Travel is a priority for Gringos, according to Allianz Partners USA’s 14th Annual Vacation Confidence Index. It also reveals that a majority of respondents have taken a vacation in the last year, proving that Americans have never been as steadfast about the importance of taking an annual holiday. The survey revealed that 57 percent of Americans have taken a vacation of at least a week to a destination 100 miles or more away from home in the last year, an increase of 44 percent over the previous year. The 2022 Vacation Confidence Index marks the highest percentage of Americans who reported traveling in the last year since 2009, when the survey was first conducted. As international travel remains popular, outbound flight bookings reached just 5 percent under 2019’s levels. Top destinations include Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Philippines.