SOURCE: Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA

February 16, 2015 09:00 ET

New York is for Lovers: Big Apple Ranks as Top U.S. Valentine's Day Destination

Allianz Travel Insurance Reveals This Year's Most Popular Destinations for Valentine's Day

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - February 16, 2015) - A review of Valentine's Day travel plans by customers of leading travel insurer Allianz Global Assistance, finds that New York takes the crown as this year's most popular domestic destination.

While many romance seekers chose to bundle up in the Big Apple, Cancun, famous for its white sand beaches, took this year's top spot among international travelers. Allianz Travel Insurance reviewed 21,000 trips planned by its customers from February 13 to February 16 to determine this year's hottest Valentine's Day destinations. 

"New York is a great place to visit year round, especially for couples planning a romantic Valentine's Day weekend," said Joe Mason, chief marketing officer at Allianz Global Assistance USA. "But whether they're heading to New York, Cancun or elsewhere, they still understand the importance and value of remaining practical and protecting one another with travel insurance as they have 24/7 access to our travel assistance services should something unexpected occur*." 

The review also found that domestically, Las Vegas and Chicago ranked the second and third most popular cities to spend Valentine's Day, while Toronto came in second for international travelers, followed by Los Cabos, Mexico and Nassau, Bahamas, each tying for third. 

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, Los Angeles, Washington, Dallas, Atlanta and Portland, while San Juan, Vancouver, Mexico City, Montreal, Puerto Vallarta, Montego Bay and Punta Cana rounded out the international top ten destinations.

Allianz Global Assistance USA 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 its 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 16 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers 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.

* -- Terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions apply to all plans. All plans not available in all states. For a complete description of the coverage offered under your plan, carefully review your letter of confirmation and certificate of insurance. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, Ill), 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" (Excellent) 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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