Seems like us Brits are planning on getting more romantic in 2011, as package holiday specialist Jet2holidays has reported a sharp increase in bookings for the Valentine’s period.
Valentine’s Day 2011 falls on a Monday making it ideal for a romantic weekend away. The next time it falls adjacent to a weekend is 2014 so booking data shows Brits are making the most of it this year and vacating the UK for Valentine’s Day. So whether you want to use the most romantic day of the year to pop the question, whisk your sweetheart away overseas or simply run away from the love fest to warmer climes, Jet2holidays and Jet2.com has something for every Romeo, Juliet or Casanova!
Jet2holidays managing director Steve Heapy, commented: “Since the New Year, we have seen a surge in bookings for both city breaks and winter sun departing around Valentine’s Day, up 45 per cent on 2010. This could be people escaping the cold UK weather, but I hope it’s a reflection on us Brits getting more amorous, with more people jetting off on a romantic break this year.”
Propose in Paris
Follow in the footsteps of celebrity proposals like TomKat with a trip to Paris. Tom Cruise arranged an exclusive after-hours visit to the Eiffel Tower followed by a private dinner at the tower’s restaurant, Le Jules Verne 125m above ‘La cité d’amour’. Tom’s extravagant proposal may not fit within everyone’s budget, but Paris has plenty of romantic locations to drop to one knee for the ultimate ‘Will you marry me?’
Stay at the Hotel Jardins de Paris in Monmartre. This boutique hotel is close to plenty of charming bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy a tête-à-tête with your loved one...and there are the superb stores of Boulevard Haussmann and Rue Faubourg Saint Honore nearby for the perfect gift.
Price: £259pp based on two people sharing a double room for three nights, flying from Leeds Bradford on 11th February with 22kg baggage allowance included. Jet2.com offers flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle from Leeds Bradford from £9.99 one way including taxes.
Pucker up in Prague, the heart of Europe
Could there be a better way to rekindle the romance or impress your new love than a trip to the very heart of Europe, Prague? Take a horse drawn carriage along the cobbled streets to Charles Bridge for a moonlit stroll, or take an intimate dinner cruise down the Vltava River. If it is all getting a bit too serious, inject some fun with a night at Karlovy Lázné, the largest club in central Europe.
‘Czech’ into the Gloria Hotel. This three-star hotel is centrally located for romantic walks around this ancient city close to Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square and the stunning Prague Castle. Price: £249pp based on two people sharing a double room with breakfast for three nights, flying from Manchester on 10th February including resort transfers and 22kg baggage allowance. Jet2.com offers flights to Prague from Leeds Bradford, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester from £19.99 one way including taxes.
Escape the emotion in Tenerife!
Escape Valentine’s Day altogether! If the thought of watching couples swoon over each other is filling you with dread, grab a friend and head to Tenerife for some winter sun. The country boasts up to seven hours sunshine a day in February and who knows – you may even find your own holiday romance.
Hide away at the Neptuno Apartments, Costa Adeje, Tenerife. These three-star apartments are situated between the new resort of Costa Adeje and Playa de Las Americas. Spend the days relaxing by the pool and the evenings at one of the sophisticated bars and restaurants in Costa Adeje or partying in Las Americas! Price: £299pp based on two sharing for seven nights, flying from East Midlands to Tenerife on 11th February, including resort transfers and 22kg baggage allowance. Jet2.com offers flights to Tenerife from Leeds Bradford, Belfast International, Blackpool, East Midlands and Newcastle from £34.99 one way including taxes.
Visit www.Jet2holidays.com or www.jet2.com to book your break.