Summer Travel Spend to Hit Record of $101.7 Billion

Americans are planning to spend more on their summer vacations this year than they have in at least a decade. Allianz Global Assistance’s 11th annual Vacation Confidence Index* estimates the total spend will cross the $100 billion mark for the third consecutive year in the index’s history, amounting to $101,700,000,000. Americans’ average anticipated spend on vacations […]

5 Reasons to Buy an Annual Travel Insurance Plan

A lot of people mistakenly think that they should only buy travel insurance to cover themselves for big trips. Obviously you’d want to cover yourself for those trips, but you also want to cover yourself for short trips too. For instance, a weekend trip to Canada or Mexico. For a frequent traveler like myself, there […]

Micro-Cation: Millennials Leading the Shorter Trips Trend

The majority (57 percent) of Americans did not take a leisure trip longer than four nights in the last year, with Millennials leading this “micro-cation” trend, according to the 2019 Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance company. A “micro-cation” is defined as a leisure trip that is fewer than […]

Many Americans Think Destination Weddings Are Selfish

Many Americans are planning and budgeting to attend a lineup of weddings this summer. Some may be factoring in the additional costs of flights and hotels to attend a destination wedding. Almost half of people surveyed define this as any wedding that requires a plane ride from home. These costs can really add up. Not […]

Cuba Travel is on the Decline

Cuba is a great travel destination and was to become one of the more popular destinations when it opened for American travel a few years ago. With the change in political climate over the last few years, it’s become much more confusing to go to Cuba so it’s not a surprise that Cuba travel is […]

Puerto Rico is Back and Holiday Travel Increases 15%

According to Allianz Global Assistance’s 2018 Top Holiday Destinations Report, American travel increased 15 percent this holiday season over last year. New York City and Cancun continue to reign as the most popular domestic and international destinations. Personally, I totally understand New York! After reviewing American plans to travel from December 19 to December 27, […]

Enter the 2018 ScholarTrips Contest to Win Money to Travel

Want to travel the world? Who doesn’t, right? Well when you’re a student the biggest issue is usually money so that’s why I’m excited about this new opportunity from Allianz Travel Insurance. It’s called ScholarTrips; a national written or video essay contest awarding six students with $2,500 scholarships, ten students with $1,000 scholarships and twenty-five […]

Social Media Deception

We’ve all seen it and many of us have done it. Social media deception is a real thing. Some people post photos of themselves that are so heavily edited it doesn’t even look like them. I know people that edit out lines, wrinkles, grays and even tattoos. People change eye color, make themselves skinner, change […]

The New Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index is Out

It seems crazy to me because I use them nearly everyday but according to the new Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index, half of Americans are unlikely to use sharing economy services for 2018 summer travel. This is despite reporting high familiarity and better value for money. This has a lot to do with the […]

2018 Top Summer Travel Destinations

Each year Allianz Travel Insurance analyzes customers’ summer vacation plans. This is determined by trips booked between May 28 to September 3, 2018 for travel between 5-8 days in length, to determine the top summer travel destinations for Americans. Once again, the top summer travel destinations are Cancun for an International destination and Orlando is […]

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