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May 07, 2019, 14:22 ET UK Destinations Top Americans' European Summer Travel List, Paris Prevails And Iceland Holds Steady

For the fifth year running, London and Paris are the two most popular summer destinations for Americans traveling to Europe. Great Britain's capital...


Apr 02, 2019, 08:20 ET Americans' Interest In Cuba On The Decline, Even As Havana Celebrates Its 500th Anniversary

Cuba saw a 33 percent decline in overnight visitors from the U.S. from 2017 to 20181, and a recent annual survey* by leading travel insurance and...


Mar 12, 2019, 08:10 ET Coachella Draws Nearly Twice As Many Air Travelers As Other Music Festivals

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival®, more widely known as Coachella®, is bringing in 46 percent more travelers by air than South by Southwest®...


Feb 28, 2019, 08:40 ET Allianz Global Assistance Wins Seven Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service

Allianz Global Assistance USA, a leading consumer specialty insurance company, announced it has been awarded seven Stevie® Awards, including five for ...


Feb 27, 2019, 08:42 ET Puerto Rico Returns To Top Spring Break Destinations For First Time Since Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico has officially made a comeback, with enough Americans traveling there to earn it the fifth most popular spot on the Top International...


Feb 25, 2019, 08:40 ET Allianz, Ford, Marriott, Uber Win 2019 Customer Service Award

Allianz, Ford, Marriott, and Uber have won top honors in the 2019 Elliott Advocacy Readers' Choice Customer Service Awards, an annual recognition of...


Feb 06, 2019, 08:42 ET Lovebirds Fly To NYC And Los Angeles For Valentine's Day

New York City and Cancun reign supreme as the most popular domestic and international romantic destinations for Valentine's Day travel in 2019, with...


Dec 20, 2018, 14:42 ET Allianz Global Assistance Wins Best Insurance Provider at Travel Weekly's 2018 Readers Choice Awards

Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance company, won Best Insurance Provider during Travel Weekly's 16th annual Readers...


Dec 12, 2018, 08:40 ET Holiday Travel Increases Fifteen Percent, While Puerto Rico Makes A Comeback

According to Allianz Global Assistance's 2018 Top Holiday Destinations Report, American travel increased 15 percent this holiday season over last...


Dec 10, 2018, 08:45 ET More Than 30 Percent Of Americans Have Never Traveled Solo

Despite much buzz around the solo travel trend, 30.4 percent of Americans say they have never traveled alone. And those who have are more than five...


Nov 15, 2018, 07:45 ET Holiday Travel To Europe Up More Than 20 Percent, With Lisbon Experiencing A 103 Percent Increase

Americans continue to view Europe as a preferred holiday travel destination, according to travel destination data collected and analyzed by Allianz...


Nov 12, 2018, 08:40 ET Mexico Dominates International Thanksgiving Destinations For Americans This Year As Travel Jumps By Eight Percent

More Americans are traveling for Thanksgiving than ever, according to Allianz Global Assistance's Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index, which saw an ...


Oct 22, 2018, 12:23 ET Allianz Global Assistance Wins Six National Travel Industry Awards

Allianz Global Assistance USA, a leading distributor of travel protection products and services*, was honored with six 2018 Magellan Awards from...


Oct 02, 2018, 09:08 ET Allianz Global Assistance Seeks Creative Student Entries for 2018 "ScholarTrips" Contest

Unearth treasures with Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) from the Egyptian pyramids to the ruins of ancient civilizations in Cambodia. Or befriend Harry...


Sep 26, 2018, 09:05 ET Half of Americans Haven't Had a Week-Long Vacation in More Than a Year

Half (51%) of Americans haven't had a vacation in more than a year, including four in ten (38%, up a point from last year) who say it's been more...


Sep 20, 2018, 08:38 ET Flywire and Allianz Global Assistance Announce Partnership to Manage and Protect College Students' Tuition Payments

Flywire and Allianz Global Assistance today announced a new partnership that mutually benefits higher education institutions and their students by...


Sep 18, 2018, 08:26 ET Self-Driving Cars Hit A Speedbump, Interest In Autonomous Vehicle Technology Slows Down

Less than half of Americans (43 percent) are interested in utilizing self-driving cars, down from 53 percent last year, according to the fourth...


Sep 11, 2018, 08:40 ET Survey Finds Families Struggle to Navigate FAFSA; Financial Aid Officers are Parents' Top Pick for College Planning Advice

According to the 2018 Allianz Tuition Insurance College Confidence Index, roughly 40 percent of families find the Free Application for Federal...


Aug 29, 2018, 08:35 ET Americans Experiencing A Vacation Deficit Are More Likely To Show Signs Of Moderate To Severe Depression

Americans suffering from a "vacation deficit" are nearly two times as likely to show signs of moderately severe to severe depression compared to the...


Aug 23, 2018, 09:00 ET Allianz Global Assistance Launches SmartBenefits(SM) That Pay Customers in Real Time for Flight Delays

For millions of American travelers affected by travel disruptions every year*, navigating delays in travel and baggage is finally getting easier....


Jul 26, 2018, 12:30 ET Generation X More Likely To Overspend On Vacation Than Baby Boomers And Millennials

With its tenth annual Vacation Confidence Index*, Allianz Global Assistance finds 10 percent of Americans admit to going over budget while on...


Jul 17, 2018, 08:44 ET Fewer Americans Consider Traveling To Cuba This Year

Two years after the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba for Americans, an annual survey* by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global...


Jul 12, 2018, 08:25 ET Millennials Most Likely To Post Deceptive Vacation Photos To Make Social Media Followers Jealous

More than one third (36 percent) of Millennials (ages 18-34) have aimed to deceive their followers by posting social media vacation images that make...


Jun 27, 2018, 08:40 ET Paying for College: Students are saving more and parents less, and both worry about family emergencies that could lead to withdrawal

Prospective and current college students are ramping up their college savings this year while parents' savings are on the decline. Further, while...


Jun 25, 2018, 08:15 ET Half Of Americans Are Unlikely To Use Sharing Economy Services For 2018 Summer Travel, Despite Reporting High Familiarity And Better Value For Money

While Americans are growing more familiar with sharing economy services, the intention to use these services is declining in favor of more...