With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is in the air. If you’re like me, you have a passion for travel and a desire to see the world. Expedia.ca asked Canadians in a recent survey, how soon is too soon to take a trip with your new fling and we share some surprising facts about love, travel and when is the right time to take that next step with that special someone in your life. You may just want to go on a trip to Savannah straight away or you may want to wait. It is completely up to you.
It’s an interesting question – how soon is too soon. I think about it a lot because in relationships I was usually the one to say I love you first. Similarly, taking a trip with someone new in your life can be a touchy subject. So when I read some of the following facts, I came to realize that love and travel are two subject that should always go hand in hand.
Here are the key findings from the Expedia.ca Romance Review:
- Nearly half of Canadians surveyed (48.4%) feel it is important to have a partner that is passionate about travelling
- Those 65+ years old (54.8%) were the most likely to feel it was important to have a partner that is passionate about travelling
How soon is too soon?
- Almost 30 per cent (28.3%) of Canadians surveyed would consider taking an overnight trip with a significant other after 1-3 months of dating
- Interestingly, those 18-34 would prefer to wait 4-8 months before taking an overnight trip with a significant other
Where the romance is:
- Banff and Jasper, Alberta topped the list of destinations that Canadians would most want to travel to for a romantic getaway as a couple (31.9%)
- Couples could consider staying a hotel like The Fairmont Banff Springs, located in the heart of Banff National Park. Fairmont Banff Springs is luxury mountain resort that offers unparalleled skiing in the winter and an award winning spa, the perfect combination for a couple looking to have fun and relax.
- Vancouver, British Columbia was the most popular travel destination that Canadians aged 18-24 would most want to travel to for a romantic getaway as a couple (31.9%)
- Younger couples might consider staying at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront, located just steps from downtown Vancouver, along with stunning views and first-class cuisine. With perks like onsite fitness training, complimentary bicycle use and hotel car, the experience is one not to miss.
- For singletons, Montreal, Quebec topped the list of romantic destinations that they would most want to travel to (21.5%)
- Ladies on visiting Montreal for a “Galentines Day” getaway, could have a girl’s only weekend at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. Located in downtown Montreal near McGill University the hospitality experience is enhanced by luxurious and comforting loft style guestrooms. The hotel is in the perfect proximity to the best dining, shopping and nightlife Montreal has to offer.
The results for the best romantic vacation are in:
- A trip by plane to a tropical destination was considered the most romantic vacation a partner could plan for almost one third of respondents (31.2%)
- Some ideas to inspire tropical travel can be found here, here and here
- A road trip weekend getaway was also a top pick, with over one quarter of respondents (25.7%) selecting this option as the most romantic vacation a partner could plan. This was especially true of Canadians surveyed aged 18-34 and for Canadians earning less than $24,000
To see the full article on romantic Canadian destinations, make sure to click here. And of course, to book the perfect vacation with that special someone, head to www.expedia.ca today – remember that romance is so important and some of the most romantic memories I will ever have with Julio were made on a trip.
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