The Most Popular European Holiday Destination Will Surprise You

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Year after year, Americans flock to one surprising country during the holiday season.

Travel insurance comparison site, Squaremouth.com, 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)

1

USA

USA

2

Mexico

Mexico

3

Bahamas

Turks and Caicos

4

Turks and Caicos

Costa Rica

5

Dominican Republic

Italy

6

Costa Rica

Israel

7

Germany

Greece

8

France

France

9

US Virgin Islands

Spain

10

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

11

Thailand

Canada

12

Israel

Dominican Republic

13

Italy

Iceland

14

Aruba

Germany

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.

Related Travel Data:
4 New Holiday Travel Trends Revealed
Summer Travel Recap
Europe Returns to Top Tourist Destination

Notes to editors

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SOURCE Squaremouth