Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Need a last minute Valentine's Day gift idea? Instead of buying jewelry and chocolate, consider planning a trip for you and your sweetheart. New research commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, found at TravelEffect.com, reports couples who travel together are significantly more satisfied with their relationships, enjoying better sex and improved romance long after the trip ends.
“Couples who take time to vacation alone together at least once each year report happier, healthier relationships overall compared to those who do not travel as couples,” says Pam Loeb, principal of Edge Research, who conducted the telephone survey of 1,100 adults.
Key research findings include:
“What we’ve long known anecdotally, we’re now proving through authoritative research: travel has a positive effect on relationships,” says Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, which launched the “Travel Effect” campaign this month to boost awareness of travel’s benefits. “Couples who travel together have healthier, happier relationships compared to those who do not travel together. This Valentine’s Day, couples should strengthen their relationships in a meaningful way and take a trip together.”
Edge Research performed the Random Digit Dialing (RDD) telephone survey between November 26 and December 9, 2012. The survey ensured a census representative sample of adults in relationships, with quotas on gender, age, and region. For additional survey results, visit http://www.traveleffect.com.
About Travel Effect
Travel Effect is a campaign of the U.S. Travel Association, the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the travel industry that generates $1.9 trillion in economic output and supports 14.4 million jobs. U.S. Travel's mission is to increase travel to and within the United States. http://www.traveleffect.com