London, Paris Head List of Allianz Global Top 20 Euro Destinations

Above, London

 

 

With all due respect to Asia, Africa, and those other four wonderful continents, we’d pretty much always rather be in Europe. We’re not alone in this, as 2018 saw the visits to EU member nations rise by 2%. Some cities, like Amsterdam and Barcelona, are actually struggling to deal with too much tourism.

A new report by Allianz Global, a top travel insurance and assistance firm, has just revealed Europe’s most popular 20 destinations for Americans this summer – and no surprise, London and Paris are at the top. Though we were a bit surprised to learn that the former’s numbers were nearly double the latter’s. (Maybe everyone’s trying to visit before Brexit turns Britain into a backwater?) Still and all, do not expect the fire at Notre Dame to significantly affect Paris’ visitor count.

 

Musee du Louvre, Paris

 

There were some real surprises, with Reykjavik coming in at third, Lisbon shooting up to the 10th spot, Manchester sneaking its way on to the list, and both Copenhagen and Florence not making it at all.

“While major cities like London and Paris remain popular,” says Allianz representative Daniel Durazo, “we see travelers going beyond the traditional in recent years, exploring lesser-known destinations like Manchester.”

The survey analyzed trips planned for May 25 through September 3, 2019. Here’s the whole list.

 

1 – London, 25%
2 – Paris, 13.3%
3 – Reykjavik, 12.3%
4 – Dublin, 6.8%
5 – Rome, 4.6%
6 – Amsterdam, 4.2%
7 – Barcelona, 3.7%
8 – Edinburgh, 3.3%
9 – Madrid, 3.1%
10 – Lisbon, 2.7%
11 – Milan, 2%
12 – Athens, 1.9%
13 – Nice, 1.5%
14 – Zurich, 1.5%
15 – Frankfurt, 1.4%
16 – Prague, 1.1%
17 – Manchester, 1.1%
18 – Venice, 1%
19 – Brussels, 1%
20 – Munich, .9%

 

Reykjavik
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