The four most popular international destinations for US travellers who purchased travel insurance over the past year have been released by US-based travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth, with Africa coming top.
Egypt, Africa was deemed the most popular destination for US travellers last year, with a year over year increase of 145.87 per cent. Morocco, Africa was the second most popular destination, with an increase of 72.81 per cent; Tanzania and Columbia, South America, came in third and fourth respectively, with increases of 61.45 per cent and 59.33 per cent.
In addition to these figures, the average cost of trips to each of the top destinations rose, and it emerged that travellers visiting Tanzania spent an average of US$11,216.74, up by 7.81 per cent compared to the year prior. Columbia visitors’ spending increased by 8.86 per cent, splurging an average $1,531.94 on their trips.
All four destinations saw a notable increase in tourism from every generation: millennial travel was perceived to be the highest in Morocco and Columbia; Egypt and Tanzania received the most visits from Generation X; and Egypt was the most popular destination amongst Baby Boomer and Silent Generation travellers, the latter of which increased by a whopping 468 per cent.