Love is in the air for Aussie holidaymakers with a third (39%) choosing to jet off with a spouse or partner, rather than with family (28.5%) or friends (8.3%), according to the SureSave 2015 Travel Insurance Index.
The survey of more than 1,000 Australians asked respondents who they last holidayed with. The results showed that South Australians are the most loved up with nearly half (49%) choosing a couples getaway, followed by 40% of people in New South Wales, 39% of Queenslanders and 38% of those in Western Australia and Victoria.
While men are often needled for being unromantic, it’s actually the fairer sex who are least likely to holiday with a partner. Nearly half of the men polled (48%) had taken their last trip with their other half, compared to just 36% of women. Conversely, ‘girls getaways’ (14%) were twice as popular as ‘lads’ holidays’ (8%).
Michael Callaghan, General Manager at SureSave, says: “The data shows the huge demand for couples’ holidays. We provide cover for over 300,000 Australians each year, including thousands of couples taking trips as simple as a weekend getaway, to exotic honeymoons. It’s why we offer help that’s designed for travellers and their individual needs, be they couples or other holiday makers.”
SureSave’s findings also showed that while the average Aussie (38%) takes eight to fourteen-day holidays, a fifth (20%) travelled for over a month on their last trip abroad. This included one third (33%) of people in Tasmania and South Australia. On the other end of the scale, Territorians were most likely to have taken a holiday of seven days or less.
“Taking a holiday is about enjoyment and getting away from everyday life. Our research shows that this can mean very different things from one person to the next across the country, be it a short trip for two, or a month long solo-vacation.
“Australians are looking to take a wide variety of holidays, which means that it’s important to have the right travel insurance. There’s no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ travel insurance policy.” adds Michael.