Insurance and assistance services provider, IMG, predicts popular international holiday destinations for U.S. travelers during the holiday season.
IMG (International Medical Group), a globally recognized company offering insurance benefits and assistance services, has released a review of customer travel plans for the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. The analysis indicates the top 5 international destinations for U.S. travelers during this holiday season.
Top 5 international holiday destinations for U.S. travelers during this holiday season:
The data compiled by IMG reveals a noteworthy trend of increased spending on holiday trips, with a 12% rise in the average insured trip cost among IMG travelers. This heightened investment in travel experiences is also reflected in a 23% surge in travel protection plan purchases for trips scheduled between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, compared to the same period in 2022.
Justin Poehler, Chief Commercial Officer at IMG, emphasized the importance of travel insurance during the holiday season, stating, “During the holiday season, we see the increased likelihood of hazardous winter weather, which means travel insurance should be top-of-mind for travelers during this time of the year.”
As the holiday travel period is historically busy, IMG’s customer data suggests that New Year’s Day and Christmas Eve are predicted to be two of the least busy days for travel during the holidays in 2023. The average duration of trips during this holiday season is expected to be 9 days, one day longer than the average for holiday travel in 2022.
Grant Hayes, Director of International Sales – Travel at IMG, advised travelers to consider less busy travel days like Christmas Eve or New Year’s Day to avoid expensive flights and long airport lines during the holiday rush.
For travelers looking to protect their investments in holiday trips, IMG offers travel protection plans to ensure coverage and peace of mind during the festive season.