Aussie lovers test, save and spice up their relationships with travel

New research by reveals Australian’s romantic interests, whether people are single or in a relationship, plays a significant role in deciding whether to book a holiday; and in many cases seeking love & romance is the sole reason for travel.

The ‘Holiday Lovers’ research found that many people choose destinations based on their ability to ‘pick-up’ a holiday fling. At the other end of the spectrum, others book last minute escapes to save a relationship that’s ‘on the rocks’.

Get out of here: Travel is the best post breakup medicine

Forget drowning your sorrows in bed, watching sad movies and eating icecream, according to a survey of 4100+ Australians by one in four (25%) people have booked a last minute holiday following a relationship breakup; with most people choosing to travel solo and many returning home feeling empowered.

Of those who decided to take a sponataneous holiday to celebrate their new status, one in two (48%) took ‘time out’ and travelled solo, over one in three (35%) decided to enjoy a partying holiday with friends, 8% went to find a rebound romance, while just 3% decided to visit a yoga retreat. 

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 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%) 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.