2019’s Fastest Growing Travel Destinations

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Egypt is once again the fastest-growing international destination for U.S. travelers, but reports show new destinations are on the rise, according to travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.

 

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Squaremouth reveals new travel trends for the top 5 fastest growing travel destinations.

 

5 Fastest Growing Travel Destinations for U.S. Travelers

  • Egypt remains the fastest growing travel destination for the second year in a row with an 84% increase in travelers this year.
  • Puerto Rico secures a top 5 spot with a 42% increase, just two years after the impact of Hurricane Maria.
  • Portugal returns to the top 5 list after experiencing slow growth in 2018.
  • U.S. Virgin IslandsPuerto RicoPortugal, and Panama have surpassed MoroccoTanzania, and Colombia as top 5 fastest-growing tourist destinations over last year.

Year Over Year Increase

Egypt

+  83.54%

U.S. Virgin Islands

+  44.30%

Puerto Rico

+  42.13%

Portugal

+  40.17%

Panama

+  32.99%

 

Average Trip Cost Increases Slightly

  • Trip cost increased less than 2% on average for the top 5 destinations.
  • Travelers heading to Egypt saw the highest increase and spent the most on their trips, with an average cost of $5,145.
  • Travelers going to Panama spent the least at $3,023.

Average Trip Cost

Year Over Year Change

Egypt

$5,145

+  12.67%

U.S. Virgin Islands

$3,744

–  7.04%

Puerto Rico

$3,086

+  3.63%

Portugal

$3,908

+  8.23%

Panama

$3,023

–  8.62%

 

All Generations Enjoy Top Destinations

  • Millennial travel saw the highest increase in tourism to Panama, more than doubling over last year.
  • Egypt saw the highest increases from Gen Z, Baby Boomer, and Silent Generation travelers.

 

Surprising Decrease for Popular Destinations
  • Iceland grew significantly in popularity in 2017 and 2018, however the closure of low cost carrier WOW Airline in March 2019 may have contributed to a 13.28% decline this past year.
  • Russia and China also saw a slowdown in growth, decreasing by 4.74% and 4.40% respectively.

Year Over Year Decrease

Iceland

–  13.28%

Russian Federation

–  4.74%

China

–  4.40%

Methodology: Data is based on travel insurance policies purchased through Squaremouth.com for travel between 1/1/2019-12/31/2019. Statistics reflect year-over-year changes unless otherwise noted.

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