Thanksgiving is around the corner and travelers are ready to hit the road for the holiday this year. Travel insurance company Allianz Partners recently announced the results of its Thanksgiving Destination Index for 2021.
This year, New York City and Cancún are the most popular domestic and international destinations, respectively. New York City reclaims the top domestic spot after slipping to No. 2 in 2020. Detroit and Chicago return to the top 10 after missing the list in 2020.
Destinations in Mexico hold the top three spots for most popular international destinations, with Cancún at the top spot for the second year in a row. Americans are ready for sun and sand, with beach destinations taking up eight spots within the top 10 on the international destinations list.
Top 10 Domestic Destinations
- New York City, New York
- Seattle, Washington
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
- Los Angeles, California
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Orlando, Florida
- Chicago, Illinois
- Detroit, Michigan
Top 10 International Destinations
- Cancün, Mexico
- San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- London, United Kingdom
- Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Oranjestad, Aruba
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Paris, France
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Allianz Partners analyzed 2.3 million itineraries of roundt-rip flights departing from U.S. airports Nov. 20–25 with return flights Nov. 26–30. For more information about methodology, visit the website.
While the lure of 10 tasting rooms along the only Urban Bourbon Trail in the United States (and the world) brings almost 19 million visitors to Louisville each year, business and city leaders have plans to grow the city to attract another type of visitor — the sports enthusiast.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
Uniworld Boutique River Cruises offers the chance to get up to $5,000 off per person on a 2022 sailing if booked by Nov. 30 as part of a Black Friday deal. This offer is valid on bookings made through Nov. 30 on cruises in 2022. Additionally, this deal can be combined with any publicly available promotion and standard River Heritage Club membership savings or benefits.
For this year’s holiday season, Cancún’s NIZUC Resort & Spa offers a special deal for stays Jan. 9–April 15, 2022. The booking window is available Nov. 25–30; to book, visit the website, email them at [email protected] or call 855 MY NIZUC.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
Florida’s famous “Pink Palace” in St. Petersburg Beach, the Don CeSar, is offering guests a deal of three nights booked through Nov. 30 for 30 percent off stays through Sept. 30, 2022. The historic 1920s hotel underwent a total property renovation in 2021 and is ready to celebrate the holidays. To receive early access, sign up for The Don’s monthly email offers.
As the travel industry continues its strong, post-pandemic re-emergence, we took the opportunity to celebrate the winners of FXExpress Publications Inc.’s ninth Leisure Lifestyle Awards from Global Traveler, the fourth Wherever Awards from whereverfamily.com and the seventh The Trazees from trazeetravel.com at an event on Aug. 26 at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
It isn’t the stars or even the winds that direct boats toward their destinations as the months ease into autumn in the British Virgin Islands; instead, captains, crew and passengers all sail with noses high in the air, ready to drop anchor when hunger strikes.