2016 Summer Travel Trends: Squaremouth Reveals Travel Insurance Insights

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--()--Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth highlights notable trends among Americans traveling this summer. See the full report for more data.

Where are Americans traveling this summer?

  • 70% jump in travel to Canada in light of European terrorism
  • Alternative European destinations grow, with notable increase in travel to Iceland, Norway
  • 48% rise in summer travel to Zika-free Bahamas
  • Decrease in travel to some Caribbean destinations, including Aruba, Bermuda, U.S. Virgin Islands

Most Popular International Destinations for Summer 2016

1. Canada (+70%)
2. Italy (+13%)
3. Mexico (+18%)
4. United Kingdom (+25%)
5. France (+19%)

Includes percentage change in total travelers over the previous year

What are travelers concerned about this summer?

Who is traveling this summer?

  • 36% of Squaremouth customers traveling this summer are baby boomers
  • 57% increase in customers over 70 buying travel insurance for summer trips in 2016
  • Canada replaces Italy as the top international destination for travelers 65+
  • France falls out of the top 5 international destinations for travelers under 50

How much are Americans spending on summer travel?

  • Average spending on trips to top international destinations has decreased slightly
  • On average, Americans are spending $2,539 per person to travel this summer
  • The average total cost of a summer trip is $8,930, an increase of 3.6% over last summer

All data is based on American travelers insured on travel insurance policies purchased through Squaremouth prior to 6/21 for travel during 5/22-9/9. Travelers who are visiting multiple countries only have to enter one destination when purchasing a policy on Squaremouth.com. This report represents the destinations selected by travelers. Statistics reflect changes from the same period in 2015 unless otherwise noted.

ABOUT SQUAREMOUTH

Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third party customer reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.

Contacts

Squaremouth
Available Topic Expert:
Rachael Taft, 727-264-5174
rtaft@squaremouth.com

Release Summary

Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth details notable trends among Americans traveling this summer.

Contacts

Squaremouth
Available Topic Expert:
Rachael Taft, 727-264-5174
rtaft@squaremouth.com