As an expert in the travel industry, I have seen firsthand the changing trends and preferences of American travelers. According to the U. S. National Office of Travel and Tourism, the top destinations for U.
travelers are Mexico and Canada. In fact, Mexico saw a whopping 39.3 million visitors from the U. in just one year, while Canada welcomed 15 million American tourists. Before planning your next trip, it's important to stay informed about the latest entry requirements due to COVID-19. One of the most beloved destinations for American travelers is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. With its stunning beaches and luxurious all-inclusive resorts, it's no wonder why PV Bay is a top choice for those seeking a tropical getaway. Another popular destination for U.
travelers is Aruba, known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. With some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the Caribbean, it's no surprise that Aruba remains a top choice for American tourists. However, it's important to check the latest COVID-19 entry requirements before planning your trip as travelers are currently required to present a negative test upon arrival. The Maldives is another top destination for American travelers, but currently requires proof of a negative PCR test for COVID-19. As an expert, I am often asked about the safety of traveling to Mexico during the pandemic. My advice is to always have travel insurance that covers COVID-19 for added peace of mind. With the current uncertainties surrounding travel during the pandemic, it's no surprise that 24 percent of Americans are still undecided about their winter travel plans.
However, about a third (30 percent) have already booked their trips and many others are waiting until November or December to make their final decisions. This trend of last-minute bookings has been seen throughout the pandemic, and it's likely to continue during the upcoming winter season. The Winter Travel Index, which surveyed U. travelers, revealed that the majority (94 percent) will be keeping their trips within the country. This is in line with the trend of Americans exploring their own country more and seeking new domestic experiences.
In fact, over a third (37 percent) of travelers will be visiting a destination they've never been to before, and 42 percent have booked a tour or activity. Some of the top domestic winter destinations include New York City, Hawaii, Orlando, Seattle, and Las Vegas. However, it's important to note that some popular tourist destinations still have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. On the other hand, some destinations have recently lifted their restrictions, such as Punta Cana in the Caribbean. As an expert in travel insurance and assistance, I have analyzed data from over 1.1 million summer flight itineraries and found that Orlando is the top domestic destination for travelers this summer. Cancun is also a popular choice for international travel, with its beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife. The Riviera Maya in Mexico is also gaining popularity among American travelers, with its yoga retreats and overwater bungalows. It's clear that Americans are eager to travel again, and many are opting for destinations closer to home such as Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
To determine the top destinations for this summer, we analyzed flight and package data from our partners at Allianz Global Assistance for travel between May 27th and September 31st. The top 10 domestic destinations include Seattle, Honolulu, Kahului, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland, and Denver. Los Cabos, known for its beaches and all-inclusive resorts, is also a top choice for American travelers. And in the Midwest, Branson is a popular destination with its live shows and attractions. It's encouraging to see cities like New York, Boston, and Los Angeles seeing a significant return of travelers this summer, indicating a positive step in the recovery of tourism. As an expert in the industry, I believe that travel will continue to rebound and Americans will once again be able to explore the world with confidence and excitement.