‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings and forced family fun. While some cherish the family time the holidays bring, others would much rather steer clear and opt for a romantic getaway. MissTravel.com releases the Top Holiday Hookie Destinations, the places where travelers are going to escape loved ones this holiday season.
New York – Nov. 3, 2015
The holidays are a time of celebration, and while reuniting with family can bring an enormous sense of comfort, it also comes with the stress of awkward encounters and navigating a barrage of personal questions. According to a new study, many are opting for romantic getaways, instead of dealing with the stress and anxiety brought on by these situations.
Travel-dating site, MissTravel.com, is releasing the list of destinations most requested by its members this holiday season. According to the site 21,543 have been planned by its members during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.
A variety of destinations dominate this year’s list of Holiday Hookie Destinations. With short travel times from most American cities, and cheaper than average hotel rates, Las Vegas is an easy and cheap four-day getaway for most Americans hoping to skip Thanksgiving dinner. The Philippines is famous for its festive celebration of Christmas, making Boracay Island a traveler favorite. Dubai has become famous as the playground for the rich and famous, ringing in the New Year is a great excuse to splurge on a luxurious getaway to this Middle Eastern city.
Top Thanksgiving Hookie Destinations
Rank – Destination – Number of Trips Planned
(6,348 Trips Planned Between Nov. 26 and 29)
1. Las Vegas, NV – 863
2. Miami, FL – 534
3. New York, NY – 302
Top December Hookie Destinations
(6,036 Trips Planned Between Dec. 20 and 27)
1. Boracay Island, Philippines – 689
2. New York, NY – 488
3. Las Vegas, NV – 187
(9,159 Trips Planned Between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3)
1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 948
2. Cancun, Mexico – 743
3. Las Vegas, NV – 572
“Family get togethers can be a source of anxiety for many people, especially those who have a hard time answering questions about their personal lives,” says Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of MissTravel.com. “Most Americans only get two weeks of paid time off. Escaping to a romantic destination may be a better option for those who may not want to spend their precious vacation time dealing with these high stress situations.”
MissTravel.com is the only dating site that pairs travel lovers on first dates to locations such as Hawaii, Las Vegas or Paris. MissTravel boasts over 600,000 members worldwide.
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MissTravel.com is the world’s first and only travel dating website. Instead of the conventional date, such as the movies or dinner, singles travel to new and exotic destinations together in hopes of finding romance. MissTravel.com was founded by MIT alum and online dating expert, Brandon Wade, and joins an impressive brand family of successful niche dating websites. Launched in 2012, the site boasts over 600,000 members worldwide, inspiring over 500,000 trips domestically and internationally.