ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. September 3, 2020 — International travel stalled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, data from travel insurance aggregator, Squaremouth, shows that 65% of 2021 trips booked this year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, are to international destinations.
Travelers Planning International Adventures In 2021
A pent up desire to travel abroad has led the majority of Americans to plan international trips for the beginning of 2021.
- International destinations account for 86% of all planned trips in January and February 2021.
Travel Restrictions Play a Role in International Destination Selection
Most international trips are booked to destinations that are already accessible to Americans.
- Mexico is the most popular international destination in the new year, replacing the US as the top destination for the first time since COVID-19 began.
- Caribbean countries make up the remaining top 5 international destinations – The Bahamas, US Virgin Islands, Aruba, and Jamaica.
Methodology: Data is based on all travel insurance policies purchased through Squaremouth.com between March 12 – August 15, 2020, for travel in 2021.
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