Do you split the bill for your romantic trips?

Do you split the bill for your romantic trips?

TripAdvisor has revealed the top travel romance habits as Valentine’s Day arrives…

Romance is in the air - literally - with one in 12 travellers planning a Valentine's Day getaway this year. According to travel review expert TripAdvisor, and its survey of nearly 7,000 Brits, two thirds of couples are also planning to take at least one romantic trip abroad in 2014. In addition, the survey revealed that 66% of people would split the cost of their romantic getaways, while one in ten women reckoned they'd be covering the majority of the bill. Read on for more fun (and enlightening!) facts...

Old faves trump new adventures

The majority of couples are set to sacrifice new adventures in favour of reliving past holiday highlights. Two thirds of those planning a couple's getaway within the UK will head to a destination they've visited with their partner before, while around half of those arranging a romantic jaunt overseas have also planned to go a previously visited destination, compared to just 38% trying somewhere new.

More than one in six (17%) of those surveyed who were married or engaged admitted they planned to revisit the place where their marriage proposal took place.

Paris is still the home of holiday romance

In keeping with its reputation as the city of love, Paris topped the list of the most romantic destination Britons had ever visited, followed by Venice, Rome and the Maldives. City breaks proved the most popular with over half of those surveyed planning such a trip this year. Of those opting for a domestic getaway, a third will head to south-west England.

"When it comes to planning a romantic trip away, it seems most of us would rather stick to what we know rather than take a chance on a new destination," says James Kay of TripAdvisor. "We found that British couples are much more likely to make a considered decision together rather than let one person make a spur-of-the-moment choice on where to go."

Get inspired

TripAdvisor has also revealed its Top 10 Romantic Hotels (in both the world and the UK) as part of its 2014 Travellers' Choice Awards. Guarantee your next break will be romantic by picking a place on the list:

Best in the world:

1.    The Place Luxury Boutique Villas, Koh Tao, Thailand
2.    Akademie Street Boutique Hotel, Franschhoek, South Africa
3.    Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
4.    Aia Mattonata Relais, Siena, Italy
5.    Astra Suites, Imerovigli, Greece
6.    Lindos Blu, Rhodes, Greece
7.    Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives
8.    Veligandu Island Resort and Spa, North Ari Atoll, Maldives
9.    Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai, UAE
10. 2inn1 Kensington, Cape Town Central, South Africa

Best in the UK:

1.    The Old Rectory Hotel, Martinhoe, Devon
2.    The Elmdene, Torquay, Devon
3.    Shelley's, Lynmouth, Devon
4.    La Haule Manor Hotel, St. Aubin, Jersey
5.    Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Devon
6.    Cranleigh Boutique, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
7.    Boskerris Hotel, St Ives, Cornwall
8.    Trelaske Hotel & Restaurant, Looe, Cornwall
9.    Rampsbeck Country House Hotel, Watermillock, Cumbria
10. Cedar Manor Hotel and Restaurant, Windermere, Cumbria

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