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October 23, 2014 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Research by leading travel & lifestyle site lastminute.com.au shows nearly 1 in 3 Australians have never booked a holiday for their partner. Despite this, 77% of women and 72% of men admit they would like their partner to take them away on holidays more often.

The statistics also shows there is definite advantages to couples taking time out together, with 92% of Australians believing travel can spark romance in a relationship.

Plus, when travelling 85% of Australians admit to being more spontaneous, and four-out-of five people say they are more likely to have spur-of-the-moment sex with their partner than when at home. Oh la la.

According to lastminute.com.au spokesperson, and regular romantic escape traveller, Louise Ryan, the research shows that many Australian couples are secretly hoping their partner will book a trip so they can create more holiday memories together, but unless someone takes the initiative it’s not actually going to happen.

“Most people have a desire to be swept away, but wait for their partner to book a trip in vein. Perhaps the answer is to be proactive and book a cheeky weekend away to spice up the romance in a relationship?

“A spontaneous lastminute break can spark romance and allow a reprieve from the day-to-day stresses of everyday life.”

lastminute.com.au is an authority on all things lush, and we have the answer to all your ‘where should we go’ questions. Surprise your partner with a romantic break with these celeb inspired options: 

Uluru, Northern Territory

Follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton and embrace the beauty of the outback with a short romantic break to Uluru, as they did in April this year. Enjoy each others company and watch the glowing red sunset over a glass of bubbly, hike around the rock and dine under the stars together.

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Thailand:

If you really need to escape reality ASAP, then take a note out of the book of The Bachelor’s controversial loved up pair, Blake Garvey and Louise Pillidge, who have recently fled the intense Australian spotlight for a romantic five-star secluded villa stay at the Infinity Residences and Resort on the beautiful Thai island resort of Koh Samui.

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Blue Mountains:

Just a couple of hours from Sydney (or a sneaky 45 minute helicopter ride if you really want to go for the luxe experience!) isEmirates Wolgan Valley Resort which was the wedding venue of Michael & Kyly Clark in 2012. From the breathtaking mountain backdrops to having your own private indoor pool in your villa, or the incredible cuisine, this is a romantic sojourn you won’t want to end.

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Hawaii:

This hot destination is a fav of glamour couple Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington. Feel a world away from reality and spend your mornings by the beach, afternoons sipping mai tais and evenings hitting up the local bars.

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Whitsundays, QLD:

While the Jolie/Pitt clan were in Australia recently for Angelina’s latest film Unbroken, the loved up pair ensured they made the time for romance, being spotted out at about in Airlie Beach. Follow in their footsteps and leave the kids at home for some much needed tropical escape.

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Europe:

Really impress your loved one and pursue the itinerary of Australia’s latest IT couple Buddy Franklin and Jesinta Campbell’s current European vay-cay. This loved up pair have been holidaying in Toulon, France and are believed to be touring Europe over the next few weeks soaking up the romance, culture and incredible sites together.

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*According to lastminute.com.au’s 2014 Travel + Lifestyle Report which surveyed 5,700+ Australians. 

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