63 per cent of Canadians confess travel increases the likelihood of sex
TORONTO, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Travelocity.ca released the results of a new national survey which unpacks the truths
of relationship travel. Sixty-three per cent of Canadians confess
travel increases the likelihood of sex - a steamy statistic - followed
by the desire to experience new things like zip-lining or even trying
"We know Canadians love to travel but Travelocity.ca wanted to uncover the impact of travelling with a partner at all
relationship stages. With Canadians placing so much concentration on
careers and personal time, making time to connect is so important,"
says Travelocity.ca relationship expert, Ashley Howe.
Canadians are after more than just sex when travelling. Romance plays a
huge part in choosing a travel companion, with 88 per cent of
respondents saying they would rather travel with their partner than
anyone else. Not shocking, as travel is one of the rare opportunities
couples get to connect and discover more about one another. In fact, 38
per cent of respondents reported the most valuable thing they learned
about their partner is how much more they have in common with them than
they previously thought.
The survey also uncovered that Canadians are choosey when it comes to
romantic destinations. Rome (33 per cent) is the most popular
destination couples would like to visit with their partner next. New
York, Cancun and Las Vegas are also popular getaways with Canadian
couples, however, almost half of those surveyed felt European
destinations had the most to offer them as a couple when travelling
"The survey results show that we always have something more to learn
about our partner. And it's through opening yourselves up to new
experiences, like taking a trip somewhere new, that you're able to
create unique travel experiences and memories that only the two of you
share," said Howe.
So, whether in Rome, Vegas or Cancun, it's clear Canadian couples travelling together are open to an influx
in romance, sex and exciting new experiences when they travel.
Interested in unpacking your own relationships travel truths? Escape
with your partner on a summer getaway by visiting www.travelocity.ca/ashleyhowe.
The survey found additional travel truths including:
46 per cent of respondents of the 18-34 age demographic reported that
relationships were better after taking a vacation
94 per cent of respondents say that focusing on enjoying their partner's
company is the best part of travelling together
Almost half of Canadians (47 per cent) surveyed felt that Europe was the destination that best suited them as couple
33 per cent of survey respondents reported their inhibitions lowered
Travelocity.ca® is committed to being the traveller's champion -- before, during and
after the trip - and provides the most comprehensive and proactive
guarantee in the industry. This customer-driven focus, backed by 24/7
live phone support, competitive prices and powerful shopping technology
has made Travelocity.ca part of one of the largest travel companies in
the world - Travelocity.com LP. Travelocity.ca and Travelocity.com LP
are owned by Sabre Holdings Corporation, a world leader in travel
marketing and distribution.
From May 10 to May 13, 2013, an online survey was conducted among 1,004
randomly selected Canadian adults that have travelled by air in the
past 12 months for leisure and are currently in a relationship, who are
Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling
variability—is +/- 3.1%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been
statistically weighted according to education, age, gender and region
to ensure a representative sample. Discrepancies in or between totals
are due to rounding.
For further information:
For media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah Leone, Citizen Optimum Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-306-6711