It’s a great big world out there, and if you’re itching for a holiday you might have a particular destination calling your name.
There is so much to see. Whether you’re in need of a big adventure, a relaxing getaway or a trip to make some memories, it’s never been easier to travel – but which destinations are the most popular?
To find out which countries are the most popular locales for a vacation, the travel insurance experts at Compare the Market have analysed Google search data for almost every country on the planet (178 different nations) to see which countries are the most popular.
Here are the results.
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View the full results here.
The destination you travel to has an impact on how much you might pay for travel insurance, and whether or not you’ll be able to get cover at all. Compare the Market’s General Manager of General Insurance, Adrian Taylor, explains.
“When Australians go to compare and/or buy travel insurance with us, they need to list every country they wish to visit on their journey,” Taylor begins. “Travel insurers typically group and categorise destinations together, based on a variety of factors such as distance from Australia, flight costs, estimated medical expenses and other risk factors.”
“For example, medical costs are very expensive in the USA, so the States can have a different cost for travel insurance than another country for the same length of stay. Other countries might be riskier due to specific dangers or a higher rate of claims for incidents, so travel insurers will charge a higher premium.”
“Insurers likely won’t provide cover if you plan a trip to a nation with an active “do not travel” warning from the Australian Government. If you already had cover when a travel warning occurs and you cancel your trip, that can be covered, but not if one is already in place when you buy travel insurance,” Taylor explains.
“It’s vital to read the Policy Disclosure Statement (PDS) for details on what will and won’t be covered before you buy.”