Did you get your Valentine a gift this year?
If not, there is still time! Travel has grown in popularity as a Valentine’s Day gift. In fact, Expedia.com study reveals that nearly 50% of U.S. adults report having been “forgotten” on Valentine’s Day.
The “Expedia® To the Rescue” study revealed that among those who celebrate Valentine’s Day, planning is often done within days of a holiday. Nearly half (46%) of U.S. adults report that they have had loved ones who had forgotten the date entirely, or canceled plans. 33% of the forgotten reported having taken action in response, ranging from guilt trips and silent treatments to temper tantrums.
Although the gift of travel isn’t common, it is growing more so. 27% of U.S. adults have given the gift of travel in the past and 58% of those who celebrate Valentine’s Day would “definitely or probably” take advantage of an inexpensive getaway deal for Valentine’s Day with a week or two weeks’ notice, if they hadn’t already made other plans.
The company has just introduced a Last Minute Deals program, that just may help some of you:
Groupon Getaways with Expedia couples the flash-sales expertise of Groupon with Expedia’s unparalleled global network of travel suppliers. Groupon Getaways with Expedia follows Groupon’s voucher model, where travelers book a hotel room or package at an exceptional rate, then travel when the time is right. Groupon Getaways with Expedia deals are also transferable, making them ideal gifts.
Nearly four out of ten adults (38%) don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day at all: Those in the Northeast (66%) are more likely to indicate they celebrate this holiday than those in the West (57%). And households with children (77%) are significantly more likely to indicate they celebrate Valentine’s Day than those households without children (57%).
The Non-Valentine’s Day Getaway: 78% of those who have single friends would want to go away with them to celebrate “Non-Valentine’s Day” (i.e., going away for that weekend around Valentine’s Day but not with a romantic partner) to any of seven listed destinations. The top four Non-Valentine’s Day destinations for these adults are: the beach (20%), followed by the casino (18%), a city trip (13%) and a cruise (11%).
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