Although most American travelers go to domestic destinations this Christmas season, Mexico is all the rage for international travelers.
According to the Best Vacation Destination survey by Allianz Partners USA, the top three international destinations are in Mexico: Cancun, San José del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta.
Dec. Leaving the United States on December 18th. Allianz has compiled a list of nearly 4 million travel plans for roundtrip flights that return within 30 days. In general, 87% for national trips and 13% for trips abroad.
Cancun has been the best international destination for vacationers in recent years. This year, San José del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta moved up one place to finish second and third, respectively, while San Juan, Puerto Rico, fell from the top list.
The top 10 list for this year, respectively, is Montego Bay, Jamaica; Oranjestat, Aruba; London; Nassau, Bahamas; Punta Ghana, Dominican Republic; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; And Paris.
This year marks the first time in the last three years that European destinations have been included on the list. In 2018, Paris ranked 10th. Places for fun and sunbathing are very popular during the holidays. Last year, border closures due to the epidemic were also a factor.
Nationally, New York was the top destination, followed by Seattle, Orlando, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Boston, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Dallas-Fort Worth.
Overall, the Alliance said vacation travel will increase 34% from last year.