February 2015

Stuck for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift? Aussies favourite date night is a stay in a luxurious hotel

Forget the traditional dinner and a movie, according to leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au one in four Australians agree a night of five-star hotel luxury is the ultimate date night idea.

The survey, of 4100+ Australians, showed the ideal date night in order is:

  • A night in a luxe five-star hotel (26%)
  • A night at a fine dining restaurant (22%)
  • When my partner surprises me (16%)
  • A sunset picnic (14%)
  • Going to see a band (9%)

lastminute.com.au spokesperson Louise Ryan says a night in a five-star hotel is the ultimate recipe for romance for couples looking to escape and spoil themselves a little.

One in four Aussies have booked a holiday after getting social media FOMO

Uploading a sun-kissed holiday selfie doesn’t just result in a few facebook ‘likes’, according to lastminute.com.au data*, which shows one in four (25%) Australian’s have booked a holiday after getting ‘FOMO’ seeing a friend’s travel photos on social media.

According to the 2015 survey, of 4100+ Australian’s: 

Generation Y is most likely to turn their social media scrolling into action, with over one in three (37%) people aged 18 to 34 years admitting they have booked a trip after getting social media envy. Of those, 29% went to the same destination as their social media friend and 57% went ‘somewhere even better’.