SOURCE: Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA

December 06, 2016 09:00 ET

Christmas in the City: Americans Are Heading to New York and London This Holiday Season

Travel Insurance Provider Allianz Global Assistance Releases the Christmas Results from its 2016 Top 10 Holiday Destinations Report

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - New York City and London are this year's most popular domestic and international destinations for Christmas travel amongst Americans, according to Allianz Global Assistance's Top 10 Holiday Destinations Report.

Allianz Global Assistance reviewed nearly one million plans made by Americans for travel during Christmas (12/20/2016 - 12/28/2016). According to the report, the most popular destination for the Christmas holiday is New York City. The top 10 Christmas destinations in the U.S. are New York City, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, Honolulu, Boston, Denver, Miami and Newark.

Internationally, the American traveler is heading to London for Christmas followed by San Juan, Cancun, Tokyo, Paris, Santiago, Puerto Vallarta, Manila, Santo Domingo and Bangkok.

"Nothing dampens a holiday quite like a serious illness or injury causing you to cancel your travel plans, not to mention the financial costs associated with significant delays and lost or delayed luggage," said Daniel Durazo, director of communications for Allianz Global Assistance USA. "No matter how prepared you are, Christmas travel will involve some stress, however the right travel insurance policy can provide peace of mind this busy holiday season."*

Allianz Global Assistance offers travel insurance through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies and directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz Global Assistance and the policies offered for travelers, please visit: or like us on Facebook at

Methodology: The data of U.S. travelers' booking intent to purchase flights around Christmas was gathered by analyzing the number of customers that went through the online booking process of airfare and package paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance travel insurance to generate itineraries for travel around Christmas (12/20/2016 - 12/28/2016). Below is a snapshot of that data to top U.S. and international cities.

Christmas Data
Rank  U.S. Destination  Booking Intents  Int'l Destination  Booking Intents
1  New York City  113,326  London  43,952
2  Los Angeles  93,468  San Juan  36,990
3  Orlando  86,811  Cancun  36,545
4  Fort Lauderdale  69,080  Tokyo  22,482
5  San Francisco  66,947  Paris  18,429
6  Honolulu  57,849  Santiago  18,093
7  Boston  55,666  Puerto Vallarta  17,428
8  Denver  53,748  Manila  16,410
9  Miami  53,175  Santo Domingo  16,133
10  Newark  52,530  Bangkok  15,966

Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We provide insurance to 21 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.

To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance, please visit or Like us on Facebook at

* - Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your plan's Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C series or 101-P series, depending on state of residence. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of these plans and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company. Non-insurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by AGA Service Company.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Daniel Durazo