2016 Fall Travel Trends: Squaremouth Reveals Travel Insurance Insights

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth
details notable trends among Americans traveling this fall. See
the full report for more data.

are Americans traveling this fall?

  • 149% increase in Americans insuring trips to Cuba this fall as
    commercial flights are set to begin
  • 73% boost in travelers insuring fall trips to Spain, replacing France
    as the No. 3 international destination
  • 80% rise in travelers insuring trips to South Africa, the greatest
    growth among the top 20 international destinations

Top 5 International Destinations for Fall Travel

1. Italy (+25%)
2. Mexico (+23%)
3. Spain (+73%)
France (-3.9%)
5. Canada (+32%)

Numbers indicate percentage change in total travelers over the
previous year

are travelers concerned about this fall?

  • 127% more customers searching specifically for terrorism coverage when
    purchasing a policy
  • 61% more customers searching specifically for hurricane coverage when
    buying a policy

Who is traveling this fall?

  • 20% more travelers are insuring fall travel than last year
  • 53% of Squaremouth customers traveling this fall are baby boomers
  • Italy and Spain at the top of the list for travelers aged 65+
  • Mexico and Bahamas top the fall destinations for travelers under 50

How much are Americans spending on fall travel?

  • On average, Americans are spending $2,836 per person to travel this
  • The average total cost of a trip this fall is $8,040, 5.7% higher than
    last fall

All data is based on American travelers insured on travel insurance
policies purchased through Squaremouth prior to 8/23/16 for travel
during 9/10/16-11/30/16. Travelers who are visiting multiple countries
only have to enter one destination when purchasing a policy on
Squaremouth.com. This report represents the destinations selected by
travelers. Statistics reflect changes from the same period in 2015
unless otherwise noted.


Squaremouth Summer Travel Trends Report

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Squaremouth is an online company that compares travel insurance products
from virtually every major travel insurance provider in the United
States. Using Squaremouth’s comparison engine and third-party customer
reviews, travelers can research and compare insurance products
side-by-side. More information can be found at www.squaremouth.com.


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