Mexico and the Caribbean Are the Most Popular Destinations This Summer (Video)
This year, summer travel to Cancún is expected to drop by five percent — however, the stunning Mexican beachside city is still the number one most popular international summer destination for U.S. travelers in 2019, according to a new survey by Allianz Global Assistance.
Cancún took first place for the third straight year. It is joined on the top 10 list by two other Mexican destinations, San José del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta, which came in third and ninth, respectively. This year was the first that Europe favorites London and Paris were not in the top 10.
Allianz Global Assistance analyzed travel bookings planned from the end of May through beginning of September, and found that all of this year’s top international destinations are in Mexico and the Caribbean.
“Americans are staying closer to home this summer, with all top 10 international destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico for the first time,” Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA, said in a statement.
Here are the top 10 international summer destinations:
- Cancún, Mexico
- Aruba Island, Aruba
- San José del Cabo, Mexico
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Higuey, Dominican Republic
- Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
- San Juan, Puerto Rico (including in Allianz survey as international, however it is part of the U.S.
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Domestically, U.S. travelers are planning travel to Orlando and New York City, which took the number one and two domestic spots respectively. The top 10 domestic summer destinations were:
- New York City
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco