SOURCE: Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA

February 11, 2016 09:00 ET

Las Vegas is Top U.S. Valentine's Day Destination, Cancun Ranks as Top International Valentine's Destination for the Second Year Running

Allianz Global Assistance Reveals This Year's Most Popular Destinations for Valentine's Day and Uncovers the Most Expensive Domestic City to Spend Cupid's Holiday

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - February 11, 2016) - A review of Valentine's Day travel plans by customers of leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance found that Las Vegas is this year's most popular domestic destination for the romantic weekend.

Domestically, New York and Atlanta ranked the second and third most popular cities to spend Valentine's Day, followed by Chicago and Los Angeles, ranked fourth and fifth. Allianz Global Assistance reviewed more than 27,000 trips planned by its customers from February 12 to February 15 to determine this year's hottest destinations.

Additionally, Allianz Global Assistance researched and ranked the top five destinations in order by most expensive to least expensive cities to spend Valentine's Day. Los Angeles was discovered to be the most expensive destination for a night on the town including a dozen roses, romantic prix fixe steak dinner, symphony tickets and a two-night hotel stay. Las Vegas and New York ranked second and third most expensive with Atlanta and Chicago trailing as least expensive.

The top Valentine's Day destinations were ranked by the percentage of travelers heading to a particular destination. Other U.S. destinations ranking in the top 10 were San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas and Miami.

The review also found the top Valentine's Day international travel destinations. Famous for its white sand beaches, Cancun is the most popular spot among international travelers for the second consecutive year. Cancun is followed by Toronto, Montreal, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico City, San Juan, Puerto Vallarta, Vancouver, Punta Cana and Montego Bay.

"Valentine's Day is the perfect time for a romantic getaway with that special someone," said Joe Mason, Chief Marketing Officer at Allianz Global Assistance USA. "Whether couples are headed to the bright lights of Las Vegas or the warm beaches of Cancun, they should protect their investment with travel insurance in case something unexpected should occur."

Most travelers do not picture their dreamy, romantic vacation being ruined by unforeseen problems and delays. Allianz Global Assistance recommends purchasing travel insurance to protect one's Valentine's Day trip and provide coverage from losses caused by travel delays, lost luggage, injuries, illnesses and other unexpected circumstances*.

Allianz Global Assistance sells 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: http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We insure 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 health insurers, property and casualty insurers, and credit card companies.

To learn more about Allianz Travel Insurance, please visit allianztravelinsurance.com or Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllianzTravelInsuranceUS.

*Terms, conditions, reductions, and exclusions apply to all plans. All plans not available in all states. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your plan, carefully review your letter of confirmation 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 the insured's state. Allianz Global Assistance and Allianz Travel Insurance are brands of AGA Service Company. AGA Service Company is the licensed producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between AGA Service Company and Jefferson Insurance Company.

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