The most popular spots for a Valentine’s Day Vacation

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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Just one week left for the Valentine’s Day and if you already bought your present but would like to give it during a romantic getaway, here are some search results of RCI subscribing members that looked for over the week of Valentine’s Day. The more than 750,000 searches conducted for that week yielded some interesting results. RCI is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange with nearly 4,500 affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries.

Despite the romantic nature of the holiday, travelers were not looking to escape alone. Instead, they were searching for group travel in units with multiple bedrooms. In fact, only 4.6 percent searched for a unit for just two people. Unsurprisingly then, nearly 75 percent searched for a unit with two or more bedrooms. More space, bedrooms, and privacy are some of the many benefits of vacation ownership units.

Traveling companions no longer just include family and friends, as shown by the number of travelers looking to take their pet on vacation. The amount of members who searched for pet-friendly accommodations nearly tripled since the previous year, with more than eight percent wanting to take their furry friend on their Valentine’s Day getaway.

Some travelers searched specifically for an activity-based trip over Valentine’s Day week. Downhill skiing was the most popular search, with more than 67 percent looking for this type of trip. On the other end of the spectrum, a beach vacation came in second with nearly 1 in 5 looking for a beach trip.

For those travelers looking to book a specific destination, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya areas of Mexico took the most popular spot (13.4 percent). It was followed closely by Orlando, Florida (11.6 percent); Tenerife, Spain (7.3 percent); Cancun, Mexico (5.9 percent); and Hilton Head, South Carolina (5.8 percent).

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