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More Than Half of Americans Planning at Least One “Micro-cation” This Summer

More Than Half of Americans Planning at Least One “Micro-cation” This Summer

A Quarter of Americans Will Take “Multi Micro-Cations” this Summer, According to Allianz Partners USA’s 14th Annual Vacation Confidence Index  



Richmond, Virginia, June 21, 2022 – Americans are looking to take quick getaways this summer, favoring a “micro-cation” versus the traditional week-long vacation, according to a new survey from Allianz Partners USA.  


Since coining the term in 2019, the travel insurance and assistance company has followed Americans’ intent to take a micro-cation, defined as a leisure trip at least 100 miles away from home that’s four nights or fewer in duration.  


According to this year’s 14th annual Vacation Confidence Index, more than half of respondents (53%) say their next vacation will be a micro-cation and almost a quarter (23%, up two points from last year) are planning multiple micro-vacations, aka ‘multi micro-cations,’ a new travel trend identified in last year’s Vacation Confidence Index.  

Seven in ten (71%, up from 67% last year) Americans will travel away from home between now and September for at least one night, and four in ten (39%, up from 34% last year) are planning multiple trips away from home this summer.  


The average number of trips Americans anticipate taking away from home this summer is 1.4, up from 1.2 last year. Younger Americans ages 18-34 (44%) and men (40%) are leading the multiple trips trend, planning two or more between now and September.  

The survey also revealed how spending habits change based on the duration of the trip. For one-night micro-cationers, the average anticipated spend is $606; for travelers planning a two-night getaway, the average is $410 per night. The anticipated average spend drops for three- and four-nights away, with a $325 average per night and $323 average per night, respectively.    


“The Summer travel season is here, and Americans are taking advantage of those banked vacation days,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. “Whether it’s a road trip, a getaway to the mountains or to the beach for some R&R, Americans are planning quick getaways, and many are planning multiple trips to help satisfy their desire for travel. For frequent travelers, an annual travel insurance policy covering a year’s worth of travel is a great idea, offering convenience and value.”  



The Vacation Confidence Index has been conducted each summer since 2010 by national polling firm Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Allianz Partners USA.  


In March 2021, Allianz Partners announced enhancements*** to many of its travel insurance products in most states through an Epidemic Coverage Endorsement. Products that include this endorsement may provide coverage to customers who become ill with COVID-19 or a future epidemic, are individually ordered to quarantine, or are denied boarding due to a suspected illness. These products also may cover emergency medical care and transportation or provide reimbursement for change fees and loyalty points deposit fees if the customer becomes ill with an epidemic disease. Availability of the Epidemic Coverage Endorsement, and specific covered reasons under that endorsement, varies by product and by state. See your plan for details. 


Allianz Partners offers travel insurance through most major U.S. airlines, leading travel agents, online travel agencies, hotel companies, cruise lines and directly to consumers. For more information on Allianz and available travel policies, please visit  



About Allianz Partners

In the United States, Allianz Partners USA (AGA Service Company) offers Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans and serves millions of customers each year. In addition to travel protection, the company offers event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Partners USA is part of the Allianz Partners group. Allianz Partners is a world leader in B2B2C insurance and assistance, offering global solutions that span international health and life, travel insurance, mobility and assistance. Customer driven, our innovative experts are redefining insurance services by delivering future-ready, high-tech, high-touch products and solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. Present in over 75 countries, our 19,400 employees speak 70 languages, handle over 58 million cases each year, and are motivated to go the extra mile to offer peace of mind to our customers around the world.   


*** While the new Epidemic Coverage Endorsement adds certain covered reasons that apply to specific epidemic-related situations, products otherwise generally do not cover claims due to known, foreseeable, or expected events, epidemics, government prohibitions, warnings, or travel advisories, or fear of travel, and coverage can vary by state. Please see our Coverage Alert for information about other temporary accommodations that may be available. Benefits for quarantines only apply when an eligible traveler is specifically named and individually ordered to quarantine by order or official directive of a government, public regulatory authority, or the captain of a commercial vessel on which that eligible traveler is booked to travel during the covered trip, based on that eligible traveler’s exposure to COVID-19. The benefit does not cover travel restrictions (whether or not they are referred to as “quarantine”) that apply generally or broadly (a) to some segment or all of a population, geographical area, building, or vessel (including without limitation shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, safer-at-home, or other similar restriction), or (b) based on to, from, or through where the person is traveling. Coverage may not cover the full cost of your quarantine and is subject to applicable benefit limits. See your plan for details.