According to our traveler data, this year’s most popular July 4th travel destinations for Americans include Italy, the United Kingdom, France, and Mexico. However, despite the popularity of these easily accessible international destinations, Americans are more likely to travel within the United States as they take advantage of the upcoming holiday weekend.
Of travelers with an Arch RoamRight travel insurance plan covering a trip during the July 4th holiday, 11.4% are traveling within the United States. The next most popular destination, Italy, accounts for 8.5% of the same travelers.
Top 10 Most Popular Travel Destinations for the July 4th Holiday in 2019:
- United States (11.4%)
- Italy (8.5%)
- United Kingdom (5.6%)
- France (5.1%)
- Mexico (3.6%)
- Germany (3.6%)
- Canada (3.5%)
- Spain (3.2%)
- Greece (2.6%)
- Israel (2.2%)
Most Popular U.S. Destinations for July 4th:
For travelers who are planning trips within the U.S. during this same time frame, the most popular destination states include:
- California (12.2%)
- Hawaii (9.2%)
- Florida (7.6%)
- New York (7.1%)
- Alaska (5.7%)
Travel Insurance and July 4th Travel
Those traveling more than 100 miles from home for the 4th of July should consider travel insurance to help protect their travel plans, even if those plans only involve domestic travel. The summer months correlate with the Atlantic hurricane season, which began on June 1st and can often disrupt travel plans.
“July 4th is right in the middle of hurricane season in the Atlantic, meaning popular coastal destinations in the United States and destinations like Mexico or the Caribbean are susceptible to major storms that can interrupt or completely derail travel plans,” said Cory Sobczyk, Vice President of Business Development for Arch RoamRight.
“Travel insurance, especially if you are traveling during these months to a destination that can experience a hurricane, should be at the top of your packing list. Delays brought on by coastal weather can often reverberate throughout the airline industry, so extra caution should always be taken when traveling domestically during hurricane season even if you are traveling to states outside the traditional hurricane zones,” said Mr. Sobczyk.
Arch RoamRight offers travel insurance plans and optional upgrades for Americans traveling both domestically and internationally. In addition to trip cancellation, interruption and delay coverage related to hurricanes, travel insurance may help protect you if your vacation plans change, such as if you need to cancel your trip for other unexpected reasons or if your luggage is lost or delayed. Travel insurance may also provide medical coverage for emergencies that occur while traveling.
About the Data
The data was collected at the time of purchase of Arch RoamRight travel insurance products. The dataset is not large enough to arrive at a conclusions that concretely summarize travel trends. Percentages listed above are of the total number of travelers with Arch RoamRight travel insurance policies who listed their travel destination when purchasing insurance.