Is romance dead? Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Is romance dead? story by: House of Travel New Zealanders no longer travelling for romance, according to House of Travel Less than 1% of New Zealanders are choosing to holiday for romance in 2017, according to new research from House of Travel. House of Travel Marketing Director Ken Freer says while family holidays dominated Kiwis’ reasons for travel, there was a noticeable dearth of couples prioritising travelling for romance. “Out of more than 12,000 New Zealanders who were opting to travel for one of romance, adventure, family or to relax and refresh, only 25 prioritised travel for romance – less than 1%,” he says. “We saw a big skew to travelling for family, at 72%, however time together as a family is very different from time together as a couple. We were surprised that so few Kiwi couples are choosing to invest in quality time together in 2017 – even five years ago, travelling to reconnect as a couple was much more common than it is today.” Freer says as travel becomes more accessible for Kiwis, particularly to destinations traditionally considered off the beaten track, people are choosing to travel for adventure or to relax and refresh, but not necessarily to rekindle romance. “Travelling for adventure or to relax and refresh scored at 13% and 14% respectively, much higher than the paltry 1% for romance. This shows us that Kiwis are putting romance on the backburner this year, and we want to give them a reason to put romance first. We’re offering New Zealanders the chance to win a trip for two to Paris flying Singapore Airlines – just tell us why your Valentine’s Day wasn’t up to scratch this year and you’re in the draw. “We also have a number of great couples’ deals to Fiji, Australia and Bali to encourage more Kiwis to travel for romance this year. We want this to be the year Kiwis invest in some quality time together with their other half!” To be in to win a trip to Paris, visit The Edge’s Facebook page. Ready to reignite the romance in Paris? Here are 5 fun and flirty date ideas you could try when you win! Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Done this? Tell your friends about it.