summer, proving travelers miss their favorite islands post Covid-19.

For its methodology, the data of U.S. travelers’ 2021 Summer travel plans was gathered by analyzing the number of travelers that went through the online booking process of airfare and package paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance travel to generate itineraries for roundtrip flights from US airports during the Summer season (5/28/2021 to 9/7/2021) for trips between 5-8 days in length.

The pandemic has also seemingly impacted Americans’ trip length preference, with many favoring longer getaways over quick jaunts, according to the survey. Almost two-thirds (59%) of travelers are taking seven-night journeys and one in four (37%) are opting for six nights away, compared to 2019 when four-night getaways were the most popular choice (30%), giving rising to the ‘micro-cation’ trend.

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