Allianz Partners USA recently released the findings of its Top Valentine’s Day Destinations report, which showed Americans want to celebrate love with a trip overseas. This year saw a 4 percent increase in international bookings and a 15 percent increase in Valentine’s Day travel searches overall over last year.
“It’s no surprise that after the holiday season, couples and ‘galentines’ are ready to leave the cold weather behind and take flight to palm-fringed beaches,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications, Allianz Partners USA. “What better way to celebrate love than with a trip away from the regular everyday routine. For those who are choosing to get away this season, we recommend a travel insurance policy to help aid in a seamless trip, as with a policy in hand, you can rest assured you are protected in case of unexpected travel delays, cancellations and baggage loss.”
Allianz noted 70 percent of itineraries are for domestic travel, with 30 percent for international travel. Top destinations included Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida; Phoenix; Las Vegas; New Orleans; Salt Lake City; Honolulu; Fort Meyers; and Los Angeles. Internationally, Mexico claimed the top three spots with Cancún, San Jose del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta, followed by Punta Cana, Oranjestad, Montego Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Liberia, Nassau and San Jose (Costa Rica).
Allianz reviewed more than 900,000 itineraries for round-trip flights departing U.S. airports Feb. 7–12 and returning Feb. 14–18.
After a stressful pre-holiday season and a busy work schedule, there was no better time for a relaxing spa experience than during my recent trip to Pasadena with the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team. We headed to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for the 20th anniversary of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, which meant a jam-packed trip, but I managed to carve a little time out of our busy schedule to visit Chuan Spa at the hotel.
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