Six percent of American travelers said they have canceled vacation plans due to fear of further violence
following incidents abroad, according to Allianz Global
Assistance’s Vacation Confidence Index released Monday.
to Allianz, recent attacks — including those in Turkey, Brussels, Israel and
France — have caused 22% of respondents to alter their vacation plans,
including the 6% who said they have canceled. Others said they changed
vacation locations (5%), changed travel dates (4%), changed their mode of
transportation (4%), changed local tours (4%), changed accommodations (3%) or
purchased travel insurance (3%).
revealed that the majority of Americans, 86%, have concerns about terrorist
attacks occurring while they are on vacation. They are mostly concerned with
potential attacks in the Middle East, followed by Europe and then Africa.
concerns about Europe, Allianz said a flight-booking analysis showed a
10% increase in travel to the continent overall this summer.
seeing is that the American traveler is a complex demographic that shares
common fears and concerns, but deviate greatly on where they find those fears
and how they face them,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz
Global Assistance USA.
Vacation Confidence Index was based off a poll conducted by Ipsos on Allianz’s
behalf in May. In total, 2,007 Americans were interviewed online.