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Travel is Surging to These 5 Destinations, According to Travel Insurance Comparison Site Squaremouth

Travel is Surging to These 5 Destinations, According to Travel Insurance Comparison Site Squaremouth

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 21, 2018 – Israel was the fastest-growing destination for American travelers who purchased travel insurance from leading travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth, in the past year. Israel saw a nearly 50% increase in travelers, followed by Iceland which saw a 43% increase.

Squaremouth’s newly released report also includes the average trip cost for the top 5 fastest-growing destinations. This data shows a significant increase in traveler spending for Nordic countries.

5 Fastest-Growing International Destinations for U.S. Travelers who Purchased Travel Insurance

Israel (+48%)
Iceland (+43%)
Portugal (+42%)
Vietnam (+39%)
Norway (+36%)

Average Trip Cost Changes

  • Travelers going to Norway spent nearly double that of travelers heading to other fastest-growing destinations and increased more than 12% in the past year
  • Iceland saw a significant increase in trip spending of nearly 20%
  • Portugal became more affordable with a 10% decrease in the average trip cost
  • Israel saw a modest increase in the trip cost of less than 6%, and Vietnam saw a slight decrease in spending of about 3%
Average Trip CostYear Over Year Increase
Israel $3,318 5.6%
Iceland $3,938 19.55%
Portugal $3,527 -10.19%
Vietnam $3,233 -3.10%
Norway $6,360 12.30%

 

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