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Valentine's Survey Finds Traveling Together Strengthens Relationships, Makes Sex Better

Couples who take regular trips report increased satisfaction and romance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Instead of buying jewelry and chocolate this Valentine's Day, consider planning a trip for you and your sweetheart.  New research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, found at TravelEffect.com, reports couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with their relationships, enjoying better sex and improved romance long after the trip ends. 

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"Couples who take time to vacation alone together at least once each year report happier, healthier relationships overall compared to those who do not travel as couples," says Pam Loeb, principal of Edge Research, who conducted the telephone survey of 1,100 adults.

Key research findings include:
  • Couples prefer taking a short trip to receiving gifts - Nearly two-thirds of couples (63%) surveyed say a weekend getaway is more likely to spark romance than large or small gifts. Just one-third (36%) viewed receiving small gifts the same way, and only 15% rated getting big gifts like jewelry as important to improving romance.
  • Traveling alone together sparks romance - More than eight in ten (83%) of those who travel as a couple say the romance is still alive in their relationship, and fully seven in ten (72%) of the couples surveyed believe traveling inspires romance.
  • Couples who travel together report having a better sex life than those who don't - Three-quarters (77%) of respondents who travel as a couple say that they have a good sex life, compared to 63% of couples who do not travel together.  More than one in every four couples (28%) say their sex life improved after traveling together – and of those, 40% say sex together is permanently better after travel.
  • Couples who travel together have more time for intimacy and sex - A majority (59%) of couples say that being more intimate is an important reason to vacation together.  Among couples that did not take a trip together in the past year, nearly one in four (23%) say they "do not have enough time for intimacy and sex."

"What we've long known anecdotally, we're now proving through authoritative research: travel has a positive effect on relationships," says Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, which launched the "Travel Effect" campaign this month to boost awareness of travel's benefits.  "Couples who travel together have healthier, happier relationships compared to those who do not travel together. This Valentine's Day, couples should strengthen their relationships in a meaningful way and take a trip together."

Edge Research performed the Random Digit Dialing (RDD) telephone survey between November 26 and December 9, 2012. The survey ensured a census representative sample of adults in relationships, with quotas on gender, age, and region. For additional survey results, visit www.traveleffect.com.  

About Travel Effect

Travel Effect is a campaign of the U.S. Travel Association, the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $1.9 trillion in economic output and supports 14.4 million jobs. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States.  www.traveleffect.com

SOURCE U.S. Travel Association

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