Contiki have shared the results of a survey found that twenty percent of travellers found love on their Contiki trip.
A surprisingly impressive eight percent even said it wasn’t just a holiday fling, but a romance that lasted off the plane!
Perhaps even more surprising, ninety percent of young people interviewed said they believe romance isn’t dead. Fifty-five percent were ‘single and hopeful’, a promising state pre-Valentine’s Day.
When it comes to travelling, forty three percent said their partner was their ideal travel companion – despite the popular belief that travelling together makes or breaks a relationship. Not ideal to be trapped on a cruise ship with your ex.
Twenty eight percent would pick their best friend to travel with, and nineteen percent would go solo.
Luckily for those looking for a travel romance, domestic travel is at an all time high – forget the foreign fling. Seventy seven percent of those surveyed planned to explore their home this year.
Contiki’s new Aussie Adventures package is a reminder that travel isn’t just about where you visit, it’s about who you meet.
“We know most want the opportunity to travel together again with the freedom and flexibility to be social whether travelling solo, with friends or a partner,” said Katrina Barry, Contiki Managing Director.
“To experience those magic moments that travel brings and to leave with memories that will stay with them forever, it’s on everyone’s mind.”
Contiki has been using their Instagram and Facebook pages to share peoples’ #contikilovestories.
Sarah Kilgariff on Instagram:
I met my Australian husband on the London to Athens plus Greek Island Hoping tour in 2009. We married in 2014 and one of my bridesmaids was from the tour as well. My hubby and I have three daughters and all because we chose Contiki. Wasn’t love at first sight, but over the tour, his charm got to me and by Greece we were a ‘not so sneaky Contiki couple’ lol, the rest is history!
Lauren Bruce on Facebook:
Andy and I met at Stockholm airport the day before we started our 10-day tour of Scandinavia in 2008. It was love at first sight. When he got back to NZ, he quit his job and moved to be with me in Perth. We got married in 2012 and have two beautiful children. We are living happily ever after.
Contiki has also documented those who met some of their closest friends while onboard.
Imogen Evans on Instagram:
Met my best mate on the big walkabout tour in Australia in 2019! Turns out we only lived an hour and a half away in England but took meeting on the other side of the world to bring us together. One of the best people I’ve ever met and couldn’t have done it without Contiki!
Whether domestic or international, travel is clearly one of the best ways to find love – maybe romance isn’t dead after all.
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