Women prefer to go solo

2013-06-28 15:21
Cape Town – Is it boring to travel with your other half? To others travelling with your partner is known to have positive effects in as far as the relationship is concerned but a recent study reveals something different. 

iafrica.com reports that millions of married women are having time of their lives known as ‘girlie breaks’ without their husbands when getting away from busy life.

Researchers reveal that as many as six out of ten women have travelled for holidays with friends leaving their partners behind at home and some of the reasons might be the preference of different types of holidays.

Carmelina Tangi, spokesperson for Hilton HHonors, which commissioned the research to mark of the launch of The Great Getaway discounts said a variety is the spice of life and trying new experiences and exploring cultures.

"Different trips suit different purposes, so whether you're looking for the luxury escape of a lifetime, family fun on a beach break, fine dining, culture, and spas or shopping, it makes sense to share these experiences with different people in our lives." Said Tangi.

The study of 2000 Brits in long-term relationships revealed that 61 percent of women have enjoyed a partner or child-free holiday at some stage, while more than one in ten saying they regularly go away with other people.

However, 59 percent of those enjoy a girls' holiday with friends, while another one in four go away with their parents.
A city break was found to be the most common partner-free holiday, followed by a shopping or spa break and short haul beach holidays.

Tango also said the research has also revealed that women aren't the only ones heading off on holidays alone, with two thirds of men also admitting to holidaying with friends while their other half stays at home.

“The main reason for this was to experience a different type of holiday, with one in seven going on a sports orientated break with their mates. Men did own up to getting it wrong sometimes, with one in three confessing to having missed their wedding anniversary due to going away with friends instead of their wife,” Said the researcher.

Among popular destinations, Spain was named as the most popular country for a 'Me-ni break', followed by France and Italy, while London and Barcelona are the top choices for a city break with friends.

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