U.S. travel to Europe dashes to new heights for 2023 holiday

The number of Americans heading to Europe for the holidays is up significantly compared to last year

Nov 28, 2023

Allianz Partners USA reviewed more than 1.3 million travel itineraries across the peak holiday travel period to highlight the season's most popular European destinations for 2023. Roundtrip flights departing from United States airports between Wednesday, November 22, 2023, and Thursday, January 4, 2024, were considered.

Key takeaways

  • Americans continue to be enchanted by London, England's city lights and festive holiday markets, holding onto its number one spot since the survey's inception in 2016;
  • Paris is anticipated to see a high number of U.S. travelers as well in its consistent number two position;
  • Some destinations will experience a significant increase in travelers this year, particularly in the Iberian Peninsula, with a notable rise in American travel to Madrid, Spain (+ 37%), Barcelona, Spain (+ 61%) and Lisbon, Portugal (+ 47%).

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