According to a new survey commissioned by the US Travel Association, traveling with your loved one can strengthen your relationship. Rachel Hand finds out whether booking a trip together is the key to a better future.
The Positive Impact of Traveling Together
According to new research conducted for Travel Effect 79 percent of couples said that travel together has a positive impact on their relationship.
“Couples who travel together more often report closeness and romance compared to couples who don’t, and are more likely to report sharing common goals and desires. They’re less likely to see their differences as anything they can’t resolve, and when it comes to staying together, they’re more likely to make it past the five-year mark.”
When you travel with your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, you have to work together as a duo to make the trip a success. This can involve discussing basic things like where you will stay, what you will do each day and where you will eat, subjects which are rarely discussed at home.
Equally important, traveling often includes compromising with each other when you have different interests and budgeting to make your money last for the trip. Perhaps one of you is very active when traveling, eager to bounce out of bed every morning and fit in as much as possible, while the other person would like to enjoy living life at a slower pace.
Maybe you refuse to stay in a hotel without a pool, but your partner would prefer to stay somewhere cheaper and spend more on excursions.
Traveling together forces you to fit your plans to each other and find solutions. Once you have shared your desires and resolved differences with your loved one while traveling, you may well find you become more stable as a couple at home.
Travel as a Couple to Improve your Sex Life
Over 70 percent of couples say that traveling together inspires romance, while more than one in four say that traveling as a couple even improved their sex life. And let’s face it, you have more quality time to enjoy your partner’s company when you’re on holiday, plus you’re likely to be more relaxed, and of course, you can spend more time in bed!
A majority (59%) of couples say that being more intimate is an important reason to vacation together, so if the intimacy is missing from your relationship, it could be time to book a trip for two.
Do you regularly travel with your partner? How has it improved or altered your relationship?