Allianz Partners has released its review of the 10 best summer destinations for 2022, revealing that summer travel is expected to increase 16% from last year, with nearly three-quarters of Americans planning to travel domestically between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
The travel insurance and assistance company analyzed more than 1,175,000 flight routes for trips lasting five to eight days to discover the most popular destinations for summer trips and for the sixth consecutive year, Orlando and Cancun are the most popular places for summer vacationers.
Nationally, Hawaii is still in turmoil after recently easing COVID-19 entry restrictions and major cities are also making a post-pandemic comeback as Honolulu and Kahului crack the top five and Seattle ranks second behind Orlando, with Boston, New York and Los Angeles finishing fifth through seventh, respectively.
Las Vegas, Portland and Denver round out the top domestic destinations for summer travel in 2022, overtaking Miami and Anchorage in the top 10 this year. Notably, Portland’s top 10 is the city’s first since 2019.
When it comes to the most popular international destinations for summer vacation, Americans have their eyes on Mexico, with San Jose del Cabo remaining number two behind Cancun and Puerto Vallarta jumping an impressive three spots from last year to sixth place in 2022. Meanwhile, Montego Bay, Jamaica, in fourth, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, in fifth, jumped two and three spots, respectively, from last year.
“Our results show that the ‘revenge trip’ is poised to reach a whole new level in the summer of 2022,” Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners, said in a statement. “While it’s no surprise that Americans are looking to relax and unwind in sunny destinations both domestically and internationally, US cities that were once booming tourist destinations before the pandemic, like Boston, New York and Los Angeles are seeing a significant return of travelers this summer as well, signaling a positive step in the recovery of tourism.”