Feb. 5, 2014
, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its couples getaway survey of nearly 5,000 U.S. respondents, and the top 10 U.S. hotels for romance. According to the survey, 92 percent will enjoy an amorous escape in 2014, up from 78 percent in 2013 and among that group, 17 percent will take a couples trip for Valentine's Day.
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Love at First Flight
More than half (52 percent) of U.S. respondents cited the primary reason for embarking on a couples getaway is simply because they are in love; 23 percent will get away to celebrate an anniversary or birthday; and five percent will travel to spend time away from the kids.
Of those traveling for a couples trip, 75 percent will get to their destination by airplane; 53 percent will travel by car; and 15 percent will arrive by boat.
Love's a Beach
Here's a look at where couples are headed this year:Beach / ocean – 61%City – 39% Island – 24% Mountains – 21%Countryside – 18%
Forty-four percent will travel domestically, 26 percent will travel internationally, and 30 percent will take both international and domestic trips during the year. The most popular major U.S. cities for those traveling are:
Accommodations for Amore
- San Francisco, California
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- New York City, New York
- Miami, Florida
During their starry-eyed escape, 35 percent of travelers will splurge and stay at a luxury hotel; 24 percent will kick back in a chain hotel; 23 percent will hole up in a small hotel. Nineteen percent will enjoy a vacation rental; and 19 percent will stay at a B&B / inn.
Nearly one in three (30 percent) plan to splurge on a hotel room upgrade for their sweetheart.