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NYC and Cancun Ranked # 1 in Americans Thanksgiving Travel Destinations


In its recently released “Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index”, Allianz Travel Insurance found that travel-ready Americans have mainly set their sights on two rather disparate types of destinations: New York City’s sprawl, famous for its twinkling lights, its festive decorations. and department store windows in the holiday season, and Cancun, Mexico, where the sun, warm weather, and white sand beaches invite visitors looking to escape the cold.

Allianz Partners analyzed 2.3 million travel routes with round-trip flights from U.S. airports around the Thanksgiving holiday – departing between Saturday, November 20 and Thursday, November 25 and returning between Friday, November 26 and Tuesday, November 30 – to discover the domestic and most popular flights of 2021. Turkey’s international destinations of the day.

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Now that Broadway shows are back up and running and seasonal events like Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will once again take place in person, New York City’s end-of-year appeal has propelled it to the top. of the classification of domestic trips. Seattle slipped to second, followed by Boston in third, Atlanta in fourth and Dallas-Fort Worth in fifth.

The desire for sun, surf, and sand seems to largely influence Americans’ choice of international Thanksgiving travel destinations, as all but two of the top 10 international Thanksgiving travel sites are beach destinations. As was the case last year, Cancun’s tourist hotspot took first place, followed by two other Mexican destinations: San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta, both located on the Pacific coast of Mexico. London, the capital of the United Kingdom, came in fourth, followed by Montego Bay, Jamaica, in fifth place.

“Americans yearn for a throwback to the good old days and nothing beats a traditional Thanksgiving surrounded by the sights and sounds of New York City,” said Daniel Durazo, director of marketing and communications for Allianz Partners USA.

“Whether you’re enjoying Thanksgiving in the Big Apple or on the beaches of Mexico, it’s a good idea to protect your trip with travel insurance. In an increasingly uncertain world, travel insurance offers peace of mind by protecting prepaid travel expenses against unforeseen covered events that may result in trip cancellations or interruptions, significant travel delays, baggage and medical emergencies, ”he added.

Top National Holiday Destinations for Thanksgiving
2021 2020 2019
1 New York City Seattle New York City
2 Seattle New York City Atlanta
3 Boston Los Angeles Orlando
4 Atlanta Dallas Los Angeles
5 Dallas Boston Boston
6 Los Angeles Orlando Dallas
7 Phoenix Phoenix Seattle
8 Orlando Fort Lauderdale Detroit
9 Chicago Atlanta Chicago
ten Detroit Las Vegas Phoenix
Best International Vacation Destinations for Thanksgiving
2021 2020 2019
1 Cancun, Mexico Cancun, Mexico Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2 San José del Cabo, Mexico San José del Cabo, Mexico Cancun, Mexico
3 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Puerto Vallarta, Mexico London, United Kingdom
4 London, United Kingdom Oranjestad, Aruba Paris, France
5 Montego Bay, Jamaica Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic San Juan, Puerto Rico
6 Oranjestad, Aruba Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic San José del Cabo, Mexico
7 Nassau, Bahamas Montego Bay, Jamaica Nassau, Bahamas
8 Paris, France Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
9 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Montego Bay, Jamaica
ten Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Havana, Cuba Mexico City, Mexico