The Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Travel Index shows that Americans will spend a record $100 billion on summer vacations in 2014, up 20% from last year. More than half of Americans, 52%, say they’re confident they’ll take a summer vacation this year, up 5 points from last year. And, they say they’ll spend more, with the average American vacationer planning on spending $1,894 on the family vacation, up 8% from last year. Allianz calculates that this means the industry will see an $18 billion increase over last year’s spending. Get the full story at Travel Weekly