Expedia.ca Romance View charts connection between romance and travel

Expedia.ca asked Canadians a number of questions spotlighting the connection between travel and romance.

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.