With Valentine’s Day just passed, Expedia.ca, in order to spotlight the connection between travel and romance, asked Canadians, both those solo and in a relationship, how soon was too soon to take an overnight trip with a new fling, how important it was to have a significant other that was passionate about travelling, where they would most want to travel to within Canada’s borders, and their thoughts on the best romantic vacation a partner could plan.
Here are the key findings from the Expedia.ca Romance Review:
Nearly half of Canadians surveyed (48.4 per cent) feel it is important to have a partner that is passionate about travelling.
Those 65-plus years old (54.8 per cent) were the most likely to feel it was important to have a partner that is passionate about travelling
Almost 30 per cent (28.3 per cent) of Canadians surveyed would consider taking an overnight trip with a significant other after one to three months of dating.
Interestingly, those 18-34 would prefer to wait four to eight months before taking an overnight trip with a significant other.
Banff and Jasper, Alta. topped the list of destinations that Canadians would most want to visit for a romantic getaway as a couple (31.9 per cent).
Vancouver 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 per cent).
For singletons, Montreal topped the list of romantic destinations that they would most want to visit (21.5 per cent).
For almost one-third of respondents, a trip by plane to a tropical destination was considered the most romantic vacation a partner could plan (31.2 per cent).
A road trip weekend getaway was also a top pick, with over one quarter of respondents (25.7 per cent) 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.