It’s the holiday season are you and yours ready to travel?
Are you thinking of someplace warm like Florida, Jamaica, Hawaii? Or, maybe a destination where you can ski the slopes like Colorado, or Idaho?
If these seem like the obvious options for a holiday vacation, there may be another choice that is more popular.
Where to Go
Year after year, a large number of Americans flock to one surprising country during the holiday season and it’s probably not what you expected.
Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com, recently looked at traveler data from thousands of policies purchased for travel between Thanksgiving and New Years. Every year, one country rises to the top of the list during the holidays – Germany.
Over the past three years, Germany has ranked number one among European destinations during the holiday travel season. Throughout the remainder of the year, it is preceded by popular tourist destinations including Italy, Spain, France, and the UK.
This year, Germany’s popularity rose from the 14th ranked destination overall to the seventh most popular destination during the holiday season, and first among European countries.
Squaremouth’s List of Top Destinations:
Top Holiday Destinations
(Travel between 11/20/21 and 01/01/22)
Overall Top Destinations of 2021
(Travel between 01/01/21 and 11/19/21)
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos
US Virgin Islands
Spending the Bucks
Squaremouth reports that in addition to more travelers visiting Germany during the holidays, these travelers are also spending more money. On average, travelers spend 84% more on trips to Germany during the holiday season than the rest of the year. They also spend less time there, with an average trip length of 11 days during the holiday season, compared to 21 days outside of those months.
Squaremouth maintains a Germany Destination Guide, including real-time travel data updates, entry regulations, and travel insurance recommendations.
So, if you’re still debating on where to spend the holidays this season, you might want to consider Germany where all sorts of fun adventures, scenery, good food, and more await.
Why spend another holiday season being bored and doing the same old thing? Go ahead, and try something different this year and take your family (or yourself with friends) to Germany for a real holiday celebration and one you will always remember, as well as treasure.