Holiday travel rose 17% in 2021, according to statistics compiled by travel insurance company Allianz.
These are the top international destinations for Americans throughout the holiday season.
10. Paris, France
Christmas in Paris is more beautiful than ever, with decorations, lights, Christmas markets, and holiday shopping.
Despite the fact that most of the most popular foreign destinations for travelers include warm weather, sun, and tropical beaches, Paris is an excellent choice for those who want to spend Christmas in Europe.
9. Turks and Caicos Islands
Many Americans visit the Turks and Caicos Islands to experience a truly unique Caribbean vacation. With its white sandy beaches and azure ocean, these islands are a piece of heaven on earth.
Turks & Caicos is a great place for scuba diving. If you want to treat yourself to a luxurious Christmas getaway, you’ll find plenty of luxury resorts here, too.
8. Oranjestad, Aruba
Aruba has long been a popular tourist destination, despite its relatively remote location in the southern Caribbean Sea, near the coast of Venezuela.
Aruba’s reputation as “One Happy Island” and its many resorts, stunning beaches and nightlife make it an ideal destination to celebrate Christmas in the tropics.
7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is known as one of the most affordable Caribbean countries to visit this winter.
Punta Cana is a popular tourist destination because of its stunning beaches and inexpensive all-inclusive resorts. This is an excellent choice for a budget-friendly Christmas trip.
6. Nassau, Bahamas
The Bahamas is a chain of islands located about 50 miles from Florida, making it accessible to many American visitors.
Nassau attracts visitors for its stunning coral reefs, which are popular with divers and snorkelers.
5. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a popular Pacific Coast vacation spot for Americans.
This city is known for its beautiful beaches, water sports and vibrant nightlife. If you are looking for a fun Christmas getaway abroad, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be.
4. Montego Bay, Jamaica
This Christmas, sunny Jamaica is among the most popular international destinations for Americans.
If you want to escape the cold winter weather at home, there is no better place to go than Montego Bay, where you can enjoy a refreshing drink on the beach while listening to reggae music.
3. London, England
Many Americans travel to Europe for the holidays, and London tops the list of most popular European destinations for Christmas.
Christmas in London is a wonderful experience. The city’s streets are decked out in Christmas lights and decorations, and there’s plenty to see and do, from seeing the famous Big Ben to visiting Buckingham Palace to admiring the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London.
2. San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is another hot beach destination in Mexico this winter.
Many Americans on the country’s Pacific coast learn that they prefer Cabo San Lucas to Cancun. Cabo San Lucas is known for its beautiful beaches and for being the “Wellness Capital” of Mexico.
1. Cancun, Mexico
This Mexican hotspot is consistently on the list of most popular places for American visitors, especially those from the East Coast.
Cancun resorts are expected to reach 95% capacity this winter as Americans flee the cold to beautiful beaches.