Allianz Partners’ Annual Survey Highlights a 9% Increase in Rental Cars Booked for Popular 2023 Travel Season
RICHMOND, VA, March 20, 2023 – The call of the open road has Americans getting behind the wheel to explore popular U.S. cities during spring break vacation season, according to travel insurance and assistance provider Allianz Partners USA. Rental vehicles both transport travelers to their chosen vacation destinations and provide the freedom to explore from the comfort of a private vehicle. Following a significant inventory shortage in rental fleets during the pandemic, this year’s survey delivers a notable 9% increase in rental car bookings over last year.
With many Americans having abandoned a daily commute in favor of remote work, spring break presents an alluring opportunity to literally take the road less traveled. Allianz Partners USA’s review of the top rental car locations for spring break 2023 reveals a preference for beaches and other southerly U.S. cities including perennial favorites Orlando, Phoenix and Los Angeles in the top three positions. Rounding out the top 10 rental car destinations are Las Vegas, Tampa, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Denver, Dallas, and San Diego. To generate this year’s list, Allianz Partners USA reviewed rental car reservations for mid-February thru mid-April from its partners that offer the Allianz Rental Car Damage Protector product. The car rental findings align with a recent survey of the company’s airline customers that found that 84% of travelers taking spring break trips in 2023 will remain stateside for the traditional travel season.
“Upgraded rental fleets from electric to luxury vehicles also elevate the appeal of a rental car for spring break travelers looking to add vacation perks,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications for Allianz Partners USA. “Available on many of our annual products and as an optional add-on in some of our single trip products, Allianz’s Rental Car Damage Protector provides the coverage, benefits and service travelers need at a reasonable cost, which can save both time and money at the rental car counter.”
Allianz Partners offers its Rental Car Damage Protector through leading travel providers and directly to consumers as an alternative to the typically higher priced collision damage insurance products that are available at traditional rental car counters. The product provides primary coverage, includes no deductible, can be purchased for domestic or most overseas rentals and is backed by Allianz’s award-winning customer service and 24/7 travel assistance. Rental Car Damage Protector* plans may include $1,000 in Trip Interruption coverage, which can be used to reimburse travelers for the unused portion of their pre-paid expenses or for extra unexpected transportation expenses when insured customers have to cut their trip short due to a reason covered by their policy. It also may include $1,000 in coverage for lost, damaged or stolen baggage.
Top Domestic Destinations for Spring Break 2023 Car Rentals
Methodology: U.S. travelers’ 2023 spring break car rental data was gathered by analyzing 22,506 reservations made through the online booking process of car rental insurance paths for partners offering Allianz Global Assistance to generate rental car bookings from U.S. airports during Spring Break season, defined as February 17 – April 17, 2023.
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.
*Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply to all plans. See plan for full details. Plans are available only to U.S. residents. Not all plans are available in all jurisdictions. Rental Car Damage Protector does not provide bodily injury and property damage liability insurance, and does not provide coverage for vehicles driven in Jamaica; other location-based restrictions may apply, see your plan for details. Benefits, coverage, exclusions, and limits vary by plan and by state, and sub-limits may apply. Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage, when purchased as part of an annual plan, is not available to KS, TX, and NY residents. For WA residents, Rental Car Damage and Theft Coverage may not be available in all plans. For a complete description of the coverage and benefit limits offered under your specific plan, carefully review your plan’s Letter of Confirmation/Declarations and Certificate of Insurance/Policy. Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company (OH, Administrative Office: Oakbrook Terrace, IL), rated “A‐” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 series or 52.401 series, or Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office: Richmond, VA), rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101‐C series or 101‐P series, depending on state of residence. AGA Service Company d/b/a Allianz Global Assistance is the licensed producer and administrator of Allianz Travel-branded travel protection plans in the U.S. and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. AGA Service Company is doing business as Allianz Global Assistance Insurance Agency in California (License # 0B01400) and Massachusetts. Allianz Global Assistance, Allianz Partners, TravelSmart, and AgentSmart are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage due to the affiliation between Allianz Global Assistance and Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance and assistance services. Noninsurance benefits/products are provided and serviced by Allianz Global Assistance. All claims subject to policy terms, conditions, and exclusions.