SOURCE: Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA

March 10, 2016 09:00 ET

Spring Break Survey Finds That What Happens in Vegas Usually Stays in Vegas, but Loose Lips Occasionally Sink Ships

An Allianz Global Assistance Survey Reveals Most People Are Able to Keep Their Gambling Losses, Flings and Memory Lapses Safe in Vegas

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - March 10, 2016) - With Spring Break upon us, leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance surveyed Americans to find out if "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." The results showed that the famous slogan holds true, with the majority (55 percent) of people reporting that "what happened in Vegas" stayed in the popular spring travel destination.

So what are people hoping will stay in Las Vegas? The survey found that 45 percent of people lost money gambling, while 36 percent have no memory of something that happened in Vegas. Others reported they were hoping to keep quiet that they had a fling (7 percent), became sick (7 percent), sustained an injury (3 percent) or were asked to leave their hotel/casino (2 percent).

For people who replied that "what happened" in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas, the culprit behind the news traveling turns out to be a classic case of loose lips. Of the 45 percent that said what happened in Vegas did not stay in Vegas, 69 percent reported the incident spread via word of mouth, soundly beating social media platforms (25 percent) and the news media (6 percent).

Nearly 25 percent of people claimed that "what happened" caused them to miss a flight, land in the hospital or have their passport/ID or wallet lost or stolen. Yet, only 16 percent had purchased travel insurance to provide coverage for unexpected circumstances*.

While one might think that Spring Break may have played a part in "what happened in Vegas," the survey found that most people traveled to Las Vegas for a vacation with family or friends (55 percent), followed by a business trip (17 percent), birthday party (8 percent), solo trip (8 percent) or bachelor/bachelorette party (7 percent), with Spring Break (5 percent) coming in last.

"While travel insurance can't guarantee that what happens in Vegas will stay in Vegas," said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA, "it can provide coverage and assistance for many unforeseen or unexpected events like covered trip cancelations and delays, lost, stolen or delayed luggage, medical emergencies and more."*

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: or like us on Facebook at

Methodology: This 10-question survey was administered to the U.S. internet population on February 29, 2016, through Google Consumer Surveys, receiving 2,109 responses. The methodology is explained here and a snapshot of survey findings is below:

  • 55% of people surveyed that have been to Las  Vegas said what happened in Vegas, stayed in Vegas.
  • People surveyed that have been to Las Vegas  said what happened in Vegas was the following:
    • 45% lost money gambling
    • 36% forgot what happened/ can't remember
    • 7% had a fling
    • 7% became sick
    • 3% sustained an injury
    • 2% asked to leave hotel/ casino
  • People surveyed that have been to Las Vegas and  reported what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas said "what happened" ended  up being spread in the following places:
    • 69% word of mouth
    • 15% Facebook
    • 6% in the media
    • 5% Twitter
    • 5% Instagram, Snapchat or other social  platform
  • People surveyed that have been to Las Vegas  said the following was the occasion for their trip to Las Vegas:
    • 55% vacation with family or friends
    • 17% business trip
    • 8% birthday party
    • 8% solo trip
    • 7% bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • 5% spring break
  • 4.9% of people surveyed that have been to Las  Vegas said "what happened in Vegas" caused them to miss their flight.
  • 8.5% of people surveyed that have been to Las  Vegas reported their passport/id or wallet being lost or stolen on their  Las Vegas trip.
  • 11.4% of people surveyed that have been to Las  Vegas said "what happened in Vegas" caused them to end up in the hospital.
  • 83.2% of people surveyed that have been to Las  Vegas said they would go back to Las Vegas after "what happened".
  • 16% of people surveyed that have been to Las  Vegas reported having travel insurance on their Las Vegas trip.

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 or Like us on Facebook at

*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. 

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Daniel Durazo