Americans Flocking to Jamaica, Aruba for Holidays

aruba tesingThe Amsterdam Manor resort in Aruba.
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Aruba and Jamaica are the most popular Caribbean destinations for Americans this holiday season, according to new data from Allianz Partners. 

The travel insurance company’s data found that Caribbean destinations dominate the list of most favored holiday destinations for Americans this winter. 

That includes Montego Bay, the top Caribbean destination on the list, followed by Oranjestad, Aruba and then Nassau, The Bahamas. 

Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos also made the top 10. 

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Rockhouse in Negril, Jamaica.

Allianz compiled the data by analyzing the number of customers that went through online airfare booking and package paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance travel insurance. 

Just under four million itineraries were analyzed. 

The data covered trips with outbound itineraries between Dec. 18 and returning by Dec. 30.

“Americans are eager to travel again and one trend we’ve seen is travelers returning to the places they love,” Daniel Durazo, director of marketing and communications for Allianz Partners USA. “Holiday travel can be stressful and with the added uncertainty brought on by severe weather, significant delays and unexpected cancellations, it’s important to remember travel insurance. Whether you’re visiting family you haven’t seen in a while or are taking a much-needed vacation out of the country, travel insurance can provide coverage for pre-paid, non-refundable expenses, medical emergencies and even lost or delayed baggage.”

— CJ