TRAVEL KICKS INTO OVERDRIVE AS AMERICANS USE THEIR VACATION DAYS WITH A VENGEANCE

A Majority of People Have Traveled within the Final 12 months and Confidence in Taking an Annual Trip Hits File Ranges

RICHMOND, Va., July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Now greater than ever, People are claiming their trip days and making time to journey a precedence. In line with Allianz Companions USA‘s 14th Annual Trip Confidence Index*, a majority of People have taken a trip within the final yr, marking a major milestone within the survey’s decade-plus-long historical past. The truth is, they’ve by no means been as regular concerning the significance of taking an annual trip, or extra assured in utilizing their hard-earned PTO days.

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Defining a trip as leisure journey of at the least every week to a vacation spot 100 miles or extra away from residence, the survey revealed that 57% of People have taken a trip within the final yr. Up from 44% final yr, 2022 marks the best share of People who reported touring within the final yr since 2009, when the survey was first performed. Of the respondents who’ve traveled within the final yr, two in 10 (22%) traveled within the three months main as much as the survey, with the 18-34 yr outdated demographic (29%) main this development.

Signifying a brand new norm of People prioritizing vacationing, Allianz’s survey additionally discovered that three-quarters of People (74%) think about an annual trip necessary, an enormous leap from 60% in 2019 and one level greater than final yr. Mirroring this development, confidence in taking a trip this yr additionally has by no means been greater, with 65% of People expressing optimistic intentions to trip, up two factors from final yr and a surprising 13 factors over the best prior yr surveyed (52% in 2014 ).

Allianz Companions USA additionally outlined a “trip deficit” as the share of People who say an annual trip is necessary to them, however usually are not assured they may take one this yr. In 2022, the share of People who’re experiencing a trip deficit returns to 19% in comparison with 44% in 2020 in the course of the top of the pandemic. With extra People again to touring, and with trip intentions remaining robust, the holiday deficit is nearing an all-time low.

Taking a look at those that have been ready longer to journey (43% of People haven’t taken a trip in a yr or extra, down 13 factors from final yr), older People ages 55+ are demonstrating extra hesitancy (55%) than their youthful counterparts (41% for ages 35-54 and 31% for ages 18-34), as are lower-income People (56% of these making lower than $50,000/yr versus 34% who make greater than $100,000).

“Our newest Trip Confidence Index proves that taking an annual trip has by no means been extra necessary to People, and we’re seeing document ranges of confidence that they’re going to journey between now and the top of the yr,” stated Daniel Durazodirector of exterior communications at Allianz Companions USA. “As an alternative of banking these PTO days, People are viewing their trip time as a much-needed getaway to help their psychological well being.”

The Trip Confidence Index has been performed every summer time since 2009 by nationwide polling agency Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Allianz Companions USA.

In March 2021, Allianz Companions introduced enhancements** to lots of its journey insurance coverage merchandise in most states by an Epidemic Protection Endorsement. Merchandise that embrace this endorsement might present protection to prospects who develop into in poor health with COVID-19 or a future epidemic, are individually ordered to quarantine, or are denied boarding as a consequence of a suspected sickness. These merchandise additionally might cowl emergency medical care and transportation or present reimbursement for change charges and loyalty factors deposit charges if the shopper turns into in poor health with an epidemic illness. Availability of the Epidemic Protection Endorsement, and particular lined causes beneath that endorsement, varies by product and by state. See your plan for particulars.

Allianz Companions presents journey insurance coverage by most main US airways, main journey brokers, on-line journey companies, lodge firms, cruise traces and on to shoppers. For extra info on Allianz and out there journey insurance policies, please go to http://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/.

*Methodology: These are the findings of an Ipsos ballot performed on behalf of Allianz Companions USA. For this survey, a pattern of two,011 People aged 18+ was interviewed from Could 2 to 4, 2022, by way of the Ipsos On-line Omnibus. The precision of Ipsos on-line polls is measured utilizing a credibility interval. On this case, the outcomes are correct to inside +/- 2.5 share factors, 19 instances out of 20, of what the outcomes would have been had all American adults been polled. Quota sampling and weighting had been employed with a purpose to steadiness demographics and be certain that the pattern’s composition displays that of the particular US inhabitants, in line with knowledge from the US Census Bureau. Credibility intervals are wider amongst subsets

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** Whereas the brand new Epidemic Protection Endorsement provides sure lined causes that apply to particular epidemic-related conditions, merchandise in any other case usually don’t cowl claims as a consequence of identified, foreseeable, or anticipated occasions, epidemics, authorities prohibitions, warnings, or journey advisories, or worry of journey, and protection can range by state. Please see our Protection Alert for details about different non permanent lodging that could be out there. Advantages for quarantines solely apply when an eligible traveler is particularly named and individually ordered to quarantine by order or official directive of a authorities, public regulatory authority, or the captain of a industrial vessel on which that eligible traveler is booked to journey in the course of the lined journey , primarily based on that eligible traveler’s publicity to COVID-19. The profit doesn’t cowl journey restrictions (whether or not or not they’re known as “quarantine”) that apply usually or broadly (a) to some phase or all of a inhabitants, geographical space, constructing, or vessel (together with with out limitation shelter- in-place, stay-at-home, safer-at-home, or different comparable restrictions), or (b) primarily based on to, from, or by the place the particular person is touring. Protection might not cowl the total value of your quarantine and is topic to relevant profit limits. See your plan for particulars.

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