After dating for a month, "holidaters" travel together How many singles are willing to travel with someone after only dating the person for one month? Roughly one in four. And the Fairmont hotel chain plans to cash in... Budget Travel Monday, May 12, 2008, 9:08 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016

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After dating for a month, "holidaters" travel together

Here's how it began: Hotel concierges at the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts chain reported to their bosses about a trend they were noticing. Young couples, having only gone on a few dates with each other, were taking overnight trips together.

Folks at the luxury chain's Canadian branch became curious. They did a survey of users of the online personal ads at Lavalife. More than 27 percent of men and 19 percent of women said they would hit the road with someone only a month into dating, according to a story in Toronto's Globe and Mail that's headlined Get a Room.

Fairmont calls these folks "holidaters" (groan) and has since debuted "icebreaker" vacation packages catering to this crowd ( The packages go easy on the romance (no roses), but yet are heavily loaded up with activities, such as ice-skating, sundown picnics, and zip-line racing. Rates start at about $389.

[via World Hum]


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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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