After a four year run, New York City has been dethroned as the top turkey holiday in the U.S. Now, Seattle, Washington has recently been crowned as the No. 1 Thanksgiving destination in the U.S.
In a recent report, Allianz Partners, an insurance company, reviewed travel plans around Thanksgiving for outbound flights scheduled between Saturday, November 21 and Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The company went through the online booking process of airfare for partners offering Allianz Travel Insurance to generate itineraries for roundtrip flights. In total, 632,757 itineraries were analyzed, and Seattle was ranked as the No. 1 Thanksgiving destination in the U.S.
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Here’s the top 10 domestic destinations for Thanksgiving holiday.
- New York
- Los Angeles
- Fort Lauderale
- Las Vegas
For month, New York City has enforced a 14-day quarantine. Also, the wildly popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been canceled this year. These are two reasons why New York City could have dropped in its ranking.
Allianz also analyzed the top Thanksgiving destinations globally. Cancun, Mexico was the top international destination, and islands of the Caribbean dominated the entire Top 10 list.
- Cancun, Mexico
- San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Turks & Caicos
- Punta Cana, Dominica Republic
The popular destinations all in the Caribbean shows a trend in how people are traveling during Covid-19. Caribbean islands show few Covid-19 cases, and the islands have a short distance of flight time, few quarantine restrictions, and unusually cheap airfare during Covid-19.
In 2019, non-caribbean destinations like Paris and the UK were on the Top Ten International Destinations list.
Around 50 million Americans plan to travel during Thanksgiving, according to AAA, despite the surge in Covid-19 cases.
For those planning trips to Seattle, be aware that Covid-19 cases are rising in the state. Washington Governor Jay Inslee asked residents to “rethink” holiday plans.
Do not travel if you are feeling unwell or have tested positive for COVID-19.
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