Americans’ travel to Europe expected to increase sixfold this summer: Travel Weekly

Travel to Europe this summer will increase by 600% compared to last summer, according to travel insurance provider Allianz Partners.

“European destinations have made a major push to welcome Americans back, and our data shows huge pent-up demand for travel to the continent,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA.

Allianz has analyzed more than 40,000 flight routes for trips of five to eight days this summer, between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Three-quarters of Americans traveling to Europe plan to spend seven days on vacation, while 11% plan to spend eight days.

The top destination, London, remains unchanged from last year and will capture 22% of all bookings in Europe. Allianz suggested the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee festivities be part of the draw.

Paris and Dublin have switched places this year, with Paris ranking No. 1. 2 and Dublin, No. 3. The Icelandic capital Reykjavik remained in fourth place.

Rounding out the top ten this year, Rome; Edinburgh, Scotland; Lisbon, Portugal; Athens; Barcelona; and Amsterdam. Lisbon wasn’t in the top 10 last year. Ireland’s Shannon dropped out of the Allianz top 10.